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in September of 2012 i stopped smoking after 12 years of heavy Cannibis use every day. from the first day i felt awful, heartburn, anxiety, full blown panic attacks that would wake me up after a few hours sleep and keep me up all night. i was unabe to eat anything for over a week, just sips of water. eventually after two weeks of the worst weeks ive ever experienced it passed.
Since then i would have episodes of feeling sick and having loose stools that lasted a few days and then would go away for a few days, gradually the periods inbetween feeling sick got larger and larger and i would feel sick every few months for a couple of days.
At the end of June this year a stomach virus made the rounds at work. i have Emetophobia (fear of vomiting) i however only experienced diarrhea/loose stools for a few days but took that week off of work. since then i have been experiencing stomach cramps and pain, Exsessive wind that alternates which end it comes out of but it sometimes so painful it wakes me up and keeps me awake at night, loose stools, heartburn type feelings and anxiety.
I went to the doctor a cuple of months ago and his conclusion was Acid Reflux and we gave me a months worth of 30mg Lansoprazole, this made a difference for the first few days then just made me feel sick and gave me yellow loose slimey stools. I made another appointment but with another doctor who asked about my stress levels and I have to admit i am stressed, with work and feeling like this and the anxiety it all gets on top of me, she suggested it sounded like stress related IBS. I finished the course and thankfully the sickness feeling passed after a few days and the Yellow smiley stools went away too, i had 6 days of feling normal then the 'Heartburn' came back, excessive burping after meals, feeling full very quckly and then feeling sick for hours after eating. After a week or so of this it all went away again and i had 4 days of feeling normal, but then it all came back.
Night before last i woke up after being asleep for an hour and i had crippling 'Heartburn' feelings, no ammount of Gaviscon made any differnce what so ever, kept me up all night. in the mean time from my last visit to the doctors we had to move to a different Doctors surgery, so i made an apointment and went. She said it sounded like it could be H. Pylori ulcers but the Lansoprazole i had been on will effect the test results so i wouldnt be able to have any tests for anything until it was fully out of my system. She sent me away with 8 weeks worth of 300mg Ranitidine, a paper slip to get a blood test and a stool test to complete after the 8 week course of Ranitidine.
Its only been one day on Ranitidine i know but so far im still having 'Heartburn' type feeling that keep we awake at night, Anti Acids dont seem to give me any relief either. Does anyone have any suggestions of how to get any kind of relief from the pain?
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