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Hi, if anyone has any insights into my situation, I'd be very appreciative!
I'm a 53 y.o. female. For the past four months I have been experiencing upper abdominal pain and discomfort, loss of appetite, and nausea, with a 20 lb. prior unintentional weight loss. Fatigue and weakness has become prominent over the past two months. I wake up feeling drained and like I haven't slept at all. I have halted the weight loss through intentional eating, even if I don't feel hungry, but haven't been able to make any progress gaining back the lost weight. The stomach pain is moderate and ulcer-like, and can awaken me at the night. I have stopped all alcohol and caffeine, but the symptoms really don't seem to be affected by diet. I generally feel less miserable in the late afternoons and evenings than I do during the first half of the day.
I've had the following investigations: h. pylori stool test, CBC (inc. lipase & amylase, thyroid, and celaics), EGD, US of upper right quadrant, abdominal CT, colonoscopy, chest x-ray, all negative. I have a gastric emptying study coming up this week and then fecal fat & elastase tests after that. Medications tried: H2 blocker, PPI & Carafate, none have helped.
Overall, I am feeling very unwell and quite worried about what might be wrong with me. Thanks for reading.
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