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Okay, first, I just want to start off by saying that I've never thrown up ever–ever in my entire life. I am 20 years old, a broke college student, and a healthy person. I have been playing sports since I was 6 and never had any problems; well, not until New Years Eve. Maybe it wasn't the best choice, but I was rushing to make it to my friends house (30 mins away), so I ate maybe 5 large raviolis for dinner–that's it. By the time I got there, everyone was already drinking so I swung out my handy dandy white claws (spiked seltzers) and NO i did not mix drinks. I had only 3.5 spiked seltzers in 3 hours. By 1am the show was over, and everyone went come. We stayed up for at least 3 more hours and made scrambled eggs, drank orange juice (i know highly acidic), and an English muffin. All in which I had the honor of throwing up an hour later. Which, was my first time puking. Guess there's a first time for everything? Anyways, I felt a little bit better, drank tons of water and tried my best to go to bed to sleep it off. Luckily for me, I opened up the gates of hell.
Next day (1/1): extremely nauseous entire day; forced myself to eat breakfast-bacon, eggs, fruit, and pancakes; later in the day, couldn't stand any smell of food, let alone drink water; watery diarrhea (sorry for graphics)
(1/2): extremely nauseous entire day; just had water and small portions of food; watery diarrhea
(1/3): nauseous; felt okay enough to hang with friends, so went out to eat, got a hamburger, threw up at restaurant; watery diarrhea
(1/4): extremely nauseous in morning; went to the doctors; barely made it there in one piece; almost threw up in office; blood work (normal); diagnosed me with "gastritis" --> gave me medicine: 1) zofran (for nausea) & 2) omeprazole (Proton-Pump inhibitor also known as Prilosec) dull stomach pain in lower right and left abdomen; regular diarrhea
(1/5) extremely nauseous entire day; drank lots of fluids and started bland or BRAT diet; dull stomach pain in lower right and left abdomen; pooping like rabbit still (side effect from medicine)
(1/6-1/10) still extremely nauseous; began to eat more and more food; was feeling better; sleeping elevated to help with G.E.R.D (acid reflux); still had dull stomach pain in lower right and left abdomen, sometimes in the middle of my upper chest; chest felt heavy; pooping like rabbit still
(1/11) went to different doctor; low fever 100.5;
got a ton of different tests done:
blood work (came back normal)
influenza A (negative)
influenza B (negative)
mono spot (negative)
felt better; later that night, woke up shivering and extremely nauseous; almost threw up; stomach pain continued; chest felt heavy;
(1/12) woke up extremely nauseous; took zofran to ease the nausea @ 12 pm; was eating cheerios; felt extremely nauseous again, had diarrhea then threw up for my 3rd time; went to ER, got color CT scan (came back normal) more blood work (normal), diagnosed me with "viral gastritis"; hooked me up to an IV and felt better; had a fever again 100.4; stomach pain continued; chest felt heavy
side note: which doesn't even make sense to me because wouldn't my entire family be sick as well as my boyfriend and all my friends?
(1/13) barely a fever 99.5; a little bit nauseous; had lots of fluids; started easing back into eating again; stomach pain on and off
(1/14-1/16) started feeling better than ever, better sleep, and stopped taking nausea medicine; pooping constipated but not like a rabbit anymore
(1/15) went to different doctor, said i had "gastritis"
TODAY (1/17) felt the best i've felt in a while, but suddenly around 12 am, stomach pain came back in lower left and right abdomen, had diarrhea twice and felt extremely nauseous until 3am
So, that's my story. But really, I'm in a pickle here. And if you took the time to read all of this, may God truly bless you because I am in so much pain, I can barley take it anymore 😦 I have been on omeprazole for 12 days now, so why am i still on and off nauseous? Is this normal for people diagnosed with gastritis? Or does anyone think I may have something else? Why did this happen just because of one night of drinking? I'm not a heavy drinker and even during college, i only go out on Friday and Saturday, whereas for big state schools i know people go out almost every night! I start my Spring semester in 5 days, which makes me nervous knowing that i am not 100% better. I understand it takes time, but damn.....it's been 17 days. Keep in mind that during these 17 days, I have not gone out and basically been a couch potato, which is very unlike me. I'm the type of person who goes out and sees friends everyday, barely watches movies (unless it's a rainy day), and knows what really good food is. I miss eating hamburgers and french fries. During these 2 weeks, I lost around 6 pounds which scares me. I am a 5'10 female (NOT MALE, yes females can be tall too) was 152 pounds. But now I am 146....I'm afraid of loosing more weight...
In all, please let me know. I need all the help.
Thank you everyone out there, I really appreciate it.
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