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  • Posted By: szabinatanyer
  • July 21, 2011
  • 02:22 AM

I am a 36-year old white woman, 5’5’’ and 125 lbs. I eat healthy, never drink alcohol and never smoke. I have been having some GI issues for the past 18 years. I am allergic to some proteins and I am on a non-dairy diet. I recently (1 month ago) had an adenoma removed from my transverse colon, and I have inflammation in my small colon and ulcers in my stomach, for which I am taking a proton pump inhibitor. For the past few months I have been getting hit with a mystery “illness”. In the evenings, when I am lying down, relaxing usually, just having fun, suddenly I feel an overwhelming horrific feeling of general sickness hitting me like a brick. I just feel incredibly sick (no pain), horrific nausea, very bad chills, pale (ash colored) face, lips and skin under the fingernails. My fingers also become very cold. I just feel so cold and cannot get warm, no matter how many blankets I put on top of me. When this hits me, I feel so sick as if I was dying. I am not the complaining type, but I have never in my life felt this sick. My GI doctor thinks that despite of my ongoing GI problems it is not a gastroenterological problem but a cardiological one. She sent me to see a cardiologist. I made an appointment but must wait 6 more weeks… I am not sure I can make it that long... Anyone out there has anything similar? Is it a GI issue, cardiological or something else? I would greatly appreciate any ideas. Thank you!

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