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Hi All, after some thoughts/ experiences please.
For the past 6 months I have been experiencing near constant nausea worse about 1 hour after eating, on an empty stomach and first thing in the morning, regular vomitting (about twice a week), never any 'coffee grounds' or blood in it, constant abdominal bloating (upper), increased belching, regular bouts of acid reflux (the pain isnt too bad, but i get regular acid taste in my throat and a bad taste a smell that goes with it), generalised upper abdo pains and feeling really tired all the time.
As a bit of background i was diagnosed with IBS 10 years ago, so it is always difficult to say if bowels are different, but I would say they have been more frequent and loose, and sometimes smell more discusting than usual.
I have been going back and forward to my GP about this since February. Initially he upped my dose of omeprazole to 40mg a day thinking it was just the acid reflux flairing up (I was already on 20mg a day which I had been on for a couple of years). That didnt help much, so I went back and he checked me for HPylori (which was negative) refered me for an abdo ultrasound, which showed a slightly fatty liver, which he doesnt think would cause the symptoms, but not a lot else.
He also referred me for a gastroscopy, but after 2 months of waiting without hearing a date for this I chased it with my GP to find out the hospital had rejected the referal but not bothered to let me or the GP know. After further chasing it appears the consultant in their infinate wisdom feel I am too young to need a gastroscopy (I am 31).
Ok, so getting to the point...
I feel like I'm going round in circles. I've had various blood tests, which has shown on 1 occassion I was anaemic, but that was treated with iron (which really did screw up my stomach while I was taking it!!) and seems ok now, but MCVs and MCHs are still on the low side, and my feritin sores are on the lower end of normal, plus my lymphocytes are raised, but looking back they always are slightly. Also on the most recent test my CRP was raised slightly. My GP has yet to comment on these. I feel he's going to ask me at my next appointment where he wants me to go from here, and I just don't know! So a few questions:
1) has anyone around 31 or less had a gastroscopy in the past? I'm just curious!
2) Has anyone else experienced simular symptoms and actually gotten anywhere?
3) Any suggestions of where to go from here!!
4) I keep wondering about coeliacs or Crohns, I dont think of my bowel pains are that bad, but do have quite a high pain tollerance having put up with a pretty painful anal fissure for 5 years... Do these symptoms strike a chord for either of these?
Sorry for the really long message, i'm just getting so fed up with it all and just want to know why I feel so rubbish all the time!
Any thoughts/advice greatly appreciated.
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