About a year ago I started having what I would call episodes of unsettled stomach, which would be almost nausea, but not quite. I wouldn't be hungry and would not want to move around much because that made it worse. Those would happen maybe once every 6-8 weeks, so I attributed it to something I ate. I had been diagnosed with IBS several years ago, but I didn't have the associated cramping and diarrhea with this new problem. Last July I went to a GI doctor, the one that diagnosed me with IBS and told him about the occasional unsettled stomach, pain just below my sternum and around my belly button. He did a few lab tests that all came back normal and said it was probably just acid reflux. Well, about 3 months ago, I started having nausea attacks for no apparent reason. They happened at random times, sometimes before I ate or after I ate. For 2-5 days after that I would have the unsettled stomach and not be very hungry if at all. I've taken Aciphex and Hyoscyamine and that has had no effect on the symptoms. The last nausea attack was in the middle of the night, it woke me up and I had to take a Phenergan to be able to get any rest. Like I said I've had the lab tests done for liver, thyroid, celiac, ct scan with contrast over my abdomen. All they've found were some common cysts on one kidney and my doctor told me not to worry about those.
I'm about to lose my mind here if I don't get a diagnosis for what's wrong with me. There are more days than not that I have some kind of stomach problem that makes me not want to eat or eat very much. I also want to stay in for fear I'll have another nausea attack and have to come home like I've had before. My current symptoms are nausea attacks(before or after meals, doesn't matter), gas(sometimes a lot of it), pain/discomfort in my stomach area and sometimes on the right under my rib cage.
I'm scheduled to go back to my regular internist on Dec 8th, but aside from asking for an H. Pylori test I don't know what else to do. There's gotta be something wrong, I wasn't like this until the past year. :confused:
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