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Scared and confused.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 23, 2009
  • 02:04 AM

I am only 18, and for the past few months I would have extremely bad abdominal discomfort, and then finally it got to the point where I couldn't eat anything without it acting up, so I went to the hospital. They did some tests and they diagnosed it as possibly being Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis. I have to wait until next month, August the 12th, to see the specialist for verification. I was put on anti-inflammatories until then, which I have now finished. I also have a bladder infection during that time and was on Penicillin to cure it, which I have also finished. I have ALSO just had the flu currently (sore throat, running nose, coughing up mucus), and am overall just feeling down right disgusting.

A few weeks back, I had severe nausea to the point where I had to go back to the hospital. They tired giving me medicine to calm it, even a gravol shot, but nothing was working. Finally they told me to just treat it as a stomach flu. So a few days later I finally was feeling better, but then just last night it started up again. I've got a pregnancy test and it came out negative (I am on the pill, and have been for a year.), so it's definitely not due to that. I considered it could be the flu, but most of my symptoms have cleared up now, besides a minor cough.

What do you think could be causing the nausea, and do you have any tips on keeping it away, at least until I see my specialist? Because it's frustrating me, it makes it hard to sleep, or go on buses, and I already have lost 20 pounds from the abdominal discomfort due to eating, and I'm not willing to lose anymore as I am already underweight. Please help!

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