I went to my doctor with a severe headache that lasted about
2 weeks (new years to jan 14th approx.) and diarrhea (about
5x in 1 day).
I was also feeling very lightheaded and dizzy, and feeling like I was going to pass out. as well as severe exhaustion.
I was diagnosed w a sinus infection, and 'some sort of infection' around mid jan.
I was given Fluticasone nasal puffer.
I was also told to take Claritin for 'allergies'.
I was given amoxicillin for three days, when my stomach started hurting.
I was switched to doxycycline for 7 more days.
I went in and they and my dr. told me the infection was gone. The stomach condition continued, and got worse.
After another week of stomach pain, he referred me to a gastroenterologist.
diarrhea continued for another week or so, but I am normal currently.
I took an ultrasound, blood sample, stool sample (checking for Giardia, something I cant remember and H.Pylori).
the same time I stopped the Doxy, my neck glands and throat started to feel swollen, no pain, just swollen, minor discomfort when swallowing. (I reada little on Dysphagia, and that sounds about
right, only no pain)
I am waiting on results from the Stool sample, the ultrasound only showed that I had 'more than normal' gas in my upper abs.
intestines. I am pretty gassy, mostly burping and passing gas and what feels like indigestion, though only very minor heartburn after eating some refried beans, which happens to me most of the time anyway.
that was last week. I have been mostly eating Activia, bananas, rice and added some yams and sweet potatoes the last two days.
My stomach feels a lot better but still very bloated.
I added in some broccoli sprouts for dinner tonight.
The mornings had been the worst, with severe nausea and fatigue. This morning was the first time I wasn't nauseas, so I skipped the Claritin hoping to reduce the amount of 'x-factors'. I felt decent today, but my big concern though is my throat, everything I have read about
post-infection IBS never mentions throat or glands.
What is going on w me?
PS - I had an appendectomy in August (09) and I only bring it up bc that is the spot that the stomach pain first started, though it feels ok now.
Post Edited (jrv) : 2/24/2010 10:50:23 PM (GMT-7)