I'm posting here only because I know I have acid reflux and once had damage to my esophogus (esophogeal reflux?), but I'm having other issues too and I don't know how to make them stop.
I am nauseous practically ALL the time. Not 100%, but I'd say about 85-90% of the time. The intensity changes by... hour, basically. I am either constipated or going (BMs) every 10 minutes, and soft stools, not always real dhiarrea, but SOFT. I'll be constipated for up to 5 or 6 days at a time, and then have a bout of soft BMs, everything always with nausea. The nausea gets severely worse on the days I actually have a BM, and is relieved SLIGHTLY after each time I go, but increases again before the next time. This has been going on for almost 5 months now. No possibility of pregnancy, either.
I've been to my gastroenterologist (forgive any misspellings) and a doctor on my college campus (before school let out). The school doctor ran stool, urine, and blood samples. The stools were clean (much to my disbelief), the urine showed some ecoli (not the food kind, but the kind that's supposed to be and stay in your intestines (intestines? well wherever it IS, it showed up in my urinary tract so I took anti-biotics for it). The anti-biotics didn't help my pain, discomfort, etc. I guess it cleared the infection, which is great, but I still HATE the way I feel every day.
My gastroenterologist also ran blood and urine samples, plus had me do another endoscopy, upper GI with small bowel, AND colonoscopy, plus took biopsies. All came back fine. Basically, he told me there was nothing physically (meaning visibly) wrong with me, and with all the pain and discomfort I'm in, that just made me want to cry. He told me he thinks I have IBS and especially with all the stress and anxiety I've been under lately (and I have been) it may be acting up. He started me on something called Amitza (sp?) to try and get my intestines pumping at a normal, steady pace, but it gave me AWFUL cramping and every five minutes dhiarrea/explosive dhiarrea, so he said to stop taking it twice a day like I had been, wait 3 days, then try again once a day. I did, and same thing. I'm on vacation with my family now, but I plan to call and ask him about it when I get back.
I've been taking Protonix (acid reflux med) for about 7 years now and the damage to my esophogus is cleared up, so it's obviously doing its job. I also take Belladonna (muscle/organ? cramping med) as needed. As for my anxiety and, apparently, depression, my psyciatrist has me on some anxiety pill and just started me on Prozac. I know nausea is a common side effect of pretty much every medicine out there, but I have been dealing with it for months now, before the anxiety and depressions meds, and Protonix and Bella never gave it to me. I also NEVER had bouts of constipation as long as I have recently before, nor have I experienced such severe nausea when I poop.
I have such a phobia of vomitting, especially in public, so I know that can't be helping my situation, but regardless, can anyone offer any insight? I can't go on feeling like this. I'm only 20 years old and I already feel like an old lady with all my perscriptions and I still don't feel ANY better. Help?