Lost and Desperate 80lbs

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I started loosing my appetite about one year ago. Fatigue set in about eight months ago. Got pain in the upper right side of my abdomen.

Weight loss 80 lbs 22 percent of total

yellow stool 1 year

Three trips to the ER

Testing done

blood work ups about 12 times normal

colonoscopy and upper scope normal

ct of chest and abdomen with contrast normal

hydoscan for gallbladder function normal

ultrasound of gallbladder normal

lactlose breath borderline took xixfaxin for 10days

symptoms still the same

glucose breath test normal.

I've seen local GI

Northwestern GI

Mayo GI

I get shortness of breath (asthma)

brain fog

constant burping and bloating 

muscle weakness.

sleep apnea but no mask yet appointments 1month away.

all tests normal and all I'm told is maybe it's! Any ideas?

missed a lot of work probably get fired soon losing insurance!

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  • Posted

    GI says maybe IBSC?

    Extreme fatigue almost bed ridden.

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    Hi bradley 31430

    When you had bloodwork carried out were you tested for B12 and vit D deficiency..B12 deficiency can cause brain fog and muscle weakness and vit D deficiency causes gastric problems...So if you have not had them checked ask your health provider to carry out a blood test for these very important vits......or start taking B12 complex supplementa and Vit D rda 400IU..and see if they make a difference..obviously give it a few months for them to kick in

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    Right hand side - appendicitis or grumbling appendix. You never menrioned that.
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      Blood work should have showed something. Infection. yes I still have my appendix but I'm not sure it's the problem.. This has gone on so long that I don't think it's that but thanks for the help 

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    Did they say your liver and pancreas are normal?

    You should ask for a Gastric Emptying Study or a Barium Swallow to eliminate any possibility of something wrong with the contractions of your stomach or intestines or any functional obstruction.

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