I have been to see my doctor 4 times because I just don't seem to be getting any better. He initially thought that I had a viral infection, but after I did not improve after two weeks, he decided to run some tests. I gave a urine sample and he said that I probably had a kidney infection (but he wasn't 100% sure because I had my period when I gave the sample). He put me on medication, and sent me for blood work. I also had to give a stool sample. All of my tests came back normal, but the medication didn't help at all. The next time I saw him, he said that I might have an ulcer, and put me on apo-omeprazole, which I have been taking for about two weeks now. I'm also on medication for a case of bronchitis.
I am incredibly frustrated because nothing seems to alleviate my symptoms. I have missed 15 days of school because I just feel terrible. My parents think that I might be making it all up, or that it's all in my head, and my doctor has suggested the same thing (he told me that there was "absolutely no reason" a person my age would be experiencing symptoms like this for so long. I am NOT making this up, and I know that it ISN'T all in my head. I just wish that someone would actually take me seriously and believe me when I say that something is wrong. I have an ultrasound scheduled for Tuesday, but I just don't know how to cope at school until then. I'm also scared that the ultrasound will come back normal, just like all the other tests I've had done. Has anyone experienced anything like this before? I'm desperate for answers and ways that I can cope.. I want to get back to school and my life.
I have a couple suggestions for things you may want to be tested for (if you havent been already)
Have you been tested for Chron's Disease, Ulcerative colitis or Celiac Disease.
I truely believe you have something wrong and your not making ut up however it is probably something a little more out of the ordinary since the doctors have not been ab;le to find anything.
but then again some doctors just lable an easy diagnossis because they dont want to take the time to figure anything out.
let me know how your ultrasound goes and bring up thoes diseases when you talk to your doctor to see what he says.
I actually found your posting when i was researching MY symptoms.
You and i have the same EXACT symptoms. The difference is i am 25 female- so maybe the doctors are taking me more seriously (sorry to say that :-(
Anyway, the steps of my sickness go like this:
Started with a bad tummy ache (which i thought was normal and would randomly stop)
Diarrhea for about 3 days- which i was like okay this is kinda long
then 3 days turned into 3 weeks. My friends/family URGED me to see a doctor, i kept thinking seeing a doctor for THIS was silly.
i see my doctor, he immediately puts me on cipro (an antibiotic) he thought it was an infection of some sort.
Nothing happened, still feeling terrible.
Next thing i know, i am in the emergency room (dragged by my boyfriend).
it got really bad- symptoms exactly like yours. Nausea, diarrhea, headaches randomly, fatigue (tired ALL the time) thirsty ALL the time, i would go to the bathroom like 6 times a day. it was TERRIBLE
the doctors at the emergency room did every test they could, they put me on an IV because my dehydration (from diarrhea) you lose electrolytes and such - anyway, they took my blood, rectal exam (to see if blood in my stool) and pointed me in the direction of a GI.
They said, its either the direction of a food allergy (celiac, lactose..etc) orrrr its like a bowel thing, IBD, IBS Chrons disease.. etc
Take yourself seriously, because this SUCKS. we need to get fixed.
I will keep you posed on what the GI says.
Feel better, and stock up on TP :-)
hey, i found your post when searching my symtoms. i'm 19 and have been suffering from serious stomach pains since october last year (the last time i remember!! but im sure its before then) 6months atleast! the DR's didn't do much to help me told me to keep food diarys recalling everything i ate but nothing has been solved yet! i am going to back to the DR's on thurday. i advise to get it looked at asap, as i have put mine off its really bad getting diareoa atleast 3/4 a week!
as the DR's are so unhelpful i think i will end up going to the hospitol and seeing what they can do instead. do you know what yours is caused by yet? x
hey! i found your post when researching my symptoms, i have exacally the same thing as you but i have had mine for months (at least 6months or more, i cant remember when it started but i know i had it in October last year!!) i get seriously bad stomach pains most of the time atleast once a day (its really bad as i have kinda just learnt to live with it now) but recently the pains are alot worse than normal. in Oct last i know i didnt get them as much or the diareroa wasn't as often. The last time i went to the DR i had to do a food diary which consisted of everything i have eaten in the last few weeks but nothing was resolved as i dont eat alot of things anyway such as red meat and dairy.
