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Stomach Problems, Appetite, Nausea, Escalating Please Help

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  • Posted By: billio12
  • April 14, 2007
  • 10:21 PM

In September, after a night of light drinking, i ended up quite nauseaus and was so for the whole next day, i didnt drink for another two weeks, and the same thing started happening, and I got a pressure in my back, so i stopped drinking
Randomly a few weeks later my stomach was very upset, i had no appetite, and i was nauseaus, so i took some prilosec and was on it for several months and was pretty good, occasional uneasiness with some back pressures
However, about three weeks ago, i stopped taking the prilosec for a few days and started taking metoclopramide, a motility drug, after about four days on it (i dont know if there was a correlation) i was very sick nauseaus and had no appetite for several days and I still do not have much of an appetite
During this time, i had catscan, upper endoscopy-showed a bit of irritation in the stomach lining and esophagus, gastric emptying and other tests done- I still dont have much of an appetite and feel nauseaus, Ive been thinkin a lot about death, and have started to get headaches, dizziness, and i occasionally see afterimages or stars in my vision (I had my eyes checked and they found nothing)

Can someone please help me, im really worried

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  • I would go see a gastrointerologist because they specialize in stomach problems.
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  • hey anything that may be wrong is fixable,I can sortof understand what your feeling -but don't take things to that extenta concerned relation!!!PEACE
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  • Have you seen a doctor regarding your problem?If not, I highly recommend that you do - see a primary care physician first who can then refer you to the right doctor.So just to get things clear- your symtoms started severla months ago when you drank presumably an alcoholic bevarage after which you felt nauseaous. This happened again 2 weeks later. Can I ask what and how much did you drink. How much do you normally drink. Do you still have this problem when you drink?Then a few weeks later you started experiencing nausea and loss of appetite and took prilosec for several months. This helped the problem but you still felt pain in the back. I would like to know who prescribed this medication to you. Was it a doctor. Did you decide to take the medication out of your own accord or on advice of friends. Then you started taking metoclopromide.Once again was there a specific reason for stopping the losec and then starting the other drug. Besided the endoscopy which other tests did you have done and what did they show. Have you been losing weight and if so how much did you weigh before, how much do you weigh now and over how long did you lose this weight.You say you think about death. Do you feel depressed. Do you sometimes feel like you may hurt yourself. Have you ever had any thoughts about or made or carried out plans to hurt yourself. Do you have problems with sleep. Do you have anything in your life that is stressing you, or has there been any new worries that have entered your life in the past few months.Finally do you have any other medical problems. Is there a family history of any medical problems. Are you on any medication.Please answer each question carefully and hopefully they will help us reach a diagnisisWith Peace
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