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End of my rope..

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 24, 2008
  • 04:38 AM

Where do I begin?

I'm female, almost 16, OCD, and have been vegetarian for nearly two years. I've had stomach pain and nausea as far back as I can remember.

As a child any time I got nervous or excited I'd start throwing up for a day or two at a rate of once every 2-15 minutes. Even if I wasn't scared/excited, I'd be sick 4/7 days a week. Over the years I developed a phobia of vomit (to the point where I keep myself from doing so if possible and would rather die than vomit).

Now I don't usually vomit, but I have near constant stomach pain and/or nausea. The pain varies, but is usually really sharp, burning, or gnawing. It's always worse in the morning. I also have frequent head aches and migraines. The last couple of years have been really bad..much worse than before.

Lately (the past two months or so) I've been really ache-y, had a near constant fever..been really dizzy..yet my blood work and such always comes back 100% normal..I'd think that just the constant fever alone would do something-like elevate my white blood cell count...but no, nothing. In the last couple of months I've had blood work, seen gastroenterologists...next month I have an appointment at Seattle Childrens' Hospital.

I'm really just at the end of my rope...I can hardly spend time with friends because I get so worried I'm going to get sick(er) and have to leave. it'd be great if I could get some more ideas as to what's wrong because I'm fresh out..

I'm currently taking sertraline and lorazepam for the OCD and anxiety and prevacid and ranitidine for my stomach.

I've drank barium, had ultrasounds, had blood drawn, had xrays, will be having an endoscopy...all things gland/cortisol related have been ruled out...

I think that gives you an idea...thanks in advance!

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