May 05, 2008
Hoping someone out there has some insite into my symptomes... I am 24 and for the past five months have been suffering from abdominal pain, dizzyness, nausea, and fatigue.
It started with extreme pain in my left kidney which I thought was kidney stones but turned out to be "nothing"when I had CT scan done. A month later I started to get extremely painful attacks in my gallbladder which happened 1-2 times a week usually around 10pm or later. These attacks are the most extreme cramps ive experienced to the point where I cant talk and it hurts a lot to breath - also there is a burning sensation in the area. Eating can bring on an attack but not usually until 2-3 hours after. Between attacks I have a constant dull pain/cramp feeling by my gallbladder and occasional pain which shoots across the abodomen to my kidney and/or down to my right ovary area. THe fatique and dizzyness is fairly constant and the day after an attack makes climbing a set of stairs a heroic journey.
Tests done include full abdomen ultrasound, ct on kidney area, x-rays on abdomen, numerous blood tests including ones for lung blood clot, diabetes, blood sugar. My doctor has me trying Zantac (used to treat ulcers)to see if that helps but so far Ive noticed no improvement. Doctor has requested to see a surgeon/specialist but this wont happen for 3 months. Really hoping to figure something out in the mean time as the pain/fatigue seems to be worsening and work is becoming a real chore!