Constant Nausea and Vomiting for 2 years now. Doctors are no help.

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I have no idea what to do anymore. I am at the point where I just want to give up on everything. It all started about 2 years ago when I was at a friends house eating some pizza and relaxing. In the middle of the night I started getting some severe pains under my right rib cage and some ridiculous nausea and vomiting. This lasted all night and I ended up staying awake all night vomiting. After that night I never really felt the same. I ended up going to the emergency room because I was in so much pain and I couldn't keep anything down. Doctors said that the pain could very well be gallbladder so I went to a hospital and got an ultrasound right away. 

I ended up doing the ultrasound and doctors found no gallstones or anything wrong with me. They prescribed me omeprazole and sent me on my way. It has been almost 2 years since that night and I have been to the emergency room a total of 4 times. And I have been to a gastroenterology specialist 5 times and Have seen two other doctors as well. I have had a HIDA Scan which came back normal. An upper endoscopy which came back with inflammation of my esophogus but nothing else and many blood tests. I tried reglan recently and it did not help at all.

I am going to see my doctor again tomorrow but I already know what is going to happen. He is going to tell me there is nothing he can do, like always. I am at the point where I am vomiting a total of 10 to 15 times a day. My nausea is INCREDIBLY uncomfortable and only occurs after I eat something.  The odd thing is the pain under my right rib cage is gone but my nausea and vomiting are MUCH worse now. Even drinking water has started to cause me discomfort and nausea. Most of the time its the worst when i eat something greasy or full of fat. 

I am still convinced it has something to do with my gallbladder and pancreas but the tests say otherwise I guess. I don't know what I thought I would get out of posting this. I just figured maybe somebody out there has been dealing with the same problem. Maybe I can get some help. I am only 21 years old and I just want to have a normal life again. I have no idea what I did to deserve something like this but its just plain crippling. 

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    Hi Andrew,

    Has anyone ever mentioned gastroparesis as a possibile cause of your symptoms?  I've had problems with nausea and vomiting for almost 8 years and despite numerous visits to my GP and consultant don't feel like the cause has ever been properly diagnosed.  I came across gastroparesis when Googling (for the upteenth time) 'chronic nausea' and the symptoms certainly seem to match mine.  You say that you are having a gastric emptying test soon and that should determine if the cause is gastroparesis.  After hassling my consultant a bit I've finally got one in a few weeks.

    I've suffered with these problems for a long time.  Symptoms seem to come and go in waves although I never feel really 'well'.  When I have a bad bout which lasts for several months it has, in the past, caused me to have spells of depression and anxiety despite having no previous history of either.  It's just very, very hard to cope with.

    I recently went to my GP with my self diagnosis and was prescribed with domperidone (I basically had to ask for it) and so far that seems to be helping me quite a bit and so might be worth you trying.

    Hope you get this sorted out soon, I know how horrible and debilitating it can be to just feel sick all of the time.

     

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      Its looking more and more like I have gastroparesis. 

      I had my gastric empty test a few days ago and it says I have prolonged gastric emptying. My blood tests also came back with a lot of malnutrition and dehydration. Hopefully my doctor will start to take me more serious after seeing this test. I am hoping that I can get some closure 

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      Promethazine has been working for me lately. I've been going through these problems for at least a few years. I've been told cvs and I've also been told I have gasteroparesis or gastritis or whatever. I only recently researched dgl. I came across it doing something else and I want to try it out.

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    Have you asked your doctore about CVS  Cyclic Vomitting Syndrome? There are many groups on facebook related to this. I have been diagnosed with it after many years of suffering. The bad thing is there is no cure but there are different ways you can prepare for an attack. Many doctors  agree with it and many doctors dont. Check it out though, it's worth the peace of mind at least knowing this could be it and maybe managable.  Good luck
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    Had the same issues for 7 yrs.i had done 3 endoscopic.brain scan, Abdomen scan. Colonscopy.emptying test twice. H.palouri and barium test. Chest scan and every one of them came back good.i don't know what else to do. My life is a mess. To make the situation worse my doctor think i maybe crazy. So he trying to send me to psychology. 5 GI doctors so far. No medications seems to work for me. Constant vomiting after eating any food. A very miserable life right now.

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      Hi Tony

      Have you ever got a diagnosis or something that helps. My husband has had extreme nausea and vomiting for 2 years. He’s getting sicker and sicker. Weaker and weaker. He’s had every test the multiple Specialist s can think off. They are giving up on him. No drugs control it either. But they insist no reason can be found. We are desperate. Hope you are well now and have some help to pass on 

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    I cannot remember who and where in this forum I read about a similar story. 

    The 'ultrasound' you refer to is a transabdominal one, right?

    For that person, CT, transabdominal (via skin) ultrasound, HIDA were normal regarding bile ducts/gallbladder,

    BUT only an internal dye test diagnosed his bile duct problems (some stones cannot be seen).

    Tests were called ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography) 

    and EU (endoscopic-from inside- ultrasound) and from there finally was treated successfully.

    Those tests are bit invasive since endoscope is needed.

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    Hi, I know what u r going through my daughter is 24 and she is going through the same thing for the past 2 1/2 years we don't know what to do either. She lost 40 pounds and still losing the doctor told her when she gets to 104 that's when they will put her in the hospital. She also can't work cause she is always in pain and vomiting. And know one knows what's wrong with her.

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      Sorry dear, been going through this for the past 7 yrs vomiting and loosing weight. Seen by 5 GI doctors all with no solutions. But luckily for me my wife a NURSE practitioner recently wrote me a medication to stop the vomi9 and it has been a great help but the only problem with this medication is that it will put you to sleep in 1 or 2 hrs. So, it can only be taking at night and wait to go to bed. No driving or missing woth alcohol. No day time usage. (CHLORPROMAZINE 25 MG) Been good to me for my vomiting. Goodluck..
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