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I apologize for the length of this but it has been a frustrating and long journey so far.
I've been battling a few issues since July of last year. I've noticed that I have extreme pressure in my abdomen after eating dinner. It does come around during lunch but to a lesser extent. This pressure sometimes doesn't relieve until after 12am. I also sometimes have heart palpitations during these episodes. I am most of the time unable to fall asleep if there is pressure and to make things worse, if I do fall asleep and wake up because of it, I'll be up for another 2 hours before I can fall asleep again.
On top of this I feel extremely weak/tired all of the time. Sometimes I feel like I am going to stumble but never have. I also get up between 4-5am and sometimes unable to get back to sleep. On occasion if I take a shot of alcohol I can get back to sleep. I am worried most of the week that I don't drive as I feel like my brain is a bit foggy and may not react quickly to a situation.
I visited a GI doctor in Sept. and had a biopsy done. I had a stomach which had an inflamed linin. I was prescribed the standard 2 antibiotics plus an acid reducer. After a few weeks went by with no change I called the doctor back up. He just mentioned to me that it will take months to heal.
In July of last year I also had a sleep study. I had issues with the device before going to bed. I believe this was factored in the sleep study when it shouldn't but even with it factored in I have been told it is very mild sleep apnea. I had a deviated septum so was thinking that getting that fixed would help with my tiredness. I also have a narrow passageway on my right side. I went in for surgery in November. I only found out a month later that the doctor isn't qualified to fix the narrow passageway and "thought" the surgery for the deviated septum would help. So now I have to go in again to fix the passageway.
I then went to an allergist to see if maybe something I was eating was causing this. The test only showed I was allergic to shellfish. The allergist suggested I go back and see another GI doctor. While I was waiting I tried to not eat diary for two week and then gluten with no change. This GI doctor was a bit more thorough. He wanted me to get a CAT scan, the test for H.Pylori, a stool sample and a blood test. I have to contact him back today but he did leave me a VM indicating that the CAT scan was ok and that I had small intestine bacteria overgrowth.
I'm really at a loss here, would this cause all of the symptoms I have been having? My sister had to have her gallbladder removed a while ago, could I be having these issues because of that? I know that it is sometimes difficult for me to breathe out of my one nostril but it isn't terribly bad. The surgery to fix that is more extensive and I want to have some assurance that it will help but no one can tell me.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I think I should also have a Lyme test done just in case at least the tiredness is from that. Our work office is located near where there are a lot of dear roaming around. They even walk past our doors at times.
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