I have been chronically sick for 7 months now to the point that I cannot work. My symptoms started with pain in the center and upper left abdominal area with pain and severe nausa. Those pains and symptoms have remained throughout these past 7 months. Then I began to get other symptoms. I frequently spend time curled up in a ball with the center and upper left pain, nausa. The pain radiates to my upper back and to my stomach and intestines. The severe discomfort accompanies those mentioned above with a burning, gnawing, cramping pain, gurgling in the abdomin, bloating, feeling of fullness, loss of appetite, a constant feeling of a mass or lump inside, especially upper left side of abdomin, difficulty swallowing, hiccups, increase in bowel movements, dizziness, vision changes, headache, shortness of breath (intermittant), nerve pain, muscle aches all over body at night and early morning, reflux. On December 8, 2009 I suddenly began to have severe and chronic diarrhea that lasted over 30 days. During that time I would go up to 25 times a day. It started with gold diarrhea that floated, then green, also floated, then dark which some parts floated while the rest went to the bottom of the toilet bowl. My doctor prescribed Flagyl which stopped the diarrhea for two days, then it was back. During the 7 day treatment of Flagyl it came and went, with some days coming back with a vengence. After the 7 days it got better for a few days with very soft stools. I now go between very soft stools and diarrhea. My blood pressure is running low with a high pulse rate most of the time. I have had blood work; normal, catscan; normal, ultrasound; normal (although a hiatel hernia is present), endoscopy - result is gastritis which does not explain all of the symptoms. My next test is going to be a Hydroscan. I had a colonoscopy about a year ago which showed a few small polyps which they removed.
What could be producing all of these symptoms? I know it is something more than gastritis!! Please help.......I need to get well and start working again.