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I'm a 20 year old female, smoke daily and suffer from anxiety.
Two weeks ago I developed a cold (sore throat, cough and lots of phlegm) it gradually disappeared after a week or so but for this last week I have felt very very sick, all day everyday. It's constant. First it was just nausea so I went to the doctors and she diagnosed me with gastritis - I was given omerprazole 20mg. I've been taking this for 7 days now and I feel a lot worse. I still have constant nausea (haven't thrown up) and now my abdominal constantly feels full and bloated, with dull pains. Mainly in the middle upper part of my abdominal and to the left side. I always get hunger pains and burning sensation. I also always wake up in the middle of the night feeling sick to my stomach I have to sit up and watch TV for at least 4 hours before I can get back to sleep. I did go back to the doctors today (saw a different doctor) and to be quite honest with you I just think he wanted me out. He told me he doesn't think I have gastritis anymore and it could be a bit of IBS causing my symptoms. Now even I know that's not true, if gastritis is what I've got, it certainly wouldn't go after 7 days especially with the pains and feelings I feel. I just want someone to tell me I'm going to be okay.. I've changed my diet also for the past seven days, been living on bread, chicken, lots of salad and water! Nothing has changed and I don't know what to do! I live alone so I panic a lot especially because I have a phobia of throwing up. Has anybody been through the same thing? Is it gastritis? If so, how long will I feel like this? Am I on the right medication? I feel alone and depressed over this. It's stopped me from doing my daily activities.
Thank you so much for taking your time to read my post. Any reply will be much appreciated!
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