You don't have a disease. Please stop going to going to visit west doctor. I highly recommend you to visit Ayurvedic doctor which has complete different perspective towards west science. You are just not having perfectly suitable life style to support your health.
You might not eating good healthy food and low exercise. Just to demonstrate a picture how Ayurveda can help you I am going to tell you my story:
I was also experiencing extreme pain in my stomach, horrible gastric, stomach tumble, etc. To express in details it was like heat from inside causing to dry mouth and heat on my tongue for long time. Extreme pain in the stomach area feeling like having a fire inside of me. I experienced whole my body become literally red. I couldn't really find any answer from west science to solve this disorder until I came to India and got introduced to Ayurveda. Ayurveda is an ancient indian science which has very different perspective towards west.
Based on Ayurveda every person has a different constitution, Wind, fire and earth. If we like to have a healthy life style we have to keep the all 3 elements balanced in our body. When we have the 3 elements balanced we feel happy and joyful. This science is very simple but has a depth in understanding nature out and in.
I am Pitta person, meaning my fire is overtaking on the other two elements thats I was feeling so much heat and dry mouth. I should cool myself with cold nature food to keep the balance and harmony.
Zucchini, cabbage, white rice, Broccoli, Potato, Coriander (seeds and herb) , Cocao, Coffee, Okra, Banna, Apple, mango, Coconut, Pomegranate etc. are having cooling effect on the body and should be consumed by Pitta (Fire) people.
I should take very little or highly avoid following foods having fire element in summer time:
Tomato (oh I god i love them), dried fruits and nuts, garlic, onion, Spinach, Spirulina, or any food that has a lot of Iron in it. Highly avoid sour and salty food in summer.
The main basic is to recognise which food is good for Pitta person is by its taste. Any food that is sweet, Astringent and bitter is good for cooling the pitta people.
If you like to figure out exactly which elements are dominant in your body, please take online test to determine yours:
Please read below article of conscious food combining to avoid indigestion which causes gas in intestine:
If you like to change your perspective towards health and life in general I highly recommend you to read few books on this topic written by Vasant Lad and David Frawley. “Ayurveda: The Science of Self-healing : a Practical Guide” is one of the most popular books.
Wow so many with similar symptoms from so many people, now after 2 endoscopes and a colonoscopy down to monitoring my blood count in case of bone marrow or blood cancer. I am wondering about a Mri on my brain as it is the only organ not scanned that can still cause nausea, weight loss and a change in vision. I have had hernias that have disappeared, polyps removed and an ulcer like lesion removed (which sounds like hyperbole). Too many things to be ibs but not enough symptoms yet to be anything else.
Any other ideas
i'm a 26 year old male and have had major stomach issues the past 4 years now.
My symptoms are:
1. It starts off with my tummy feeling delicate/senstive.
2. 2 days later a constanct dull ache sets it. I feel bloated, my tummt makes achey noises and sometimes a burning acid comes up my throat. I find relief sometimes when exercising because when my heartbeat rises, i don't feel it. I also get a mild sicky feeling.
3. Most times, this goes away after 5 days, but, once a year, stage 2 i mentioned turns into full on sickness, its so bad i cant even keep food or water down for several days. My symtoms are related to s tummy bug/poisoning, and yet it happens once a year.
Ive been to the doctor, had an ultrasound, and all have said IBS, acidy tummy, whats wrong with me? Im sick of it.
First off, I'm so glad you got a diagnosis so quickly. That's awesome! Many of us are still waiting. I'm really glad you had some time off to heal over the holidays. I've heard of stress and NSAID use being aggravating factors but...WOW! That's huge. Have you thought of maybe taking a medical leave for a while and then going back part-time until you can get a handle on how much you can handle? If you are one of those Type "A" personalities who are all-or-nothing 24/7, it might be difficult to find something where you won't stress yourself to distraction. If I find anything in my research, I'll let you know.