The DR's havent solved anything so i may have to go to the hospitol and see what they can do. i advise you sort it as soon as possible if you havent' already. Do you know what has caused it yet? x
I am not sure if this will help anyone, but i will let you know that i have been there, and after 3 years of extreme pain, I finally got an answer..
I started with simple pain in my stomach, and diarrhea on occasion.. after a few weeks, it got worse.. i would eat and then have to run to the nearest bathroom because the pain was so intense, it was like what ever i ate was running right through me.. After some time i was going to the bathroom any where from 10-15 times a day, and i was lucky if i could manage to eat two bites of food a day... i was dehydrated all the time, dizzy, tired, at some times it hurt just to move.. so i went to a surgeon and he sent me for a colonoscopy.. he said he saw some inflammation in my colon, and i should see a Gastro.. so i set up an appt with a gastro.. little did i know, this man was an amazing doctor... he sat with me in his office for about 2 hours, asking me every question under the sun, even things i didnt think were relative to my problem.. he then thought i had ulcerative colitis, and started me on medication right away.. after two weeks i went back to see him and the meds were not helping, so we tried another.. after a month or so, i was still feeling like c**p.. it got to the break point when i was sitting playing with my son, and the pain got so bad that i passed out.. i was out for over an hour... so my mother in law took my son for a little while, and i took a bath.. while in the bath tub, i passed out again, and thank god woke up not long after when i was up to my chin in water... so i called my doctor, he had me come to his office and from there, admitted me into the hospital.. he looked right at me, and said, "im sorry, i thought i knew what was wrong with you, but i dont.. but i will not stop until i know what is wrong with you.." i was in the hospital for almost a week.. i was going through heart failure, because of such horrible dehydration and malnutrition.. i had lost some 40lbs, and looked so sickly, and after a ct scan, MRI, x-rays, another colonoscopy, and about 30 rounds of blood work, he finally found it... i was diagnosed with a disease called Pernicious Anemia (meaning: deadly blood)... it is rare for someone my age to have this disease (25 at the time) and they usually dont see it in people under the age of 60.. Pernicious anemia is due to an inability to absorb vitamin B-12 (also known as cobalamin or Cbl) from the gastrointestinal tract. Humans get vitamin B-12 from animal products; both meat and dairy products are dietary sources of vitamin B-12. The body is able to store vitamin B-12 for a long time, so inadequate dietary intake must persist for years before a true deficiency of vitamin B-12 is reached. Because of this, the symptoms of pernicious anemia usually do not appear for years. While pernicious anemia is most commonly diagnosed in adults with an average age of 60, a rare, congenital (inborn) type of pernicious anemia has been described. if it helps anyone, all my symptoms were
Loss of feeling in hands and feet
Extreme diarrhea (10+ times a day at times)
Loss of appetite
Extreme stomach and back pain
Brain fogs (forget what i was talking about, or something someone said 5 mins before)
Loss of balance when walking ect.
I now take a B-12 injection weekly, which for most people will change to monthly, but my levels were extremely low, and i feel much much better.. I do have occasional flair ups, but i can deal with that alot better.. i dont think this will help everyone, but i hope it will at least help one person.. Dont ever let someone tell you there is nothing wrong with you..
am very week.
I will pray that they fine results for you soon! You are young and you should not being going threw this.
Hi There, I don't know if any of you have had your thyroid
hormones checked? Hyperthyroidism is when the thyroid produces too much
It can cause the symptoms-
Fatigue due to muscle weakness
Increased bowel frequency
I'm studying the thyroid at university and thought some of the symptoms matched the comments.