15 year old nausea for almost 2 months now, please help!

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So I'm a 15 year old female, and ever since the 9th of march I've been feeling quite ill. I went to the doctors and they said it was viral. A week later I went back and they prescribed me a antibiotics for sinus infection. A few days later I was throwing up. Which I thought I could have had a bug or it was side affects of the antibiotics. Which I think were amoxicillin. I waited a few days and went back to the doctor as I still felt very ill and they said it may be the antibiotics, so I had to finish the course with the fear or being sick again. I have a phobia of sick which didn't help at all. I carried on with the antibiotics and the nausea never went away however I was never sick again. Which made me believe it was a bug in my stomach. Two weeks after the the nausea is constantly there so the doctor prescribed me Gaviscon as I had really bad burps.

I am currently still taking this now. I have been missing days of school as I can't cope with the feeling of nausea. I haven't been sleeping properly, I have to sleep sitting up or on about 3 pillows, which isn't comfortable. I leave the light on as I feel less anxious.

I went back to the doctors and he said it was stress related as exams are coming up, prescribed me omeprazole (which takes 2 weeks to start working) have not seen any change so far and he told me to come back after my exams which is June!! Me and my mum are taking affect of this as she is stressed because we can't find an answer. I went back to the doctors today and I have finally been given a urine test and stool test to see if I have any infection or inflammation in my gut. However I can't go back till the 18th of may an I have exams before then. The nausea is constantly getting worse and I am going/ feeling like I ha e to open my bowels more than normal. It's horrible anyone suggest anything?

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    I also have a counselor who has told me I'm not stressed and it's not to do with that and there is is a medical problem so she thinks. However I do not feel as though stress is causing this because I'm am pretty calm about my exams apart from the fact I have to sit in there for like 2 hours with the fear of being sick or having to go toilet.
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    Hi Sophie

    sorry to hear you are feeling so sick,I know its not funny and the thought of having to use the bath room while doing your exams is not helpful.you do not mention any pain,is this because you are not in pain,if you are in pain where is it and how does it feel.you mention you have a counselor why is this are you suffering from depresion which in its self can be worrying.i 'm sure you will find this site very helpful i have.tell us more about your illness and i sure someone will beable to help you.I know waiting to find out whats wrong is hard but try not to worry as this want help you'all the best

    Pat

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      It's abdominal pain,when I lay down its worse I feel like sick is coming up my chest in my throat, but I'm never sick. I don't actually have a certain pain i just always feel sick or constantly have to go the toilet. I had a counselor for 2 years in my new school as I transfered after being bullied for 3 years. But I had my last session the other day. Indeed I do have depression but it's not serve
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      Hi Sophie

      I think you should write down all symptons and go and see your doctor but I would also take your mum with you,as she will be able to back you up with how you have been feeling and acting,I'm sorry to hear you suffer with depression,i too had it when I was 14yrs and even now,I felt that my doctors were thinking that my pain was all in my head but i know thats not true but i find at my age 57 they are very quick to blame my depression for things when I am ill.like you I m not depressed at the moment but find that being in pain and feeling sick  most of the day very tiring and does bring you down.you say you feel that you have food coming up in your mouth but you are not sick this could be acid reflux and can be treated.any of us on this site can only tell you what we have and yours may be the same but could also be something total different  but don't worry.go back to your doctor.i hope they soon find out whats making you feel so bad but sometimes it takes time which I know is not easy for you,we all want the answer to our pain asap.I had a scan and was found to have gall stones,I thought great I now know why I'm in pain,saw surgeon and he says my pain is not from the gallstones but may be my back so i have to wait again for a MRI scan on my back,I do have a bad back but I am sure my resent pain is not due to my back but because this one doctors says it is I have to wait.you are very much in their hands which is not all ways fair.

      keep in touch

      take care of yourselve

      Pat x

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    Hello Sophie

    I feel for you because at your age you should not be worrying about chronic sickness. I have had nausea for 8 mths now it's no fun. I have had a stomach infection that I took antibiotics for 3 at the same time and another drug that made me sicker. It all calmed down in Jan but my nausea went from a 9 to now a 4 . I am guessing it is gastritis for me that can take a long time to heal.

