I'm a 20 year old female. I have two children, 3 1/2 and 22 months. I typically have a clear medical history, with only one surgery (gall bladder removal, 21 months ago), and one chronic condition (IBS, that isn't prevalent anymore). Lately I've been having some stomach problems that I cannot find an answer for. I can typically figure out anything that is plaguing me, but this one I haven't been able to fathom. I've done a lot of research on it, and have came across people with the same symptoms, and none of them have answers.
I always know when its going to happen. I'll wake up in the morning, and begin burping. Not regular burps. Horrible smelling, sulfuric, rotten egg like burps. Its as if my stomach has just stopped working and hasn't digested the food I ate the day before, and its just sitting there, rotting in my stomach. And I know its going to happen. I start vomiting. Many times. First all of the food that was in my stomach, then just acid. But it won't stop. Then the diarrhea begins. It's like my body has just decided to purge any form of liquid in my intestinal tract, and it's doing a good job of it. I get dehydrated, to the point of tachycardia. It gets even better, because sometimes I'll throw up to the point of vomiting blood, and I have to go to the hospital to be put on fluids. This was the time before last. The doctor said that it was a UTI (kidney infection). That my white blood cell count was 24k, rather than a normal of 10k. She gave me Cefalexin, 2000mg a day for 7 days. I took them. That was two weeks ago. This weekend, I got sick again. This time I had some anti-nausea pills she also prescribed. I threw up four times, just to get the rotten food out of my stomach, and then took the pill. It worked, and thats great, but how long is this going to go on?
The twists and history:
I started getting sick like this on Sunday, Sept 13. The next time I got sick was Sunday, Sept 20. The first time I thought it was food poisoning (that’s what this feels like) from some leftover Chinese food. The second time, though the same thing and only a week later, I attributed to coincidence, and possibly stomach flu, because my oldest daughter had the flu at the time. But I told myself that if it happened again, I’d go to a doctor about it. The third time was Saturday, Oct 3rd. That’s the one I threw up blood and went to the ER for, the one they diagnosed as a kidney infection. There were no other signs of a kidney infection (I’ve had them before, I know what they feel like), no back pain, no trouble urinating, no burning feeling, nothing. But I was just going to agree with the doctor, and hope that she was right, because I’m so tired of this. Its only on the weekends, every, or every other weekend. This last time was this past Sunday, Oct 18. I took one of the anti-nausea pills, and they sort of worked, but made me sleep literally all day. I had gotten 8 hrs of sleep the night before, woke up sick, took the pill, and slept for another 8.
I don’t understand it. None of the food matches up. It’s not something I’m eating. After the hospital incident, I was doing everything I could to prevent this from happening again. I didn’t eat past three hours before I went to bed, slept on my right side so that my stomach would empty correctly, followed all food guidelines, etc. I don’t have any food allergies, and like I’ve stated, none of the food has been the same in any ways. I really cant figure out why this only happens when it does, though I’m actually grateful that its on the weekends and not during my work week. I just don’t understand this, and it’s starting to worry me. I don’t really have the funds to go through every test on the planet to figure it out. When I went to the hospital they did a CAT scan that came back clean, but now I’m pretty sure they’re wrong. So, to conclude this long-winded explanation, any ideas?