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I was diagnosed with GS about 6 years ago after I went through a period of constant nausea. It was quite bad back then, I felt nauseated all day/night for around 2 weeks and I lost a lot of weight - I'm 5 11 and I weighed 8st 3lb! I just couldn't face eating, although I was never actually sick, I just felt like I could have been at any second and I had to jump off the train many times on the way home. I saw 4 different doctors and one eventually said I had GS due to my liver function tests.
It did get better though and I was re-tested again a few years later and everything was fine - did that mean GS had gone away? I've never been symptom free for more than 2-3 months and I usually run on a 4 week cycle where I can feel fine but then for a few days I feel very bloated, nauseated and empty all the time, even when I've eaten.
I was wondering if people have reactions to foods and how long it takes for the reaction to start. I haven't noticed any reactions to any foods as such and I generally eat the same things each day - cereals, brown bread, rice, lots of veg, potatoes.
I use to get bad hangovers so I quit drinking 15 years ago and I haven't had a drop since. I try and avoid alcohol at all costs now because I seem to be very sensitive to it, even going to the pub but not drinking anything would cause me to feel really hungover the next day - but my wife said this is the nocebo effect - which is the opposite to pacebo where I am creating an illness because I think alcohol is associated with my syptoms.
It makes me very anti-social at work, I haven't been on a team lunch in years!
Has anyone else had a blood test and everything was in normal levels but still getting symptoms? One doctor said I had either hypogycemia or hyperglycemia, I can't remember which but getting conflicting diagnosis doesn't help.
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