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Dr can't find an answer and I need one

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  • Posted By: neetzee
  • August 3, 2008
  • 08:03 AM

I am a 47 year old female. Over the past year and a half I have been hospitlized several times all starting with vomiting, abdominal pain on the left side going to the back and pain in my legs and arms making sleep impossible. I have had ct scans, mri's, blood test, you name it over the last year I've had it. I've had what my doctor says is a million dollar work up. Just got out of the hospital yesterday after another three days in and they had discided that it is my body's answer to stress. Okay I could believe this if I had been under more stress than normal but the last few months haven't been that stressful for me. Last Nov they thought it was a disfunctional odi spencter now they aren't so susre. Frist they think it might be one thing then they say the test are borderline so that is not it and on and on. Now they are basicly telling me it is all in my head. I'm feed up with doctor's hospitals and the whole nine yards. I would rather be told that it is really bad then they have no ideal what is causing it. I have lost as much as 12 pounds in less than a week with this. Only lost about three pounds this time. I'm 5'3" and I weigh about 125 pounds. Two years ago I was 147 pounds. I am not trying to lose weight. I never know from one day to the next day if I will get up vomiting or not. I have no gallbladder it was removed 4 years ago for non function. I just want some answers and I don't seem to be getting them. Help please.

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