my girlfriend has the following symptoms:
- uncontrollable vomiting
- some liquid stool but not diarrhea by any means
- a weird pain in her back, above her hip and below her shoulder blade
- sporadic, mild fever
she only vomits in the mornings, never in the evenings. when she's vomiting, she can't stop, can't leave the bathroom and has only brief periods between bouts. eventually, the periods between bouts of vomiting grow and she can get gravol into her system, which usually takes care of the nausea and vomiting.
the pain in her back is only present when i press my fingers to the area.
she has NO PAIN in her abdomen in front, only mild bouts of heartburn and we cannot find a pattern in her diet to cause any of this. we eat fresh foods, rarely anything canned or prepared and we mostly avoid carbs except for white rice.
she has these episodes for days at a time and then it abruptly stops and does not come back for weeks or months at a time.
each doctor we see has a different theory but nothing really fits because she only presents about half of the symptoms for each diagnosis.
we've been told she has a hiatal hernia, gastroenteritis, acid reflux disorder, etc. but nothing fits; she rarely gets heartburn, she has no pain in her stomach and whatever this is just keeps coming back.
her stool is sometimes loose but i suspect it's because she keeps throwing everything up. her urine is normal, she's menstruating exactly on schedule and she isn't hallucinating or delusional though she has been having extremely vivid dreams lately when she normally doesn't remember her dreams at all.
she isn't on any medication with any regularity but i've been giving her nexium here and there to help with the nausea. we haven't had any indication that this is helping.
she is an asthmatic, thyroid and gallbladder problems run in her family and she's slightly overweight.
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thanks in advance for any intelligent responses - this is making us nervous, both because we can't figure out the trouble and because she can't work while she has these attacks.