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Hi I'm new here so please bear with me!
I'm a female, almost 21 years old and about 5"4. I am healthy; I eat pretty healthy, exercise, don't drink alcohol, don't do drugs or don't smoke. Recently, I've been having these strange stomach problems and I'm lost and have no where to turn to.
I have a health "history." In about 2 years, I have developed severe environmental allergies and allergies to cats and dogs. I'm now taking allergy shots for this. From birth to freshman yr of college I drank milk and had no problems. Recently, I've developed a SEVERE lactose intolerance so I have now cut dairy out of my life completely and that seems to be going well. Also, I've always been tired, more so than the average person (I have a identical twin sister who is NOTHING like this...has no issues at all) ever since a couple of yrs after I hit puberty. I am now on birth control (for controlling cycle length), take D3 vitamins and take pro biotics (sometimes I forget; haven't taken that in 2 weeks though...oops!)
Recently, I have been noticing my stomach getting increasingly sensitive to everything to the point where I never know when I'm going to feel sick. I mostly get mild to severe abdominal pains and it ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS hurts in the area between my sternum and belly button. It never hurts elsewhere, just in that spot about 3 inches below my sternum. When I have these pains, it feels like food poisoning and I always have diarrhea (I know gross) and or softer stool or stool that "burns"
I thought I was gluten intolerant and went gluten free for a bit (like 2 weeks, then stopped bc no improvement) and was fine after. I have been to my doctor numerous times and all she chalks it up to is stress which is super annoying and frustrating to hear. I have gotten allergy tests (like 4 of them) and all came back well for foods. I had ultrasound done and it was okay.
I've often thought about getting an endoscopy done but was told it might not work so I decided not to go through with it.
Anyone else experiencing this? I am SO FRUSTRATED. I try everything to the point where I'm eating bland foods and even that causes me pain sometimes! Today I had a bagel with an egg and peppers and bacon and now I feel sick to the point where I've been to the bathroom 4 times in the last 1.5 hrs and have had to miss classes. It's a burden on me and my sister (roomate) and it affects me because I can't study or do anything.
Anyone have suggestions? Any would be great! thank you so much! :D
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