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Hi All! I'm looking for suggestions, even if it's a 2nd opinion. I'm a 40 YO male @ 217 lbs when this started, now at 196.
-Trip to Mexico in Nov, on 11/17 came down with what I think may have been a stomach bug. Nausea, could only finish 1/2 plate of food for rest of trip, and diarrhea.
- Diarrhea continued for 2 weeks w/ cramps, w/ nausea only when working out, but ability to eat full meals did return.
-11/30 became violently ill.
-For next week, pale, constant nausea, would gag if I wasn't laying on my back (even with medication), constant pulse at 120, could barely eat/drink. Lost 12 lbs this week. 2nd week eating was better but only @ 1000 calories/day.
-Day I could get out of bed color returned to skin, minor nausea but gagging stopped, and heart rate returned to normal. Diarrhea/cramps continued for 2 more weeks then stopped. I've been mostly regular for over a month, except the eating and nausea.
-Since I have no desire to eat, when my stomach growls I can only eat the equivalent of 1/2 a plate of food before I feel full, or about to vomit if I try eating a little more.
-Can only get my calorie intake if I eat nutritionally dense foods, but the weight is still slowly coming off without trying.
-Blood tests all normal: CBC (& w/ diff), Metabolic, Troponin I, D-Dimer, Magnesium, Amylase, Hepitatic Panel, Lipase, T4, TSH.
-Chest XRay normal.
-Abdominal Ultrasound normal: Bile ducts, kidneys, speen, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, & aorta.
-Calprotectin Sample showed inflammation @ 860. Rest normal.
-Colonoscopy normal, w/ negative biopsy.
-Endoscopy discovered Barret's, w/ no pre-cancer.
-Taking 20 mg Prilosec once per day in the morning.
I can't workout because I'm not getting the needed calories. I'm not scared, but this has gotten very old. Looking for any suggestions. I have great doctors that listen but they are telling me that from a biological standpoint that I am fine. My GI tract disagrees. lol
Are there any further tests worth looking into? Or should I get a 2nd opinion from another Primary Care Physician?
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