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I posted on here initially back in January after a prolonged illness - never got to the bottom of what it was. Symptoms included persistent nausea (but no vomiting), extreme fatigue and subsequent weight loss and feeling low.
I have had plenty of tests, and then as quickly as the illness came on it left. However I have never fully recovered since. I am 21 years old, keep fit and active, eat good food, don't smoke and only drink occasionally and never to excess. The only health issue I have had is IBS. My current symptoms are as follows: every 2-4 weeks, I am hit with severe nausea. I have never vomited with this, but I will never go far from the bathroom in case I need to. I become extremely tired and need to sleep. Bowel movements don't change significantly during these spells. It lasts 2-3 days, then I go back to 'perfect health.'
I understand my symptoms are not red flag ones. I'm just becoming more and more depressed about it. I'm awaiting to see a gastro specialist but there is a 6 month wait; I've been waiting around 4 months already. In the meantime, my GP has temporarily diagnosed me with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome - even though I'm not vomiting!
I work 12 hour shifts in an ambulance control room, so my job is not pro-active. I suffer severe abdo pains during my shifts from my IBS and often spend most of my breaks on the toilet, embarrassingly. I have noticed that when I getting a really bad bout of these abdo pains then the nausea tends to follow on a day later. The best way to describe the pain is it's like my lower abdo is actively expanding. It feels like I need a movement yet when I go I am generally constipated for a long time before eventually having loose stools.
Does anyone have any advice? I would welcome your comments. Has anyone heard of Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, or is anyone experiencing my symptoms? There is nothing fun about being unwell, especially as before 2014 I was NEVER ill.
Thanks in advance guys!
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