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Persistant nausea/abdominal pain for 3 years

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 22, 2007
  • 04:00 AM

17 y/o female. 5' 6" 102 lb. Vegetarian diet, moderately healthy.

Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Mild anemia. Panic disorder.

Symptoms:

persistant nausea and abdominal pain for nearly three years, no vomiting.
tachycardia (usually over 120 bpm)
fatigue
irritability
loose bowels/diarrhea



Can't get a diagnosis. Seems to be unrelated to the anxiety.

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  • Porphyria?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 11:28 AM
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  • You should look into Celiac's Disease (gluten allergy). Causes malabsorption, abdominal pain, fatigue, etc. There is a test for it, although the test has many false negatives. Best thing to do is look it up, cut out all gluten and see how you feel.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 07:32 PM
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  • By the way, it's also closely linked with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and may cause Hashimoto's (according to some theories).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 07:34 PM
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  • have you checked for parasites
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 09:55 PM
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  • Endometriosis might be another possibility. Do you have heavy periods with clotting?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 10:03 PM
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  • have you checked for parasitesIt sounds like parasites.How are your nails and skin?Have you tried to rotate your diet to see if it is food intolerance?Do you like to eat a lot of sweets, wheat?Even if you don't get a positive result for parasites, yeast, or fungus- you might still have something of that nature, since those tests are not always accurate.A great remedy is grapefruit seed extract. It is safe, effective and won't affect any of your organs. Get Well.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 10:22 PM
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  • 17 y/o female. 5' 6" 102 lb. Vegetarian diet, moderately healthy. Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Mild anemia. Panic disorder. Symptoms: persistant nausea and abdominal pain for nearly three years, no vomiting.tachycardia (usually over 120 bpm)fatigueirritabilityloose bowels/diarrhea Can't get a diagnosis. Seems to be unrelated to the anxiety. I was just wondering if you have had any tests run on your Petuitry Gland, Adrenal glands or parathyroid glands, as hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease it can trigger some other autoimmune diseases and endocrine diseases.
    kitty k 31 Replies
    • January 23, 2007
    • 11:34 AM
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  • How long has the current diet gone on in relation to the symptoms? A high vegetarian diet could contain a lot trigger foods like gluten (wheat, rye, barley), soy, and salicyliates (tomato, pepper, onion, raspberry) - all of which have been known to cause symptoms like the ones described. Then again, an unresearched vegetarian diet is already at risk for anemia. Meat contains most of the iron we need, and some vegetarians don't eat enough beans and legumes to compensate. I'm not trying to knock your diet, I'm on a strict one myself. The thing is though, each person has a different diet they need to eat. I did some research for a friend who was having a problem with tomatoes and the advice I found online was that she should eat a lot of meat and bread. Funny thing is that is all she ever wanted to eat anyway, she just finally chemically understood why.My suggestion would be to find some vitamins that are soy, gluten, and salicyliate free and try a diet primarily of unseasoned rice, seaweed, unseasoned beans, and nuts (at least with a nut allergy, the reaction will be so swift and severe that it won't stay hidden behind stomach cramps like a gluten or soy problem)Do you drink a lot of milk or is it a vegan diet too? Milk intolerence can cause high blood pressure and the other listed symptoms as well.
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • January 23, 2007
    • 02:08 PM
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  • Have you been tested for carcinoid?richard96@hushmail.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 24, 2007
    • 02:55 PM
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  • I feel your pain, literally. There seem to be a lot of people undiagnosed with the same or simular symptoms. I have had abdominal swelling and pain for over 3 yrs, nausea, vomitting, emotional disturbances, bowel problems of all kinds. I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and ma currently taking synthroid. The abdominal and bowel symptoms have not changed. I am wondering if it may be a syndrome waiting to be discovered.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 08:59 PM
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  • anemia, abdominal pain, nausea, irritbility, fatigue, diarrhoea, ect are all symtoms of Celiac Disease. I would go get tested, its jsut a simple blood test!Heres some more information about it...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celiac_disease
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 7, 2007
    • 09:15 PM
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  • already been tested found neg. Many test run, still no answers. Tomorrow I get the results of my small intestine fluoroscopy. Colonoscopy=polyps removed and found to be begnign. No other abnormalities.Endoscopy= no abnormalitiesCT scan= no apparent abnormalitiesBlood work= Hypothyroidism-perscribed synthroidFluoroscopy= results unknownI'm not sure what is next.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 09:30 AM
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  • My fluoroscopy result came back abnormal. The Dr suspects polyposis of small bowel. I will do the camera pill test on Tues. Most likely I am a candidate for small bowel removal. I have symptoms like :Cowden syndromeTURCOT SYNDROMEPEUTZ-JEGHERS SYNDROMEI am hoping for the best, but fear the worst.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 11:03 PM
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  • Ha****oxicosis sounds like the simplest explanation to me.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2009
    • 09:20 PM
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