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STomach pain-many tests-no diagnosis = Running out of $$

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 16, 2010
  • 02:53 AM

Hi,
Since the birth of my daughter 3 years ago, my health has deteriorated dramatically. First, high blood pressure, severe insomnia and now stomach pain. I have overcome the 1st two but not the last.
The pain began a year ago. I thought I had a touch of a stomach bug at first. Then, I thought it was something I ate a few times ect.... Finally, the pain didnt quit. It always starts after lunch time. Its in my upper abdominal area always in the same place but the pain radiates to my back. I almost feel fluish and also can have nausea with the pain at times. Chronic constipation is now a problem but wasnt at first. Some of the tests I have done (sorry in advance for terrible spelling) hyda-scan= nothing, gallbladder=nothing, upper abdominal xray-nothing, upper GI endo= a little damage of previous reflux issues but nothing that could cause that kindof pain, full range of blood tests to test my thyroid ect.....=normal, have taken lots of medications for acid reduction=no help, have tried not eating greasy foods=helps a little, have been tested for celeriac disease=negative. I have gone to my natural doctor and they just tell me to get more exercise, could be gluten intolerence, could be a dairy allergy ect... but dont seem to have a clue. I have tried no glutten and not dairy=no help. The doctor thought it was endometriosis but I am so regular, I think not and pain does not go with cycles ect..... Now he says he thinks it is something to do with the nerve endings in my stomach. He says that it still sounds also like it could be my gallbladder still but Im running out of money for all of these tests especially over and over again!! I dont know what to do. Im still paying on all of the tests I had last summer. I feel like my Dr. simply does not know and is taking guesses. He wants to put me on some medication that he said is a mild anti-depressant with low dossage that helps with nerve ending problems in the stomach (I pick it up tomorrow so dont know name yet). I am frustrated. I went from being 'Miss NAtural' to 'Miss Medicated' and I hate it. Help me please if any of you have any advice of where to go from here. Maybe a 2nd opinion?

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