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Hello all. I'm a type 1 diabetic female aged 28. My control is okay enough not to give me any complications although I do have issues from time to time during stress or illness.
I've been having problems with my stomach and I have seen a GP 3 times with no answers nor do they ever do anything other than test my urine. At the beginning of December 2017 I became very ill and mostly bed bound. I couldn't eat without extreme nausea, fatigue and shaking. I had a burning pain in my upper central abdomen at night time. I saw a nurse and was given Omeprezole and told i had excess acid. A few days later I got so sick I went to an out of hours doctor at the hospital which found starvation ketones in my urine. Still no answer but possible acid/ulcer. I was given anti sickness medication for 10 days and by day 5 I stopped taking them because I was so much better. I finished my course of Omeprazole (28 days) And I've been pretty much back to normal other than some issues with hypoglycaemia due to my insulin doses coming down. I've got that under control now.
Everything was fine until maybe 2 weeks ago I started getting pains in my lower back. I thought i had injured myself at work and my mattress was making it worse. I had a cold last week too and Sunday night/Monday morning I woke up at 4am with awful cramps in my lower abdomen, back and left hip. I had really bad diarrhoea and felt better after I went to the toilet. I haven't felt right since and the back and stomach/left hip cramps got worse until Wednesday when I saw a nurse again.
She tested my urine which was all clear, and said the pain is either bowel, muscular or gyno related and to go back in 2 or 3 weeks if it doesn't clear up. I am on the pill for years and never ever have any periods or any related problems. My appetite is barely there and every time I eat or even drink water I feel strange. Not quite nausea but just weird and slightly ill or tired. I had diarrhoea again this afternoon when I woke up and there were whole peas in the toilet from last night's dinner (sorry!). I bought some Silicol Gel and had soup and bread for dinner and now I'm in bed with a hot water bottle as I feel icky. I have not once vomited from any of this. It's just nausea and occasional diarrhoea. It's enough to be ruining my life and upsetting me as I have anxiety and a fear of being sick in public.
I don't know what to do. Should I demand more tests or just trust my GP? I'm scared of losing my job. I've just had a written warning for taking a day off because my uncle has been missing for over a month and is suicidal. I can't be ill and I'm fed up with feeling like this and being too scared to go out incase i get poorly.
My appetite is diminishing more and more and I'm trying to focus on drinking lots of water. I also have a weird taste in my mouth, like watery or powdery or metallic, I can't quite tell.
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