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In April of 2014 I had the worst stomach virus of my life. I couldn't do anything to treat it as my doctor said to let it run it's course. I recovered in about a week and then went to Mexico twice this summer on family holidays. I never got sick while in Mexico, however after returning symptoms started. On November 1 I thought I was having a heart attack. I had trouble breathing and could feel my heart beating in my chest. I went to an urgent care facility where they hooked me up to ekg machines and X-rays and found nothing. However the following day my pain came back and I got light headed and dizzy and couldn't catch my breath. I went to the emergency room where I again was hooked up to multiple machines and again they found nothing and told me it was either acid reflux or an anxiety attack. Kind of odd I thought but moved on. Ever since then for the past 2 months I have been having on and off diahhrea mixed with constipation. I have been having intense stomach cramps, constant burping of air, bloated abdomen at times, and I have vomited bile once. I went to another doctor to get some tests done to which they all came back fine (h pylori, thyroid problem, etc) the only thing I have learned so far is that I have low b12. I went to a gastro doctor this past week after suffering all through the winter holidays and they are going to run some stool tests to see if they find anything. In the mean time they told me that it is ibs. Although I am not against it being that, usually ibs doesn't dibiliate you for 2 days straight. It's like I keep getting a reoccuring stomach virus. My doctor told me to try a probiotic to which I did two days ago. I was woken up at 5am to intense stomach pains, vomiting, and diahhrea. I called my doctor and they said it was a reaction to bad bacteria and to take it again. Quite honestly I can't put myself through that again as I have work soon. I looked up my reaction online and found that SIBO can cause an adverse reaction to probiotics. I'm frustrated because nothing has been found out yet and I can't continue to live in pain and fear. I am 23 years old and healthy from what I am aware of. I am trying a FODMAP and gluten free diet currently. If anyone has advice please let me know. Thank you for reading this.
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