If you have a chance, see if you can find a yahoo! group dedicated to gastritis. These groups are very specialized. I did a quick search but didn't find anything. You would have to check them out to see which one(s) you wanted to join. A group dedicated to one area of health is going to be helpful. I belong to yahoo! groups for pancreatitis, sphincter of oddi and undiagnosed health issues. You can search yahoo! groups for "sphincter" to find these groups. Both Michele and Maddi's groups might have something there that would help you.
Good luck and Godspeed!
So, just it's been a while and I forgot about this thread so I thought i'd come back and post. My biopsy came back as positive for an inflammation of the stomach lining ie. Gastritis, but for an unknown cause. I took almost 3 weeks off work over the holidays and my issues seemed to heal after the first week. By the end of my vacation I felt completely cured and within the first week back at work, all my symptoms have come back in full force. My doctor has now concluded stress as being a major factor. Is this actually possible? That it could cause gastritis this bad? He seems to think I've caused the gastritis by my intake of NSAIDs, which I agree with, and now my job stress is causing my stomach to not heal. So I guess my next step is get a new job, anyone else experienced such chronic gastritis simply from stress?
How did your appointment go today?
Hang in there!
I have no idea as to my next steps. I have a doctors appt. tomorrow with my GP so I'm going to ask him what I should do next. As for your questions Sam, I've just had blood work done, actually all my tests are very similar to boobybabs. I had all the same done and they all came back negative, when they did my ultrasound they did everything. They scanned basically from my chest down to my groin, including my prostate.
After my endoscopy came back clear I decided to stop taking my Nexium (40g) just as a test, I'd never really had the heartburn before. After stopping my stomach ache was greatly reduced. It still bothers me but no where near the pain i had before. I've been off for about a week and the only thing I've noticed is extreme bloating after I eat, so to curb that I take Beano, the food enzyme, and that works like a charm. but just recently I started getting actual heartburn, about a week after going off the nexium. I find it kinda weird because I never had heartburn to begin with but, so far the heartburn is more manageable then the gnawing stomach ache that seemed to come with the Nexium.
So whatever comes next I have no idea, I'll keep updating for everyone and in case anyone stumbles across this in the future with the same symptoms.
Hello......I was recently diagnosed with acid reflux......For the previous 4-5 months, I had a dull stomach ache, or a stomach gnawing almost everyday.... - I had no idea what was wrong with me,,,,and I almost began to believe that I was crazy.....I was given bloodwork testing for heart, thyroid, cholesterol, liver, diabetes....and Pylori bacteria (cause of ulcers)....all tests came back okay.....most recently had a Upper GI done and acid reflux was confirmed....went on Zantac 150 for 8 weeks - two pills a day.....and actually began to feel normal again....although since this all started, I have modified my diet significantly. Just went off the pills recently for about 3 weeks.....now I am experiencing actual heartburn symptoms...burning behind breastbone and mild upset stomach.....I did not want to be taking two 150's a day,,,,so I have begun taking 75's one a day to see how that works......just wanted to let you know that acid reflux symptoms are different for everyone, and stomach problems can be acid reflux related......I have been keeping a diary for the last couple of months....listing everything that I eat and drink and any symptoms that I may have......something that you may want to consider....have you considered that you may have a food allergy or intolerance.....celiac? I began to research celiac and other food allergies and intolerances when I began having stomach issues....you should check these out online...they have an elimination diet that you can do at home.....you are allowed very specific foods and then introduce new foods slowly, so that you can see if they cause any adverse reactions - worth checking out...good luck.
How are you doing?
All the best,
I'm glad the upper endoscopy didn't show anything serious. It's horrible to be undiagnosed. You start to wonder if it's all in your head. Especially if there are no objective findings. So what's next for you? A HIDA Scan would let you know if your gallbladder if functioning properly. How often do you have your blood checked? Are they thinking it's IBS? When they did the ultrasound, did they do abdominal or pelvic?
