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Im a 21 year old slim male who's been suffering from a strange upper adomen sensation for 2 months.
The sensation started off as a sick gnawing stomach feeling every morning, and then would feel quite heavy for the rest of the day. Antacids and emptying my bowels would not cause relief. I first thought it might be anxiety, but i haven't felt stressed out and when ive been distracted, or enjoying myself the pain is still there.
After 2 weeks i went to the doctor who perscribed me with Omerprazole and to take one tablet a day for one month. He assumed what i was experiencing was reflux or gastritis. I was also asked to take a blood test and stool sample incase.
Throughout the month symptoms did not improve with medication, i even dieted incase it was acid aggrivating my stomach. Besides a gnawing heavy feeling in my upper stomach, and serious bloating after large meals i had no other stomach disorder symptoms, no vomit, no heartburn, no unusual stool (diarrhoea, blood), and when i did cheat my diet nothing particularly aggrivated my stomach such as dairy, fizzy drinks or alcohol. There HAS however been a couple days where ive felt a shortness of breath especially when i sit down and im not sure if its related.
As of now ive stopped taking medication and i feel like i have the sensation less, its not painful more heavy and gnawing (similar to the feeling you get from diarrhoea) and some days i barely feel it(which is an improvement because for the first month it was 24/7). Sometimes i feel it relieves when i lie down, and probably worse when i stand.
Finally I got all my tests back negative including h pylori so im very confused at what it could be. My doctor has refered to see a specialist for a camera down me, im really nervous and unsure what options are left that it could be? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thankyou!!
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