I really need some help, I have seen my father suffer for far too long. Im going to tell his story, that has been going on for 20+ years on & off.
The past two years it has been getting worse, he can not keep a job as he is "sick" more often than not. The thing that gets me though, is that he could go a month or two without being "sick" and then it will hit him, he could be sick for a week straight, two weeks straight, maybe he will have a day in between where he feels decent.
Now when I say "sick", let me explain. ..
His symptoms usually tend to start when he wakes up in the morning, he says usually it will come on right after he takes a bowel movement, which sometimes is diarrhea like, sometimes he tends to be a little constipated. First he gets a nausea feeling in his stomach, he will start vomiting, until there is nothing left to come up, than it is just dry heeves. His body and muscles get very sore. He gets bad anxiety that goes along with it, does not want to be left alone, sometimes gasping for air. Vision is blurred, usually gets a severe headache with it. No perception of where he is, when he trys to walk from his bedroom to the tiolet, you would think he was drunk. He gets extremely bad gas with it, he can not stop burping. He says he has no actual pain feeling in his abdomen area, just the nausea.
So, he was in and out of the hospital years ago, eventually got fed up and stopped going. Now these past two years it seems to be happening more frequently, he has been in and out of the ER and to his family doctor all the time. The ER docs usually give him a zofran, hook him up to an IV, and send him out the door once he starts to come around .. the majority of the time we do not even make it home until he starts feeling ill again. His family doctor, can not give up on the fact that it is anxiety. He has prescribed him ativan, sertaline (spelling?) and another one as well, he has increased the dosage multiple times, and it is not making anything get better, not even the SLIGHTEST bit!
He has gone for blood tests, which the doctor stated was all normal. He has also had a CT, which was normal.
I hate to see the pain my father is going through day after day. I need help on ideas if this would be celiac disease, or something else??
Please, open for any suggestions.