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Hello all - I'll try and keep this as short as possible.
For the past 7 months I've suffered with severe stomach pain, which includes bloating and acid. Each time I eat something, within 20 mins to 3 hours I will be sick. If I'm not sick, it causes me diarrhoea but it's actually just the undigested food that appears, not a normal stool. (I hope that makes some sort of sense)
I have had blood, stool and urine samples they all came back clear.
(tests for coeliac, crohn's etc etc)
I have had a gastroscopy and endoscopy and apart from signs of gastritis that was clear of any worms or blockage.
I've been prescribed amytriptyline and gabapentin in lieu of each other (this was in January '17) but they don't seem to do anything. I'm tired and dizzy constantly. Omeprezole for the acid are useless as is Gaviscon and alike.
I have changed my diet as I knew beforehand I am sensitive to gluten and dairy so stopped them altogether at the very beginning.
I don't eat 'rubbish' food in general like takeaways and so on, I'm a clean eater. Everything I eat is always prepared freshly but after deducing so much I am more or less living on a cup of rice each day and occasionally watermelon - which either gets thrown up or runs right through me. I try and stay hydrated by drinking water but after so much that also ends up making me sick. It's like a never ending battle between vomit, diarrhoea, constipating and pain. If it's not one it's the other
It has been 7 months almost and I've still not been diagnosed. I honestly feel failed by the system. I've seen 5 different doctors and was told yesterday that "it's okay if I have diarrhoea as long as I eat something."
7 months of diarrhoea is okay?!?!?!
I can't go out alone as I'm absolutely terrified of fainting without anyone with me, I can barely get around the house due to the low energy and drowsiness. I've been hung up on by out of hours doctors, I've lost nearly 5 stone now and it has left me unable to work. I faint 50% of the week, with the last episode resulting in me losing 2 of my bottom teeth as I hit my mouth off the sink (yay)
On top of my anxiety and depression I am at an all time low and honestly have lost all hope in ever getting better or ever being able to go outside again. This all happened one month after I graduated from University when I'd just started a new job. I should be enjoying my youth, not miserable with this.
I have trawled through so many forums and health pages and the only thing that ticks every single box is Gastroparesis. Can I mention this to a doctor or will they just think I'm an idiot for running to Google?
No health professionals seem to be listening to me and the last one said it's all in my head.
You just know when you know your body. You know something isn't right. Why is nobody listening?
Anyone with any help please get in touch. I really need support right now. Thank you.
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