Posted 9/4/2009 4:56 AM (GMT -6)
I have had upper right quadrant pain for about a year and a half. The pain every night, starting from about 7 to 9 P.M. and ending at around 5 to 6 A.M., is a 7-10 on the pain scale. I have nausea everytime I eat during and after a meal. I use to average vomiting once a week, and that increased to 2-3 times a week. This week I have vomited 4 out of 5 days multiple times along with dry heaves (vomiting but nothing going out). I also noticed the smell of food and seeing someone eat will get me nauseated and vomit. For the past three days I am having a hard time keeping down solid food. Meanwhile, I on average have 45-55 BM's a week. All bright yellow to pale yellow, and loose to watery stools, and it burns like an unually strong acid. I am so tired of it , but the only thing I can eat on my menu, that shrinks everyday, is oatmeal and bananas, yuck. Soups are sometimes ok for me, but for some reason everytime I eat minestrone soup I vomit it up. I am increasingly intolerant food with any kind of fat in it. The only way I get any kind of sleepis with Ambien or Phennigan suppositories, if I can keep it inside of me long enough. If don't take it I don't sleep. Even if I get sleep I am always exhausted, feel phaint, I list back and forth sometimes even when supported against something. I have positional vertigo sometimes and I take Meclizine for it, but I am still dizzy when I stand up. My dizziness is different than what I get normally it dosen't happen when I look down or move my head. It happens when I stand and look at someone or look straight ahead. My eyes also sometimes get tunnel vision and sometimes lose focus. A couple of days ago could not remember a conversation I had with someone. Also, that same day, I was braced up against a wall and someone I knew was saying hello, and tapped me on the shoulder, and nearly lost my balance. In a year and three months I vomited bile 4 times, since July I have vomited bile 3 times. My case closely resembles kerimones althought there are some differences. My Doc found two small ulcers earlier this year, but he also says that is not my main issue either. I have multiple X-Rays, CT's, MRI's, Ultrsounds, a HIDA scan, a PET scan, a colonoscopy, endoscopy, and capsule endoscopy. I have tried getting another HIDA scan but they will not order it, even though I thought I miss timed it. Meaning I don't think I was at my worst when I had the scan. I feel like I am just suffering, day in, day out, I have been off pain with no help just cold turkey, after being on them 8 months or more. They say with Chronic Abdominal Pain it makes the pain worse and causes problemswith the G.I. tract. I am not sure that I am convinced of that. My pain is just as severe, but at least I was a little more comfortable. Also, with my Chronic diarrhea narcotic meds have never given me constipation. The only meds that have slowed down my G.I. tract is Lomital and Cholestyramine. I tried Welchol and it did not work for me. My doc's have said this is absolutely not IBS, but also this is not related to my gallbladder. I still have not received an explanation as to why they think this way that makes sense to me. My doctor says I need to be on a bile sequestrant, but if my HIDA scan was normal, and they say my gallbladder is normal (44% functional). Then why do I need take Cholestyramine? Common sense tells me if my body is poduceing so much bile that I need to have a bile sequestrant, then how can it not be be my gallbladder? Is this not the organ that controls the flow of bile that the liver produces in the effort to help your body to digest your food or meal? Am I wrong in my thinking? I know I'm not a doctor, and I'm not trying to diagnose myself, but I read the syptoms of gallbladder disease and I have almost all the symptoms, I have looked for other possible causes, nothing shows up in tests, or the symptoms don't match up with what I am experiencing. If you any suggestions, PLEASE respond.