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stomach nightmare

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  • Posted By: E.R. Brock
  • April 24, 2008
  • 10:54 PM

I am almost 46 and for the past 3 years I have had stomach trouble bad, I started out with bad stomach pain and if I ate too much of anything wrong I would lay in agony for hours until I would throw up, they diagnosed me with gastoparesis and told me to eat small meals and mostly liquids. I still had pain, and I lost a lot of weight. I would spend night after night in pain, I finally figured out a lot of it was from acid blocker pills, but I still had trouble eating and pain, I feel full and miserable and have pain, I have had pain so bad that I would shake and my husband and I lost so much sleep at one time we were able to go insane. After going to University of Kentucky and being told they couldn't do anything for me after a year of suffering I went to University of Louisville, which they did a more complex testing for gastoparesis and they told me I don't have it and if I do it is mild case, they now think I have visceral hypersensitivity and or delayed accomodation. They have me taking sublingual Levsin and want me to take a small dose of elavil for pain. I havn't tried the elavil yet. My stomach hurts when I take medicines and I just dread to make my stomach start hurting worser. There are days when I don't feel too bad and can eat pretty good and just out of the blue it starts hurting bad again and I have to struggle, my quality of life has deteriorated greatly, I stay weak and I don't feel like doing much. But I make myself get up and go. Even drinking Ensure causes me to have severe stomach pain if I drink some of it too quickly. I have tried about every thing you can think of and nothing has stopped this stomach pain. My stomach stays so sore I can't stand my pants up around my waist. I know that if I could take something for acid My stomach would feel better, but all the pills give me bad stomach pain. I envy people that can sit down and eat anything and not have pain. I have drunk Mylanta, Pepto, and even tried goats milk. I did find that when my stomach is burning really bad from the acid I can drink Aloe Cure and it cools it down a lot. I keep hoping that something is gonna happen that will make this all go away. If anyone knows of anything please let me know.

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