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single mom 22 years old chronic symptoms need help ASAP plz!

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  • Posted By: Ashley22ny
  • March 19, 2008
  • 01:08 AM

here are my symptoms

1. diarrea for about 4-5 years now with an urgency to go
2. light colored and dark colored stools and everything in between color
3. fatigue 99% of the time rarley any energy just feel drained
4. abdomen pain usually when i have to go #2
5. dont seem to be digesting food that well can see pieces of food in toilet sorry if too graphic
6. i am VERY gassy also
7.CHRONIC cough with phlem for many years 4-5 years with blood tinge once in a while i DONT have lung cancer or anything wrong with my lungs except asthma is what they tell me i had an x-ray already and a breathing test. so i was thinking maybe due to some kind of stomach issues not sure but ive had acid reflux on and off with surgery i still have it sometimes has anyone heard of chronich phlem producing cough and what a cause might be???? PS: phlem is anywhere from white in color to brown NOT green please let me know any info would be a huge help!
8. not sure if this is related but recently ive started to have lower back pain on either sides left and right... this is well after the above symptoms above already existed for years so may not be related but it is a dull aching pain where maybe my kidneys are not sure..
OTHER FACT:
1. i was told i have anemia and low calcium
2. had my gall bladder removed due to gall stones
3. was told i have ibs and lactose intolerance... i am off of milk products and still having all symptoms
4. i had surgery to correct my sever acid reflux
5. been tested for diabetes and colitis which are negative
6. i have asthma and anxiety i take albuterol and zoloft and a vitamin at the moment
BASIC QUESTION:
what do you think i have ?
i am sceduled for a colonoscopy and upper gi scope
what do u think i could be eating and or doing to help my symptoms?? any special kind of diet maybe to help digestion and energy?? i have 2 small children and have no energy to even leave my house or play i cant eat out or do anything or go anywhere because my diarrea is so sever and my fatigue is sever
PLEASE HELP ANY WAY YOU CAN IT SEEMS I KEEP GETTING DIFFRENT DIAGNOSIS AND MY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IS FALLING APART :( AND THIS COUGH AND PHLEM JUST WONT GO AWAY THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP!

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  • How long have you had this GI dr?Did he do the surgery? Maybe its time for a fresh face? What tests did you have for diabetes and colitis? Have you been seen by an endocrinologist? Also perhaps a liver specialist. What is your diet like? Have you tried enzymes? here are my symptoms 1. diarrea for about 4-5 years now with an urgency to go2. light colored and dark colored stools and everything in between color3. fatigue 99% of the time rarley any energy just feel drained4. abdomen pain usually when i have to go #2 5. dont seem to be digesting food that well can see pieces of food in toilet sorry if too graphic6. i am VERY gassy also7.CHRONIC cough with phlem for many years 4-5 years with blood tinge once in a while i DONT have lung cancer or anything wrong with my lungs except asthma is what they tell me i had an x-ray already and a breathing test. so i was thinking maybe due to some kind of stomach issues not sure but ive had acid reflux on and off with surgery i still have it sometimes has anyone heard of chronich phlem producing cough and what a cause might be???? PS: phlem is anywhere from white in color to brown NOT green please let me know any info would be a huge help!8. not sure if this is related but recently ive started to have lower back pain on either sides left and right... this is well after the above symptoms above already existed for years so may not be related but it is a dull aching pain where maybe my kidneys are not sure..OTHER FACT:1. i was told i have anemia and low calcium2. had my gall bladder removed due to gall stones3. was told i have ibs and lactose intolerance... i am off of milk products and still having all symptoms4. i had surgery to correct my sever acid reflux5. been tested for diabetes and colitis which are negative6. i have asthma and anxiety i take albuterol and zoloft and a vitamin at the momentBASIC QUESTION:what do you think i have ?i am sceduled for a colonoscopy and upper gi scopewhat do u think i could be eating and or doing to help my symptoms?? any special kind of diet maybe to help digestion and energy?? i have 2 small children and have no energy to even leave my house or play i cant eat out or do anything or go anywhere because my diarrea is so sever and my fatigue is severPLEASE HELP ANY WAY YOU CAN IT SEEMS I KEEP GETTING DIFFRENT DIAGNOSIS AND MY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IS FALLING APART :( AND THIS COUGH AND PHLEM JUST WONT GO AWAY THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP!
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies Flag this Response
  • i just wanted to answer your questions:ive been to a couple gi doctors, ive already been tested for diabetes and i dont have that but never was tested for colitis what kind of test is performed to diagnose colitis? i have not tried enzymes, or seen an endocrinologist, what kind of doctor is that? what do they specialize in? and my diet is not the greatest i eat alot of processed foods as i am always on the go with my kids but i do enjoy fresh foods when i can i love fresh fish and i love brocolli but my body does not seem to digest any green foods at all and i seem to poop them all out in pieces sorry if thats too graphic but im frustrated with these doctors who dont seem to try hard enough to find out whats going on. and no i havent seen a liver specialist, why would u think i need to see one of those? and is there a name for that kind of doctor? thanks again for any help
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