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Unknown stomach problems...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 29, 2007
  • 11:20 PM

So... Roughly six weeks ago, I began suffering from severe, constant stomach pain and nausea; a doctor at the hospital emergency room (a friend dragged me there, heh) diagnosed acute gastroenteritis, gave me some antinauseants and sent me home. They worked wonderfully, and I was fine until the prescription ran out, about a week later... Ever since then, though, I've been unable to eat anything. Even so much as a single bite of dry toast results in hours of pain and uncontrollable vomiting, and as long as I don't eat, I'm alright, if kind of weak from the lack of food by this point. I did try returning to a different doctor, but she decided that I was lying (I have terrible teeth thanks to botched childhood braces, and she thought that it resembled meth-mouth) and refused to treat me or even run any tests...

Does anybody have any ideas?

I'm twenty-two and female, if it makes any difference.

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  • You really really need to go to the hospital - A DIFFERENT ONE. Clearly the doctors you have seen regarding your problems are incompetent. Fire your doctor and find a new one. If you can not hold food down there is a SERIOUS problem. On top of what is going on you'll face a whole new set of problems due to malnutrition. You need to see someone stat. Tell them your problem and if they don't take you seriously find someone that will.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 31, 2007
    • 04:22 AM
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  • Two and a half years later, minus 30 pounds on a body that wasn't overweight to begin with, I still have nearly constant nausea and intermittent diarrhea related to eating. Doctors don't appear interested in my case. I've seen at least six and they all say that I should follow up with someone else. They don't know what's wrong. I manage with antinausea meds and a strictly managed diet. If I can keep my fat consumption down to no more than 4-5 grams per meal, I can avoid vomiting. This isn't easy to do, but it helps. Try it and see...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 3, 2007
    • 11:19 PM
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  • I agree with everyone you need to see someone stat. I have been suffering some of the same symptoms for the past 5yrs. I would recommend going to a GI doc. They will run alot of test to help rule out things like ulcers, Gerd, etc. I hope for you they find something. I have been on a nausea med for the past 2yrs. at first it helped but now has worn off. I have also had my gallbladder removed as a last resort and that did not help. Since I have chronic nausea i have developed a fear a vomiting. With my symptoms luckily I have never vomited. Just loss of appetite, chronic nausea, fatigue, and abd pain. I know I haven't really given to much advice but your are not in this alone. Hopefully you won't be going through this much longer. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
    • 03:19 AM
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  • Gall bladder/stones problem?
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
    • 09:56 AM
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  • Two and a half years later, minus 30 pounds on a body that wasn't overweight to begin with, I still have nearly constant nausea and intermittent diarrhea related to eating. Doctors don't appear interested in my case. I've seen at least six and they all say that I should follow up with someone else. They don't know what's wrong. I manage with antinausea meds and a strictly managed diet. If I can keep my fat consumption down to no more than 4-5 grams per meal, I can avoid vomiting. This isn't easy to do, but it helps. Try it and see...i think you might want to do an internet search for celiac disease or NCGS (non celiac gluten sensitivity) the toast comment was a big clue...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 4, 2007
    • 10:36 AM
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  • I would take an alternative approach and try Bromelain 3 times a day along with pro-biotics 2 times a day. See if that makes a difference and if you are still having problems you might try a diet elimination or taking notes on the foods you are eating.
    jtlmusic 3 Replies
    • September 5, 2007
    • 05:03 AM
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  • You might benefit from checking into Gastroparesis. If the nausea medicine you took that helped happened to be metaclopramide (Reglan) it points even more to this illness. Basically the stomach doesnt get the signal to digest the food and it sits in the stomach ending up in severe pain well severe doesnt cover how bad it can get. I went through this routine with dr.s and the Er visits to no avail. One visit they prescribed the reglan for nausea and it stopped most of the symptoms, I still have times where there is discomfort from eating a large meal or foods that are a bit harder to digest, but for the most part I can eat anything I want again without trouble.P.S. the first Er visit they wanted to remove my healty gall bladder.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 9, 2007
    • 00:44 PM
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  • I agree about the possible gastroparesis (slow digestion). Nausea, vomiting whole pieces of food, bloating, constipation not diarrhea (digesting too quickly causes diarrhea), and feeling full after a few bites, all could indicate gastroparesis. See a gastroenterologist, and have a gastric emptying study done.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 10, 2007
    • 06:13 AM
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