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Chronic stomach pain, nausea, dizzyness

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 3, 2008
  • 05:27 AM

Since I have been 13 I have been suffering from chronic stomach pain and nausea. I am now 16 and since the start of this my whole life has been on hold- no friends, no normal schooling, nothing.
My symtoms start with a dull stomach ache, then eventually turn into very strong nausea with dizzyness. During this I feel like I am either going to vomit or passout.
Food does seem to intensify my symtoms.
I have been to doctor after doctor and even enrolled in a clinical trial at a local childrens hospital.
When my problems first started I was diagnosed with IBS. I began taking the perscription given by my doctor. I took the pills for several weeks and experienced no relief from my pain.
After trying several more perscriptions I was eventually sent to a GI specialist. He told me that it was most likely in my head and to come back in eight months. Needless to say I did not return.
I then went back to my family doctor where he did the best he could, trying anything from acid reflux to the original thought of IBS. I was then sent to another GI specialist.
I got several ultrasounds of my abdomen done- No abnormal results. A upper GI x-ray was performed(the one with barium)- no abnormal results. A upper endoscopy was done- They did happen to find that none of my food had digested from the night before. After that a upper GI x-ray with barium mixed in food was done- they found nothing.
He eventually sent me to a clinical trial- The drug helped at first, but within 6 months my symtoms came back with a fury, causing me to vomit atleast three times per week.
Since all of the tests and the study I have had no help. A new family doctor(my old one retired) only wants to do a sleep study which is completely opposite of my problems- he refuses to send me to a GI specialist until I get the study done.
I am at a complete loss right now. I can't continue living like this.
My parents are even starting to think that I am crazy because they haven't found anything.
Would someone please have any suggestions? I can't continue living this way.

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