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Please help 41yo male with 4 years of cronic abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: NID_FTL
  • March 8, 2008
  • 02:05 AM

I am male 41yrs old white, 6' 165, I moved to south florida 4 years ago to get away from cold weather and cronic resprotory infections. I was active with a personal trainner 4x a week and into Yoga. shortly after moving to florida I started having abdominal pain in the mid right slightly below the rib, with a pulling pain towards my belly button. I had been to the doctor many times, but since I am uninsured I can not afford the thosands needed just to run the prelimnary test, like CT scan and blood test and such, I was sent off with a diganosis of gastrointestinitus. I am a tough old guy and have tryed to deal with the increaseing pain and disconfort, sometimes wondering how I have made this far, sometimes wondering if I will make it thru the day, or if I should drive to the nearest hospital. about 2 years ago I was addmited in an emergency room with extream abdominal pain, gut wrenching. with garding, and extream reaction to doctors pressing. after Ultra sound found nonthing, I was dismissed with yet another diagonosis of gastrointestinitus. a few months after that I went to a doctor and he ran a helicor bactor test and mine was 2.5, he prescribed prev pak and I was unable to afford that so we worked it out with other antibotics. this treatment made me so sick I wanted to die. I was sweating that antibotic smell, my pee smelled like, as well as my breath and body. it did nonthing but make me worse over all, and no improvement of my abdominal pain or disconfort. this has affected my life to the point that I have not been able to work for most of the past 4 years. I am now so sick I have no Idea what to do. I am scared that i have no way to afford the care i need and this stress is playing into my condition making it worse. currently, I consider my mid abdominal pain a 10/10 since it has increased gradualy, I am hurting so bad that a normal life is long since past. I go to bed in pain, is hard to get to sleep, when i finaly do I sleep hard till I wake up exuasted and in extream starvation pains in addition to the constant pain. the thought of food in the morning makes me sick, and eating anything has consaqinces like cramps and bloated feelings. Some morning it can take me several hours to be able to eat anything, and so days it's already dark when i am having my first food. None of this has much affect on my constant abdominal pain, and if it does it only makes things worse. I have done much reading and everyone I talk to has an idea, but I am at a loss as to what to do next and how to afford the test and care I need, I can no longer exist like this, I want to get to the bottom of it, I can handel whatever it is, I just want to know.

Jim S...

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