Hey there. I'm new to these boards, so I hope this is the place to post.
I'm a 24 year old female. I weigh 200 pounds, though I am very active. I can run two-three miles without stopping or getting short of breath, I only drink water and watch my diet. I played basketball in high school, and never had any problems.
Then a few months ago, I started to have a few issues. One was that I started to have abdominal pain all the time. I went to my doctor who had me sent to get an ultrasound done. She called me the day of and told me that they found something on the ultrasound around my liver, but couldn't tell what it was. So she was going to schedule me a CT Scan for further tests. She hadn't called back that day, and that Saturday I was in a lot of pain, so I decided to go to the ER. At the ER they ran a bunch of blood work and did the CT Scan. My blood work came back normal...they tested enzymes , they did a pregnancy test, they ruled out dehydration and enemia. They tested my gallbladder, and found no evidence that it wasn't working. My CT Scan did reveal fatty tissue, but the doctor said that it wasn't a cause of concern right now, and that if I watched my diet, and lost some weight, that it should go away.
The pain continued, so I went back to my doctor, and she ended up diagnosing me with GERD. I was given Prevacid, and it has helped. The pain isn't as severe, but I have ended up in the ER on two other occasions because I was so scared that something was missed. But each time, they've run more blood work, and everything has come back normal . The second ER doctor I saw did say that there was a very small chance it could be my gallbladder, but that it was very minimal. He said if it continued, he would suggest getting it tested to see what the percentage it was working at. I still haven't had that done.
All the while, I'm having tingling in my feet. It seems to only happen when I'm at work. I don't know if it may be the chair I sit in. It's not the most comfortable chair, but it's what was supplied to me. I also get tingling and numbness in my hands/fingers, but that only seems to happen when I'm lying down and am reading a book. Like I'll be holding it up with both my hands, and it usually only 'goes to sleep' on my left.
Since I've started taking the PPI for my GERD, I haven't had any chest or arm pain which are both side effects of GERD.
I do have headaches, but I've had those all my life. I have a lot of pressure in my sinuses, but I've been having a problem with those every time Spring rolls around.
All in all, I would say that I'm feeling better, but I am just wondering if all of these things could be related? I should also mention that I'm on 50mg of Zoloft . Stomach pain usually isn't a symptom of GERD which is one of the reasons why I've still been kind of worried.
If any of you can help, I'd greatly appreciate it. Sometimes I sike myself out, and think that something is terribly wrong when I shouldn't be worried at all.
OH! And with the headaches, I started seeing a chiropractor a couple of weeks ago, so I was wondering if maybe getting the adjustments is maybe causing the headaches? I seem to getting them more in the back of my head, whereas I used to only get them around my temple/forehead area.