Good luck and feel free to write if you want to vent. I usually check in a couple of times a week.
All the best,
Hey Banned1 thanks for the link that is a great resource.
Just as an update, I went in for an endoscopy, everything clear. No ulcers or inflammation.
Yet the pain continues as does the mystery. Very frustration and confusing.
There is so much that can be wrong so it makes sense to worry about any diagnosis. If it is an ulcer, they'll see it during an upper endoscopy. It's kind of scary, though. You seem like an intelligent person so you'll know what's right for you.
I'm sure you're doing your own research, too, since you're on this site looking for answers. There is a fantastic resource that I've found very helpful called "The First Principles of Gastroenterology": http://gastroresource.com/GITextbook/en/Default.htm.
I've also found it really helpful to keep a journal or a blog and your welcome to read mine if you want. It's a great way to review your situation objectively and identify patterns in your symptoms, medications and pain level. Hindsight is 20/20 and keeping a log might help you look at things more objectively.
It's really difficult to deal with pain especially when it's recurring. And believe me, you're not alone! Try to stay positive and reach out for support. Talk to your Doctor, your family and/or friends, co-workers, church or social service volunteers or anyone you feel safe with. Take care of yourself. Good luck and Godspeed.
When you do find answers, I'd love to hear what the root cause is and how you got rid of your pain. It gives people on this site hope to hear about successes.
All the best,
Hi Banned1, not really any problems moving around, but being on my feet for a length of time will cause the ache to get worse, and the bloating also feel uncomfortable while standing, but I can move around fine.
I'm one of those people who worries about a diagnosis if there is no evidence to back it up. Not that I don't trust doctors or anything, I guess it's just in my own mind. I would like to get an endoscopy done but sometimes I think maybe I should just trust the doc's opinion that it's an ulcer and ride it out, which is why I posted on here asking if this could still be an ulcer.
Thanks for all the advice.
Hey again, Seamore555. Were you having problems moving around at all or was it strictly stomach stuff?
Thats interesting Jim, my gf has a problem with reoccurring yeast infections. Did you have any symptoms besides the GI?
I don't really think I have any symptoms but I would be willing to give anything a try at this point.
Thanks for the tip. I'll raise it during my next doctor's visit.
All the best!
I had/have all the same symptoms. I was treated recently woth Diflucan taken orally for a yeast infection in my skin (groin, rectal, between toes and behind knees). When I took this drug, all of my GI problems cleared up 100%. When the yeast infection returned 6 weeks later, all my GI problems returned. When I treated with Diflucan, it all went away, and vice versa.
I wonder if you have yeast infections, at least that you know of?
They sometimes do a test called an upper endoscopy to figure out if you actually have an ulcer. I've had it done and it's not too bad. This is what I experienced: Mine was done in the hospital and they sprayed my throat with this disgustingly noxious chemical to freeze it. They then give me a kind of twilight sedation. Once that's done, they inserted a scope into my throat and fed a camera through the tube. They had a look around, took some pictures and took a sample for biopsy and that was it. It was day surgery for me and it was honestly no big deal. The spray was the worst of it. Please don't confuse this with ERCP which is MUCH different even though it's the same basic principle. I've had ERCP twice, too, and it was BRUTAL both times.
If you really want to know what's going on inside because you can't live with your current symptoms, you may want to talk to your doc about this.
I wish you excellent health and every happiness! Good luck and Godspeed!
HEY! my name is stacy and i know what you are feeling because i get it too, mine also comes and goes as it pleases grrr i hate it. i have felt this way for sooo long and i been to the doc's too. they did the blood work, ultrasound on my whole abdomen, and i finally went to a gastrointerologist and they finally decided it possibly be a small ulcer, i do not have any blood in my stool though, and i do not vomit blood much less vomit at all. i do feel nausous ALL the time, and i also feel better when i eat. so i guess i need help too being that i always get my hopes up on the few days i feel better but it always comes back and i dont get it!