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I'm really in need of some info, help, advice, absolutely anything that any of you kind peeps can give me regarding my current health problems. This could be quite a long explanation so please bear with me, but I think it wise to explain exactly what happens on a daily basis so you can get an understanding of my problems.
Firstly, I'll briefly explain what I've been diagnosed with and medications I take. My confirmed diagnosis' are Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Gastritis and Anxiety. I was diagnosed with IBS but a recent faecal calprotectin test has revealed high inflammatory marker results, so I am currently being investigated for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). I have just had a colonoscopy with biopsies taken, for which results should be ready late next week. During the colonoscopy the doctor said that my colon, rectum and terminal ileum looked healthy, there were no signs of inflammation, no polyps, the only thing of note were hemorrhoids. I'm due to have a small bowel MRI in the near future, although no date has been set for this yet. As for medications I take Omeprazole and Mebeverine. I've also been on a low FODMAP diet due to food intolerances, but this seems to have no positive affect.
Now I come to my symptoms, which show a very similar, daily pattern. I constantly feel unwell all day, every day, however when I wake in the morning I generally feel at my best. I am then ok until about 1 to 2 hours after eating breakfast, when I get a worrying reaction that involves me experiencing lightheadedness and feeling faint, nausea also builds, as well as an increase in heart rate and a shortness of breath. I also start to develop random sharp pains in my stomach, chest and upper back, and even though I don't feel bloated, I tend to burp a lot. About 2 hours after getting these symptoms, they tend to ease, but still get a lot of burping, sharp stomach, chest and back pains and generally feel unwell. After I eat lunch I feel ok for an hour or two and the symptoms described before come back, but not near as bad as the symptoms I get in the morning. The same happens again at dinner time, but again not as bad as the morning. My bowel movements are regular and I only go once a day, however they are loose more often than not, I wouldn't say they are diarrhoea, but close to it. My general health has gotten worse in recent months, prior to them worsening, I used to have bouts of the symptoms mentioned above, but would feel fine for weeks inbetween, now it a constant feeling of being ill with the worsen bouts as described above.
I'm sorry to have gone on about my problems, I just wanted to be as accurate as I can be in the hope that some of you guys can relate to what I go through, and give me an insight into what might be causing my problems, and what I should be doing to try and alleviate them. I'm inclined to think that this is all a part of IBD, but until I get results of investigations I'm still in the dark.
If anybody can give me some thoughts, views and advice on what might be causing this and if there is anything I can do to alleviate the symptoms, I would be more than grateful to hear them. As I said my health has gotten worse in recent months and I'm getting quite worried now. My doctor says I need to try and be patient until all test results come back, but as I'm now going to be waiting for my small bowel MRI, I could be waiting a fair few more weeks yet before I know.
Many thanks in advance.
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