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Been Sick for Months and Nothing being found

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  • Posted By: XpectMore
  • February 11, 2009
  • 11:08 PM

I have been sick for months. I have been having stomach problems. Upper pain in my abdomen. Right around the gallbladder. Also pain down the center of my tummy. I have been having lots of heart burn, dizziness, nausea, and diarrhea.

The doctors have put me on prilocec 2 times a day.

I have now been going through a lot of tests. My blood tests showed inflammation. My stool showed nothing. My Cat showed only a cyst on my ovary. My upper GI showed nothing. My Colon Os copy Showed only 1 benine pallup, and 3 precancerous pollups. The last test was a ultra sound...nothing there either. I am so sorry about my spelling with these medical terms. I even tried spell check and had no luck for some.

Anyway, I have been so sick. Weak, dizzy, nausea, tummby problems and pain. I have no idea what the problem could be.

Any idea anyone?

Thank You,

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  • Never worry about your grammer. As the old adage foretells; a man feels despair that he has no shoes until he meets a man with no feet. If you don't mind me asking, please tell me your age and a little more about your symptoms. When did the discomfort begin and what was the first symptom noticed? Do the symptoms appear cyclic or are they more constant? Has there been any major life event take place within the weeks or months prior to the onset of symptoms? These events could be related to loss of a loved one, loss or change in a job, etc. Initially, this sounds a bit like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but I need to comment here that IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that if physical causes are not identified, then IBS is likely the underlying cause. The fact that your tests have yielded negative results up to this point, is evidence that you may ultimately end up with a diagnosis of IBS, which is a dysregulation of the function of the colon, particularly the delicate balance maintained in water re-uptake. Certain neurotransmitters within the class of serotonin influence how the colon performs its function in this regard and realize that alterations can indeed make the affected person feel extremely ill, despite the fact that no physical disease is present. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • February 12, 2009
    • 00:37 AM
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  • Thank you so much for your reply. I am so sorry that it took me so long to get back to you. I had to go prepare supper for my family.I am 40 years old. More symptoms: Very dizzy, week, faintish, head aches, heart burn, diarrhea, Stomach pain and cramping in the upper area and center, I am also very sleepy all the time, and I have no problem going to sleep ever. When I got my gallbladder checked by ultra sound the tool used to touch my stomach in that area hurt. My stomach was very tender in that area.I have these symptoms daily and constantly. These problems have effected my whole life and ability to get things done.I am a stay at home mom. I have been doing businesses on the internet and not having any results. I also like to stay active in the lives and school days of my children. I also help my husband with his business. He has an automotive business. I do all paper work and marketing for it. Money is very very tight right now and not much of it. Therefore, I am stressed. I was hoping that these problems with my health do not have to do with stress. But, I am sure that it does have a great deal to do with it.Thank you so much for working with me.XpectMore:confused:
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    • February 12, 2009
    • 02:03 AM
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