25 year old male.
All of my symptoms developed rapidly within a month. At the time I was under no stress, on a vacation in fact. I suspect I got an gastrointestinal infection from a girl that I dated at that time, she was from East Africa, Tanzania.
After I eat I get air hunger and a lot of phlegm. After meals I frequently get stomach spasms that I at first was mistaking for palpitations.
After I eat anything with SUGAR I get sharp pains between my stomach and my colon and sometimes (developed later) in my upper colon.
I lost around 10% of my body weight, from 150 to 135. I have dark circles under my eyes.
I start feeling lightheaded at times, especially after I am on my feet for a while to the point I feel I am about to pass out.
At night I feel dehydrated after about 4-5 hours and my stomach starts to vibrate. I drink some water and it stops. During the day I am always dehydrated too.
On a side note I think my dehydration is interfering with my heart, at night at times I wake up with my pinky and ring fingers going numb, especially if I am sleeping on the left side.
Can't see a gastroenterologist, they kicked me out for not having insurance.
An asthma doctor said my air hunger was from my throat spasming, nothing to do with lungs & that it's acid from the stomach causing it after meals. Put me on protonix (PPI), not sure if it helped the air hunger or not.
In ER they did urine, blood (including artery) tests. Said thyroid is fine, liver enzymes are fine, no signs of infection, heart is fine, electrolytes normal. Everything else normal.
Tested negative for HIV, and other standard STDs. After contact with this woman I did have small red dots on my penis head for 1-2 days that went away and never reappeared. I also had a thick pimple-like spot in my pubic area for several days that never since reappeared. A similar thick pimple appeared around 6 months later in my armpit, unlikely it was an insect bite in my armpit, and it stayed there for around 2 weeks. Not sure if it's related to what happened before.
What could this be?
How can I get this treated if insurance companies never cover pre-existing conditions? Will they consider this a pre-existing condition if I was never diagnosed with it but if symptoms resemble what I complained to a doctor about before I purchased insurance?