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I've had loads of pretty debilitating symptoms. The most annoying being nausea 24/7 and belching up acid every 10 minutes or so. But also, right flank pain, just under the ribs.
My IBS (which i was diagnosed with years ago has changed) I have yellow greasy pale stool that floats and is foul smelling.
I saw a gastroenterologist yesterday and am going to be having an endoscopy, hopefully in the near future. I am a 23 year old women, and he is SURE that I don't have anything wrong with me other than IBS.
Although, I am finding this very hard to believe, especially with my stool being the way it is, and the flank pain. My urine is also darker than what I am used to regardless of hydration. I have already had an ultrasound of my abdomen and it came back normal! But I'm thinking that I might have something wrong with my gallbladder, pancreas or liver. I'm thinking of saving up for a HIDA scan - would anyone recommend this given my symptoms?
I'm feeling quite hopeless. I'm usually a reasonably rational person, well educated, keep myself active etc etc. But my situation has ruined me. Health anxiety has been mentioned, but I have such terrible symptoms...And Yellow foul smelling stool can surely not be a symptom of anxiety alone. I've sunk into a depression. And I'm doing so much that i believe would help me: Fodmap & anti-acid diet; exercise; taking gavascon & PPIs; drinking aloe vera juice & plenty of water; and seeing a counsellor. What scares me, is that none of it is alleviating my symptoms. Of course I want medical answers, but fear it will be too late by the time I get them. Has anyone else had a similar experience or just has any advice for what I'm going through.
Thanks in advance, it means a lot. I feel very alone at the moment.
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