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Severe Stomach Pain

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  • Posted By: WinterStorm
  • March 24, 2008
  • 02:05 PM

Hello, I am 17 years old and currently in high school. About a year ago, I experienced the worst moment in my life.

Ever since I started high school, I've been getting hungry before I had lunch. All that would happen is that my stomach would growl and such. It didn't bother me. However, last year, it began getting worse. Now I get hungry around 10:30 and it's a burning feeling, like it's trying to burn it's way out of my stomach. I eat a good breakfast, and I've tried eating different things to see if anything makes it go away. Nothing does.

This is beginning to drive me insane. No one takes me seriously about it. I continuously went the school nurse, who eventually stopped doing anything about it and thought I was just trying to skip class. It then got even worse, because I grew to be so scared of it happening that I would have anxiety attacks on the way to school. I ended up missing 17 days of school because of this last year.

I've went to 5 different doctors, including a gastroenterologist, and none of them know what is wrong. None of them have even tried to see what is wrong. They stand there and ask me to describe it and simply tell me that it's normal hunger. This isn't normal hunger. Do all people get burning pains like this 3 hours after eating breakfast?

Please help me figure out what is wrong so I can finally move on with my life :(.

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