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From the US here. I am 29 and come from great genetics with no medical problems on either side. In Feb 2014 I had a severe (what I thought was food poisoning) attack with severe abdominal pain with nausea and didn't go to the hospital. I recovered after a week or two with terrible bowel problems with a feeling like it was something worse.
I had another attack with nausea and vomiting in April 2014. Recovered again after a week or two, but I was left with constant upper left chest (behind the rib cage) and back pain, dark urine, terrible acid reflux, gas, bloating, and fatty stools. No jaundice and no weight loss.
Fast forward to this year, I have had 3 more attacks, and any fatty foods put me into another attack and I still have constant upper left chest and back pain. Indigestion, gas, and urine have gone back to normal. I have read nearly every thread of this forum and I cannot find answers.
I have had an MRI, 3 Ultrasounds, Endoscopy, HIDA scan, ALL blood tests, urine tests, and tried countless medications for GERD and acid reflux. All test come back completely normal. The MRI was described as "perfect". The ultrasounds show no gallstones and no thickening of the gallbaldder wall but showed some "sludge". The HIDA scan showed 45% effectiveness of the gallbladder which is well over their limit. I tested positive for Murphy's Sign on the Gallbladder much to the doc's confusion. Endoscopy showed no ulcers or hernias.
The constant pain never goes away and feels like a dull, pressure pain behind my left ribs and well into my back. I also have muscle pains in the back that span from the neck down to the lower back and a feeling like I should "crack" my spine and neck, but cannot.
When I restrict my diet to no fat and no dairy, I feel okay but the pain never goes away. Very small weight loss on the diet but nothing abnormal. Pain killers can't touch it. Alcohol doesn't seem to affect the pain at all.
This is infuriating and my GI doc is at a loss for what it could be. I am seeing a chiropractor now and haven't had a positive result yet.
What other tests should I do?
Should I try taking any additional medication that could help?
Should I see another doc?
Has anybody had success with a chiropractor removing all symptoms?
Any help is extremely appreciated since I am at the end of the road for diagnostic options. Scared to death since I have two beautiful daughters under 3 years old. HELP!
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