Follow up 4 years later! Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Mitochondrial Disease and Gastroparesis

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I posted this thread 4 years ago. If you have a read you can see detailed symptoms etc -

After reading the comments a few years ago and pressuring myself to get many tests done, I can finally tell everyone that I have a diagnosis! My previous Drs used to brush off my symptoms and label me with IBS but I knew there wasn't something quite right. In the process of finding out my diagnosis I have had appendicitis (So had it removed) and had my gallbladder removed.

I have Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Mitochondrial Disease and Gastroparesis and most likely have done my entire life as I have a track record from the age of 3 years old of going to the ER at least once a year from uncontrollable vomiting for up to days along with abdominal pain. - Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome - Mitochondrial Disease - Gastroparesis

I went over 9 years without being diagnosed and being in daily pain. This hasn't changed much, but with a diagnosis I can now finally manage some of my problems while trialing newer medications.

I just wanted to let everyone know that you should never stop looking for your diagnosis. Finding out what I have and now having support for it has changed my life. Even though there's no cure found for any of my diagnoses, I can manage a lot of the other symptoms that come and go and have a plan for when I inevitably end up in the ER 4-6 times a year. My local hospital is in direct contact with my Gastroenterologist and know exactly what I need when I get there, rather than them fussing around for hours not knowing what to do!

To find my diagnosis I have had:

Colonoscopies every 2 years (due to finding precancerous polyps in the colon at age 22)

Multiple Endoscopies

Surgery to remove the gallbladder

2-3 Ultrasounds a year

4 MRI's

7 CT scans

Gastric Emptying Exam

Going to the ER 4-6 times a year, every year for the same reason

Blood work 4 times a year

Experimental vagus nerve stimulation treatment to 10 patients across the globe

Allergy Tests

Other Gastro Tests to rule out other illnesses

I hope anyone else suffering out there is able to find help for it! No one deserves to go through what any of us here on the forums do! ❤️

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