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Hello all I'm Yas
I'm 24 years old and right now going through the most debilitating time of my life, in terms of my health lol
It all kicked 6 weeks ago when I started to vomit everything I ate. I was super worried and rushed myself (credit to uber) to a&e in which they diagnosed me with gastroenteritis and they gave me some IV metoclopramide and a banana full of glucose!
Anyway the upset tummy subsided and I began to feel normal again for about two days.
However went back to work and started to feel a weird stitch feeling in my upper abdomen mostly on my right side. It was as though a balloon was wedged in there but no pain was experienced just sheer annoyance. I also had pain in my upper back which extended to my right shoulder. I tried to ignore it but the discomfort was starting to hit a nerve. So I decided to get myself to a gp in which they told me it might be an inflamed gallbladder so they gave me ciprofloxacin and organised an ultrasound. The ciprofloxacin made me feel better within 2 days and the pressure has subsided but then I suffered really bad tendinitis that I could not move. I went to a private gp this time (coz My local gp had no slots to see me) coz my upper abdominal and back pain worsened and she gave me clathromycin (no idea why!) and tramadol for pain relief!
I was in tears for a whole week and I could not get out of bed! I was super nauseous and could not eat anything. I went back to the dr to which she dismissed gallbladder issues as I had a clean ultrasound and organised me an endoscopy. She looked at my bloods and told me they were fine and there was no need to continue with the clarithromycin. This time she gave me some omeprazole and decided that I might have some inflammation in my stomach as a result of the bout of gastroenteritis.
At this point I was in despair and decided not to take any more medicine and see how my body reacts (the gp was dismissive) I was also still convinced that I had a gallbladder issue so I decided to dogallbladder cleanses and avoid fatty foods like the plague. I felt better than I was on antibiotics but still very poor. I organised another private ultrasound to which the Dr said she couldn't find any gallstones and my organs looked great!
I then began to google and as the weeks progressed I realised that my issue involved my stomach. I was bloated, retching and lost my appetite completely. The pressure in my upper abdomen was still there and all I wanted to do was a big homer Simpson burp to relieve it but only pathetic ones came out lol
I feel full as though I've had Christmas dinner when all I've had a banana lol. After a week the nausea came back but this time with vegeance and the upper abdominal pain was so sore and numb. At time I can hear horrible gurgling noises and the pain was burning and pulsating. so I went to a&e and they gave me some Iv omeorazole and Iv cyclizine (which made me high lol). The doctor also told me I had an duodenal ulcer and I must continue with the omeprazole
I went home and it's been two days since the omeprazole but it hasn't taken the pain away! I'm still incredibly nauseous and all I'm waiting for the h pylori stool test result and the endoscopy but that's three weeks away!
I just want to know what I have! Any advice would be appreciated! I'm so depressed and this whole ordeal has cost my job as I can not function
If it's an ulcer, how long will the omeprazole kick in?
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