    Have you had a blood test for Hpylori ? I was told mine was stress related too but I am not stressed.

    Let us know what happens maybe you need a scope in your tummy to see what is going on.

    Take Care

    Robin

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      I've had blood tests for loads of different things I forgot to mention. Thyroid, anemia, celiac or however you spell it, and a few other things. They were all negative. I'm being stool tested for Hpylori that I got to hand in to the hospital tomorrow morning. That sounds awful, glad to hear things are settling for you! I hope that doesn't happen to me sad
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    Hola Sophie,

    Do you have a GI doctor and has anyone suggested an endoscopy? An endoscopy es an examination of the stomach using a scope. Do not worry, you will be sedated and there es absolutely no pain. I have had the procedure about six times. Sounds like you could have irritation in your stomach. I am not a doctor but, your condition sounds very similar to mine. I was like- 18 when I was diagnosed with gastritis (stomach irritation). I was sick every day and it eventually healed. I am so very sorry that you are experiencing this and will certainly keep you in my prayers.

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      Whats a GO doctor?

      Nope that hasn't Ben suggested first, they are trying the obvious things first. It feels like it's taking forever to resolve this. Sounds awful Tia, that could be what I have, apart from puking all the time I haven't thrown up since about last month. Thank you so much x

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      Sophie A GI doctor is a specialist of your internal organs  as in stomach and bowels amongst other parts.i have had myself turn inside out looking for my stomach issues. Finally after suffering for 3 months they found the Hpylori infection in a severe way. But after doing my med treatment I am still sick as I mentioned in a previous post. I lost my appetite for mo this ended up in the ER every week with dehydration and lost 40 lbs in a few months.

      I know it's hard to eat but chocolate is one test would irratate it for sure. I see a dietitian on a regular basis .

      Try to keep it bland , consume soups , a few whole wheat crackers , potatoes veggies like Brussels sprouts , egg whites . I don't eat meat so I can't tell you which meat is better. I was told not to consume meats but since I am a vegetarian it was no problem. Try smoothies that might help get nourishment for you. I use to eat like a few tablespoons of this and that which was better then not eating .

      I am still at the guessing g stage of what is making my tummy upset. I find placing heat on my tummy soothed it a bit.

      Hope this helps a little , let us know how your test results turn out .

      Hang in there I know I can say that cause I have for months smile

      Robin

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      Sorry for some typo errors auto spell check has a mind of its own lol
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      Hola Sophie,

      The one thing that frustrated me with my doctors es that they took entirely too long to find out what was going on with my stomach. They spent almost 2 years hitting and missing, I was suffering, lost weight to the point that I am currently like 30 pounds below my average weight and ended up with slight kidney problems from the dehydration. There are times that enough es just enough. Many do no understand because they have not been in the position. Sometimes I think pride may be an issue that keeps them from referring you to another physician. You have suffered entirely too long and I just question WHY they have no referred you to GI doctor. It es time to ask your parents to step in... As always, Sophie you are always very welcome.

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      Thankyou for your help and suggestions, sorry it's taking so long to reply. Your strong if you have coped with this for that long! Why does this have to happenhappen right before my GCSE 's! sad
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    Hi, I had similar problem and my doctor send me for ultra sound and gascostropy and it turn out I had a stomach ulcer. They give me pills for it which I had to switch because they caused more problems than I had and after that I was better. I would recommend go to another doctor for second opinion and if you have not had gascostropy done yet ask him/her to send you. Also I wrote down all the foods that trigger pain in my stomach after I eat them and I gave the list to the doctor.
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      About a month ago I did do a good diary as my mum is wheat intolerant, and ibs. And my nan is celiac, she can't have glueton. I may have to do that that as I'm not coping at all!
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