28, Male, 250 lbs, 5'8".
History. Diet and aerobic weight loss of 30 lbs over last 6 months, back is not 100%, intermittent insomnia. No significant allergies/conditions.
Went to doctor 3 weeks ago to address a lingering discomfort that presented as a tickle, itch, all the way up to a stabbing pain that would come and go in a split second. Had had discomfort in that area before, always attributed it to gas or some other digestive issue.
Had a weekend of multiple events with greasy/sugary/acidy food. Woke that monday feeling really horrid, generalized sick feeling. Next day awoke with back pain, which was much more pronounced on the right side. Thought kidney stones initially, urine test, no protein. *Doctor prescribed Ibuprofen.* I took it on occasion, but did not take it unless pain was bad.
Blood test ordered, all liver, panc, kidney function normal. *High White Blood Cell Count* Pain presented now in right side under ribs, with branching pain to center underneath sternum. Seemed to be associated with meals. Often food alleviated pain. (Was thinking ulcer) Often uncomfortable to sleep on right side.
Ultrasound ordered to rule out gallstones. No gallstones. *Slightly fatty liver, small polyp in GB.* HIDA ordered.
Intense heartburn presented. Doctor reccomended Prilosec OTC. She was still leaning toward gallbladder. Day after started taking Prilosec, pain was the worst it had been at that point. Note, to mitigate the pain, i was taking Ibruprofen. Realizing that if it was an ulcer, I stopped taking the Ibruprofen. Prilosec seemed to help after that.
Felt as if improving. Had HIDA done. Normal results. Day I got the results (before I got them, just to rule out my brain turning against me), started feeling worse. This weekend was rough, pain is nearly constant. Which brings us to today. Have a GI apt in 3 days.