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Please bear with me as this may be long but I am desperate.
At Christmas I woke one morning with a severely distended and bloated stomach. I had heartburn but no acid reflux and also became constipated. I went to the doctor and he said it was likely dyspepsia - gave me a course of lanzoprazole. It eased a tiny bit but remained.
I changed my diet to remove tomatoes and spice. The pain continued and I was booked for an endescopy which I'm still waiting on - gp now thinking possible tummy ulcer. It gets worse. I can barely eat and I get depressed.
In the meantime, I haven't had a period since December. I had a brief bleed during which time I passed heavy clots and it ended abruptly. I noticed swelling in my legs just above my knees, it looks like two lumps, but I put it down to standing all day for my job.
The stomach issues increase to the point where I don't know what to do; I have headaches and feel ill. So, after no help from gp I decide to remove gluten and dairy from my diet - the upper abdominal pain reduces. I'm having withdrawals from it but nothing I can't handle.
The swelling in my legs however has increased to the point that my knees feel like they're being pressed on - there's no pitting but they don't look like my legs. I am really, really scared now. I have veins showing in the backs of my knees but they're not rope-like.
I'm chronically constipated and this makes me feel worse. I can feel a lump beside my hip-bone on the left and don't know if this is to do with my bowel or my ovaries? I just don't know what to do. A light period started tonight.
My job is in catering and it stresses me out badly, so I don't know if this could be playing a role.
I'm going to check myself into A&E tomorrow because I'm now getting severely worried. Can anyone shed any light on this? Please?
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