I've been sick for about 2 months now. It started out with constipation, lower left side abdominal pain & discomfort (slightly below my belly button, so maybe descending colon?), weakness/fatigue, irritability. I was not hungry & when I did eat I felt nauseated and the pain in my abdomen would get worse. After 2 weeks with no poo I went to a MD. He didn't know what was wrong, and gave me lactulose, did a TSH (thyriod stimulating hormone) & pregnancy test. My TSH was normal & I'm not pregnant (Hooray!). The lactulose made my constipation go away, but that's about it. I could eat a bit more, but still didn't have much of an appetite & usually felt nauseous after eating.
I started going to a ND about a week ago. She is stumped as well. She gave me ginger, B vitamin, and gi-encap (combo of plantain, licorice, slippery elm & marshmallow). I got another pregnancy test and bladder infection test...both happily negative.
I sort of feel like I'm improving a bit. I have been feeling a bit better lately. I'm not as easily fatigued. I now have a small appetite. I'm only eating one or two small "meals" a day & still getting nauseous when I eat. I feel really bad if I eat a normal full meal. I haven't had any more problems with the constipation, but today I've had diarrhea...which hadn't come up at all, until today. The pain & discomfort in my lower left abdomen is still there, but hurts less often. However, I'm now having some mild kidney area pain & lower left back pain with my abdominal pain....so my whole left side there kinda joins together in a nausea/pain/discomfort fest. Which reminds me, my left hand/arm are weaker than usual, as well. I have had the kidney(?) pain with frequent, and sometimes quite urgent, urination for about a month now. I usually drink lots of water, but lately I haven't been thirsty & have to constantly remind myself to drink water. Also, my submandibular lymph nodes (the ones right under the jaw bone) are swollen (more so on the left), and I have had a mild sore throat for weeks.
I hadn't had any problems with my period, vomiting, diarrhea (till today), rashes, or anything else I haven't mentioned.
I'm getting some more blood tests done this week, so maybe that will uncover something. In the mean time, any ideas?
for 2 years ive had bouts of horrible constipation. about 7 months ago i woke up and had never felt so weak. after putting my sons shoes on for church i had to lay down and rest cause it wiped me out. the fatigue continued off and on for awhile. i developed pain in my intestinal and colon area and at times felt severly bloated. i had back pains. the the paint started shooting into the frontal lobes of my hip bone and then going around to the back. later the pain moved up into my abdomen and under my rib cages, especially on the left. in 2 months i lost 20 lbs. i tried to force feed my self to gain weight but it made me feel so sick to eat. after over 4 months of doctor visits they finally sent me for a colonscopy. it turned out normal. a month later almost all the pain is gone and im back to my normal weight and i couldnt be anymore regular. my suggestion is to just go ahead and get the big tests done and end the worrying.
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