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Hi everyone. I'm new here and just wanted to see if anyone out there has or is experiencing what I have been. This has been going on off and on for over a year but in the passed 2 months it has gotten worse. Anything I eat goes right thru me shortly after I eat. My stomach cramps up, underneath my right rib I feel bad pressure and pain, around to my back starts aching as well. Sometimes my whole chest feels like someone is sitting on it. I get a low grade fever when it gets too bad. I'm either constipated or have bad diarrhea which is what I have most. Sometimes it's light colored..during vacation last week it was green for 3 days. Nausea all thru the day but normally doesn't last too long. No appetite and when I do get hungry I can just eat a little and get full already. I've had a ultrasound on my gallbladder which showed it was compressed and staying that way..but still considered "normal" even though my Nurse Practitioner said that could be causing my issues. Had a Hida scan which showed my Ejection fraction was 85%. Discussed it with my doctor and he said it is "normal". I did ask about overactive gallbladder but he didn't seem too interested in that idea. He referred me to a Gastro and got blood work for allergies,stomach bug and lipase this was Monday. They called me back that day to say my lipase (pancreas levels) was high and to avoid alcohol and to keep my gastro appt. Well the soonest they could get me into a gastroenterologist is oct 29th..and I'm not sure how much longer I can stay feeling like this. I'm so frustrated of waiting. I understand they want to make sure they diagnose the right thing and it can take time but I feel like I'm falling apart in the process. I did have some beers on vacation last week which didn't cause me any pain after thankfully but if it was my pancreas I would think it would have. Ice cream, dairy and red meats seems to irritate me the most but it's getting to where anything I eat can upset it more. Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
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