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Hi there. Firstly, thanks in advance for reading this.
For the second time in 12 months, I have started with a strange set of symptoms which is driving me mad.
In early March, I began to get a very acidic feeling in my stomach, as well as pain under the rib cage on both sides. I spoke to the GOP who suggested I had a mild touch of gastritis and suggested some dietary changes or a short course of medication should I choose. I went Yogurt/Fault mad for a week or 2 and it seemed to clear up. However, I was left with the following issues:
* Tingling in feet
* Dry mouth ( regardless of how much water I drink)
* Pain under the rib cage in both sides - like a belt of pain from lower rib to lower rib on both sides
* If I have one alcoholic drink, I feel dehydrated and exhausted the following day
* Overeating - I am constantly craving food
* Intermittent pain just above where the kidneys sit ( both sides)
I worried it might be an issue with my pancreas/liver/ kidneys but an abdominal ultrasound showed nothing. The songrapher was very confident there was no issue as he said he had a perfectly clear view of all organs and would have been able to pick up on any anomaly.
My GP has run a couple of urine tests in the past few weeks which were clear. I have also had blood tests for full blood count, liver function, thyroid, U&E, b12, Folate and Diabetes and they are all normal.
The pain under the ribs is often notable after eating and sometimes radiates through to the back. The GP is suggesting there is nothing wrong with me and it might be stress related, but there seems to be a lot going on, particularly the dehydration and upper abdominal pain.
I suppose my ask is, can anyone relate to this or share any light at all as after 5 weeks of it, it is making me miserable and my GP no longer seems to be an avenue I can explore.
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