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My life has truly been destroyed and just keeps getting worse due to the symptoms I am/have been experiencing. This is a long story but if you think you can help me in any way... please take the time to read it because I'm really suffering
I am a 20 year old female with no previous health or stomach issues..My issues all started after a holiday I took to Israel when I has just turned 19. A few days after arriving home from the country, I began to feel waves of extreme nausea throughout the day which would come and go. Then.. one night i woke up with the worst abdominal pains I have ever experienced followed by these symptoms: Diarrhea, extreme nausea (gagging but unable to vomit), clay coloured stool, horrific smelling stool, horrific smelling breathe (smelt the same as the stool), extreme fatigue, painful bloating in upper and lower stomach and sometimes back ache.
I was bed bound with these symptoms for nearly a month and went to the doctor within this time. They took stool samples and blood tests but found nothing abnormal. Me and my family could not believe it as the symptoms and my condition was honestly horrific. I was convinced I had a parasite or something.. but they found nothing unusual.
Ever since this event, my stomach has not been the same. I suffer daily due to extreme and painful bloating (which gets worse throughout the day), fatigue, nausea, abnormal stools etc. I have completely cut out gluten and I am also on a vegan diet.. pretty much only eat cooked foods also as they are easier to digest but STILL i suffer from all these symptoms. It is not as extreme as the initial attack, of course, as I am not bed bound every day but I feel very very unwell.
Recently, things have gotten even worse and I also have these dull ache in my lower abdomen and the previous symptoms are still there but more extreme..
I have been to the GP and they have set up an appointment for me with a stomach specialist in a few weeks but I just wanted to know if anyone on here has had a similar experience or has any clue what is happening to me?
My life has completely changed. I don't go out much because I feel so unwell (especially in the evenings), I am so worried about eating everyday because it just makes me feel worse, I have lost so much confidence in my body because my stomach is constantly big and bloated, my job is difficult because I feel so tired and ill at work. I really really want answers and to get better I just feel so lost and want help...
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