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I was diagnosed with GS about 2 years ago and took my GP's word for it that apart from jaundice there was no need to worry. Until recently I would have said I am a fit & healthy 68 year old woman who takes moderate exercise, eat a balanced & wholesome diet, take the odd glass of wine and drink lots of water. For the last six months I have been feeling quite unwell, nausea a daily occurrence with headaches, sweating, feelings of acute anxiety, stress and occasional vision problems and dizziness. I’ve lived with very dry skin all my life but it has got worse with itchy, scaly patches on my face. A twenty minute walks with the dogs leaves me very tired. My GP seemed to be at a loss as to what is causing it after a blood test came back clear. After a urine test result I was prescribed Amoxicillin 500mg 3 times a day for 5 days for a “slight” kidney infection. I mentioned a bitter taste in my mouth and she immediately prescribed Omeprazole, gastro resistant capsules, I said it was not gastric reflux but she wanted to rule it out and ordered a stool sample to test for Helicobacter pylori which I was successfully treated for a number of years ago. The results were clear as I had expected so needless to say I’ve dumped the Omeprazole. Through all my searching on the net I hadn’t connect my symptoms to GS until I came across this site a few days ago. At first I was relieved and thought I'd found the answer but on second thoughts and reading about other subscriber's symptoms mine don't seem so bad, The nausea is what causes me most concern as it is very debilatating. However as I get a good 8 hours sleep on most nights tirdness is not my major concern. I am now wondering if my symptoms are linked to GS or not. Greatful for any thoughts from other members.
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