Over the last 5 days I have been expereincing stomach cramps,nausea,headaches and constipation.
I went to the doctor three days ago where he told me that it was probably a stomach infection or virus.He gave me some Bacopan tablets,
I have been taking these tablets and they haven't helped at all.
I am only 19 so I know that it's probably nothing too serious but the stomach cramps and nausea haven't stopped.Also I have had constant headaches and have been more tired than usual and have been getting dark marks under my eyes.
I have cut out all dairy,fruit and fatty foods out of my diet as this is what the doctor told me to do and am mostly only eating vegetables at the moment.
I am 19 also and have the same symptoms! However, this has gone on longer than just 5 days. I went to my doctor and they said it was a virus..until I kept getting this "virus" almost every week for 3 weeks! Now they would like to refer me to a specialist because that have a feeling its "IBS" caused by stress but they dont want to miss anything (considering I had H.Pylori before- bacteria that causes ulcers). If this tends to last longer than 5 days I would definately contact your doctor.
You should ask your doctor about Carafate. You would take this about 30min prior to eating and it will coat your stomach so you dont have those awful stomach pains after eating. I hope this helps!
I'm am also 19, I have the EXACT SAME symptoms!!
I have been miserable for 7 days!!
Have either of you found out what was wrong?!?!
I've been tested for everything from mono to flu!
If anyone knows please let me know. Thanks
Thanks for writing to the forum!
Your symptoms could be due to Celiac Disease/Ulcerative Colitis/Irritable Bowel Syndrome. All these result in tender abdomen, loose stool or loose stools alternating with constipation, abdominal distention, cramps etc. Parasites in the gut like threadworm, tape worm, giardiasis etc can behave this way. Hence a stool test is a must.
I would strongly recommend you to see a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system). Maybe your physician can recommend someone.
A number of times a gastroenterologist is able to diagnose these conditions by clinical examination and detailed medical history. Blood tests to rule out anemia, stool test to look for white blood cells, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy etc are used to diagnose ulcerative colitis. Braium meal and follow through, endoscopy etc are done to rule out GERD, Crohn’s disease etc. Irritable bowel syndrome is diagnosed by elimination of other causes. Gluten is a complex protein present in four main grains---wheat, rye, barley and oats. If you have gluten intolerance, then you probably have celiac disease or Non Celiac gluten sensitivity. There are blood tests called celiac test to detect gluten intolerance.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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