My wife is a 40 year old female in excellent physical shape. Her only medical history is hypothyroidism two years ago, which was corrected with diet changes and verified with blood tests.
Past three months: - two episodes each for 3 days solid where stomach felt like it was boiling acid - constant dizziness when standing/moving - mild, constant pain in upper abdomen; - constant nausea - occasional headache - pulse is normally at 64, but a few times a day moves up to 100 for no reason - Saw a doctor twice. Blood work looked perfect. Initial diagnosis was ulcer. Took prescription antacid for 3 weeks. It helped constant nausea somewhat, but nothing else.
Changes in last 5 days: - pain in upper abdomen moved higher toward heart - strong nausea; can't eat anything but a few crackers - extreme fatigue; Spent 3 days in bed, then doc admitted to hospital for monitoring
GI specialist ordered CAT scan and said it's definitely not an ulcer or a GI problem.
After three days in the hospital, we're really hoping for some diagnosis and solution.