My son is 23 years old and has been having an unidentified gastric/stomach problem for over a year now. Sometimes he will go 2 or 3 months without an attack sometimes less. Last time was on Christmas day however he had a couple of small ones but managed to control it.
It happens in the morning after he has been up getting ready for work. He begins to moan and turn pale. He will go to the bathroom a couple of times. He gets nauseous and sweats then begins throwing up. When he throws up it is usually yellow or orange which I am told is bile. This lasts sometimes for a few hours sometimes all day. He cannot eat. It becomes so severe long lasting He then ends up in the Emergancy room to try and get relief.
He has not ever really been able to explaine how it feels. But he said he does not have pain. States its maybe like butterflies in his stomach sort of between his rib cage.
They give him shots of Phenergan sometimes it takes two shots but still may not work they also will sometimes give him a shot for pain but he insists he has no pain. Sometime that will help but most likely because it makes him sleep and relax until it subsides.
They have given him Prilosec, Acifex, Hyoscyamine, Amrtyptylline, Metoclopramide and a couple of of other things i cant remember. Nothing helps.
He has seen 5 different EM doctors and none of them know what is going on. He was sent to see a Surgeon that works for the hospital because he was knowledgeable about stomach problems and since my son has no insurance and did not have the means to pay was put on their financial assistance program to pay the bill so he saw the hospital surgeon. That doctor ordered blood and urine tests to check for stomach cancer a colonoscopy, endoscopy, X-Rays both upper and lower GI, and an ultrasound.
Nothing was found except that the Doctor said that he had excessive stomach acid. He said most people after fasting only have about a tablespoon of acid but my son had about a cup.
No one seems to know what the problem is. Im hoping someone out there will be able to give me some insight as to what may be going on and what to do about it.
Please - we are desperate for an answer.
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