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I keep running into brick walls

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  • Posted By: cwu007
  • February 12, 2011
  • 04:41 PM

This is long.
I've had abdominal pain since mid-December. (The pain probably started earlier but it wasn't severe enough for me to notice) My doctor diagnosed me with a Ventral Diathesis. That diagnosis stuck for a month when I started getting nausea and vomiting. That started in late January. I would get nausea everyday. A few days later I vomited. After that I had nausea everyday but without vomiting.
On Feb 1 I went to a burger joint for lunch. After I finished eating I became nauseous. A few minutes later when I got to my car I started vomiting. When I got home a few minutes later I vomited the rest of my lunch out. (I don't suspect food poisoning because my boyfriend was there with me and we both ate the same food) After that incident I would get nauseous everytime I ate. I would either vomit or gag like I was going to vomit.
On Feb 4 I went to go see my doctor. She suspected that I might have problems with my gallbladder so she ordered an ultrasound and blood work. I was also ordered to have a no fat no oil diet. Starting the next day I was on a strictly vegan diet minus nuts, avocados, and soy beans. I still vomited the first few days. My boyfriend suspected I the vomiting was due to me eating too much. (I'm having a hard time fathoming that because in late December I went to a buffet and really pigged out with no problems)
I had my ultrasound on Fed 8. I just got my test results back yesterday. Ultrasound and bloodwork are both normal. My doctor has concluded for now that I had the stomach flu. I'm having a hard time fathoming that because I've had the stomach flu in the past with nothing like this. To also top it off, yesterday morning I ate something and got nauseous again. I then found out it had oil in it. I'm going to go back to my usual diet this weekend and see what happens.
My doctor did mention the HIDA test but is holding off on it for now since I seem to be getting better.
I'm having a hard time believing all I had was the stomach flu. I'm tired of running into all these brick walls. Can anyone suggest what might be going on?

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