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Hi everyone! I am 32 F and am really struggling with all of this. I have seen numerous doctors and no one seems to be taking me seriously. Sorry this is so long.
At the start of the year I had a low fever, diahreah, and nausea for four months. I did not see a doc because I felt I was too busy but a coworker told me to take Prilosec. I did and it worked until June when I began having heart burn.
I took Tums in June and figured it was brought on by anxiety over losing my job. All was well until late August when 1 week after my cousin died I started having chest pains. I had an EKG and chest x ray and all was fine.
A few days later I began having horrible abdominal cramps which happened right when I started the south beach diet and directly after I got a bug bite. The guy bite left a rash and the cramps were right where the rash was. The cramps eventually spread across my whole abdomen and I would ocassionaly get a painful lump on either my left or right lower abdomen.
Docs said no correlation there and I had a ct scan and that was fine. Also I had some mild constipation at this time. I had two more cat scans over the next two months that followed. Eventually my primary told me to take Zantac since I tried Prilosec again and it made me dizzy, nauseated, bloated, and I was seeing black spots.
I got a second opinion which also led to a recommendation of Zantac. I am very afraid of taking pills because of a lot of bad reactions to different meds. I finally started the Zantac and have been taking 150mg each day with only a couple of days requiring 300mg.
Suddenly it seems the Zantac is no longer working. Almost two weeks ago I started having sternum pains and a feeling like water is going up my nose when I lay down. And yesterday I tasted and felt acid coming up my throat when I bent over and that's never happened before. And now my abdominal pains are coming back along with side pains.
I've had an ANA and C-Reactive Protein tests, both negative.
I feel docs are not doing all that can be done here and am one step away from the ER. I am sick of this and want to find something that works.
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