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I've had left sided upper abdominal pain that wraps around to my back for 10 days now. The entire time I've had this pain, I've felt extremely nauseous. Any time I eat or drink, the pain worsens within minutes. It started on a Monday afternoon and increased in intensity over the next few days, so I made an appointment to see my physician that Thursday. At that appointment, my heart rate and blood pressure were elevated, so my doctor had me go to the ER. They did blood work (had highly elevated WBCs), a CT scan with contrast and chest x-ray at the ER. I was diagnosed with pneumonia (I've had no respiratory issues) and started on Levaquin 750mg once daily for 7 days. I followed-up with another doctor at my physician's practice the following day (Friday). She said since all tests came back ok, she started me on Omeprazole 40mg in the morning and sucralfate 4x a day to see if this was due to an ulcer. The pain increased in intensity again, so on Sunday I went back to the ER. More tests that showed nothing. They gave me 3 liters of fluid and diagnosed me with pleurisy. Also prescribed Percocet and metoclopramide for pain and nausea. The metoclopramide helps with the nausea, but I still get the increase in pain within minutes of eating or drinking. On Tuesday night, I vomited for the first time. I went back to my doctor's today (a little over a week and a half after this all started) with the same level of pain and no new answers. The doctors' keep saying my tests all show nothing wrong with me. I haven't had anything more than a few crackers to eat in 7 days and have subsequently lost 8 pounds. The pain is worse when I lay down, so I haven't been sleeping well. I've had a low grade fever (around 99F) since the pain started. This all started a day after I had a lot of alcohol at party, but I'm not normally a heavy drinker. Any insight? I'm beyond the point of pain and frustration.
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