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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 18, 2009
  • 01:30 PM

Hi,

Over the months I have posted here about my on going health or lack of it.

I have been to GI docs and am still not getting anywhere, same old story as a lot of people her I know, but the thought of starting a new year feeling like this and not eating, is awful.

A brief history.

For over a year I have been having the following symptoms.

Nausea, pretty much 24/7, acid reflux that burns my throat and on waking in the morning leaves a taste and film in my mouth. (Sorry to be so descriptive.)

I am unable to eat very much at all, and live mainly on ensure drinks, the reason I can not eat much is the nausea. The nausea is best described as feeling so I am going to be sick rather than feeling sick if that makes sense. At times I get a burning feeling low down in my stomach. I do not get heartburn as such, but do get the feeling of wanting to burp a lot after eating, but never bring up any wind if I try.

The most worrying aspect apart from not eating is weight loss. I lost about 10Kg between June and Sept this year, but now my weight has stabilized.

I was sent to a GI doctor and he concentrated on my upper GI, stomach etc. He ran many tests including upper GI camera, H.pylori, many bloods, liver and GB scan, all came back normal.

My question is does it sound so we need to look further down in the bowels, could it be bowel cancer, my GI doctor thinks not but I need a direction of where to look at next, as I am not improving.

My BMs are normal for me, once a day, I have not noticed any blood, but I will be honest I avoid looking be a male and coward.

I have no pain at all and most of the time feel fine.

IanJ

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