Put simply I have been feeling ill since late Oct/early Nov. Came on while I was drinking beer (excessively I would add) watching baseball playoffs. I had two big nights. One where I drank 7-8 beers. Within a short period (days) I suddenly had pain on my mid, right side. Under the rib cage and the side. Things kind of took off from there with a very bad stomach/abdomen (no specific -- pain laterally across/right below the rib cage), down the right side + in the center, both above and below the belly button, sporadic headaches, constipation, gas, a very bad taste in my mouth in the mornings when you wake up, ongoing congestion, itchy legs, etc. Had blood tested, endoscopy done, CT-enterography done, etc. Post CT enterography: a slight haital hernia, a touch of GERD and IBS, a slight/small liver hemangioma, etc. I asked by my GP and my GI doctor's thoughts: they said stress/anxiety. Today, now we are in Dec and I still have a bad stomach (can get very bad), very itchy legs, congestion/bad taste in the mouth, etc. Here's the question? a.) Do I ask for more tests. I asked about my liver and pancreas, and comment back was as of now you are fine. b.) Outside of bland food and exercise, how should I manage these symptoms? Am also seeing a psych who also believes it's anxiety.
Hi, was LFT normal? as all your tests are normal your symptoms could be due to anxiety. Sometimes they could be due to chronic appendicitis, which may not be picked up by imaging studies or also due to chronic intestinal infection. Have a stool culture and sensitivity done and see if any infective etiology can be picked out. If these are negative, then motility disorders like IBS can be considered. Regards.
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