Hello, this is my first post on this forum but after lurking a bit I've seen how helpful everyone is! (I promise I'm not a creep haha maybe admiting to lurking in my opening sentence was a bad idea. )
I'm a 17 year old girl and currently a home schooled junior, though the reason for being home schooled is partly by choice (wanting to act) and partly by force (I missed 37 days of school last year for being sick alone. All were serious enough cases where I had doctor's notes.)
Whenever I eat *anything* at all I get extreme pain in my stomach, my doctor credits this to a bad mix of IBS and acid reflux. I believe her with that because zantac (along with other prescription medicines) tend to get the pain to lessen, but never go away completely. I've also been getting unexplainably exhausted after I eat. Sometimes I can't even finish my schoolwork after lunch without a nap because I just can't function. The pain is mainly in the lower part of my stomach, so could that just be extreme ibs? Nothing seems to alieviate it completely and it's so frustrating because at this point I'm terrified of eating because of the inevitable pain I have to endure afterwards. I've lost almost 10lbs (not good, I'm currently 76lbs, but also I'm only 4'11 so it's not HORRIBLE, just..bad. :( )
I've been having extreme fatigue for awhile now, and I've had a million different "answers" ranging from depression and anxiety (which I do have but have never bothered me like this before) to a deviated septum causing breathing problems (which I'm going to get treated for in the near future since I really can't breathe out of the left side of my nose and that sucks! haha) However, lately I feel like I'm pmsing, ALL the time. I'm extremely irritable, I've been crying every single night for no reason besides for the fact that I am sick and tired of feeling like crap. I recently got blood test to check out my hormones, but I'm not sure of the results yet. Every other blood test has come out "normal" so I feel so frustrated and feel as if no one believes me anymore. It's not all in my head, I know that for sure. It does feel similar to pmsing though, because my lower back aches a lot and I'm moody. But the stomach pain and those don't mix well in my head so I can't seem to figure it out.
I had a ct scan on my face to see if I was suffering from sinusitis (lack of spelling ability, I apologize) and the results came back perfectly normal besides for a deviated septum and a bone spur. I've been having tons of migranes lately and they're unbearable honestly. I have to go lay down in the dark to even find an ounce of comfort from them. I've been tested for immune system problems and so far everything seems to be "normal". Never in my life have I ever dreaded a word more than I dread the word "normal" currently. Any ideas guys?:confused:
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