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Extreme Pain, Nausea and Fatigue - Need Help

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  • Posted By: avenus19
  • February 2, 2008
  • 06:01 AM

Medical history: kawasaki's disease diagnosed age 8; pancreatitis diagnosed age 15.
Currently: Since October 2007, I have been hospitalized a total of 7 weeks, cumulatively for horrendous upper abdominal pain and extreme nausea. Due to allergies, I have been placed on demerol and anti-nausea shots during the 7 weeks in the hospital. I've had blood work, urine analysis, x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, ERCP, and an upper GI with small bowel follow-thru. All tests come back negative or normal. The doctors don't believe pancreatitis is a factor as they saw no significant inflammation (just slightly). My blood work has on occasion shown elevated white blood cell counts with which I'm seeing an immunologist for possible allergies. Due to negative test results, the doctors have been uncooperative and not interested in trying to determine the cause(s) of the pain, nausea, and fatigue. My symptoms are still violent, and are affecting my everyday duties. The pain is usually worse after I eat, but sometimes becomes extreme at night without food consumption. The nausea lasts all day, as does the fatigue. I'm getting really exhausted of being in and out of the hospital without anything being done to determine what's really wrong with me. No one seems to want to think outside the box. I need help. I can't keep doing this. Any ideas, advice, or related stories would be very helpful in my cause. Thanks.

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  • Could it be a candida infection?
    mailman87121 8 Replies
    • February 4, 2008
    • 02:23 AM
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  • Medical history: kawasaki's disease diagnosed age 8; pancreatitis diagnosed age 15.Currently: Since October 2007, I have been hospitalized a total of 7 weeks, cumulatively for horrendous upper abdominal pain and extreme nausea. Due to allergies, I have been placed on demerol and anti-nausea shots during the 7 weeks in the hospital. I've had blood work, urine analysis, x-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans, ERCP, and an upper GI with small bowel follow-thru. All tests come back negative or normal. The doctors don't believe pancreatitis is a factor as they saw no significant inflammation (just slightly). My blood work has on occasion shown elevated white blood cell counts with which I'm seeing an immunologist for possible allergies. Due to negative test results, the doctors have been uncooperative and not interested in trying to determine the cause(s) of the pain, nausea, and fatigue. My symptoms are still violent, and are affecting my everyday duties. The pain is usually worse after I eat, but sometimes becomes extreme at night without food consumption. The nausea lasts all day, as does the fatigue. I'm getting really exhausted of being in and out of the hospital without anything being done to determine what's really wrong with me. No one seems to want to think outside the box. I need help. I can't keep doing this. Any ideas, advice, or related stories would be very helpful in my cause. Thanks.have they looked at your gallbladder as a possible cause?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 11, 2010
    • 02:08 AM
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