I'm trying to find out what is wrong with my boyfriend of 3 years, we've been to hand fulls of doctors, been through $1000's of dollars, and we got a diagnosis, but there's something else wrong. And I was wondering if anyone had any ideas??
He's 21 years old.
Abdominal problems started 2 1/2 years ago, he had severe abdominal pain, and diarrhea. It severely impacted his life, lost jobs, stopped being social, and stopped leaving the house.
July/August 2008 -He had a colonoscopy which came up perfect
So his previous doctor-who was an internalist said he had irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS)
March 2009-We went to an allergist and she suggested he had Celiac disease, ran the tests, and it came up positive.
Immediatly we started him on a gluten free diet, and he improved tremendously! For about a week or 2, and then started to go down hill.
April 2009 -He was allergy test and came up allergic to: Corn, Rice, Milk, and Chicken.
So we cut out all of those.
He then started having pain in his chest, shoulders, and arms, and isalso having headaches(which is unusual). And he went to his new doctor and he put him on Muscle Relaxants, and Pain Killers.
The pain spread to his entire back, and still in his chest, shoulders, and arms.
He was put on antibiotics today for a Urinary Tract Infection(UTI)
And his is still having abdominal problems.
And he's lost 40lbs since December 2008, 40lbs in 6months!
I can't help but think there is a bigger picture here! One thing is happening after another, it's severly impacting his life, and he's never "normal".
July 2007- Abdominal pain, diarrhea
August 2008- Colonoscopy -fine
September 2008- "diagnosised" with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
March 2009- Diagnosed with Celiac Disease
April 2009 -Allergic to Corn, Rice, Milk, Chicken
June 2009- Pain in the chest, shoulders, arms
-Spread to his entire back
June 29th -Urinary Tract Infection
Throughout all this time we'd put him on countless diets trying anything he could thing of, cutting him down to lean meats, and veggies, and crackers.
He's now on a diet of Pork Chops, steak, Carrots, Peas, Grapes, and Water.
Any ideas,or suggestions, or ANYTHING would be greatly appriciated!!
Thank you for reading, I know it's long.