Are you constipated at all?
I had a lady next to me while i was in hospital one time and she had very similar symptoms.....it turned out that she was severely constipated - even up into her stomach (hence she could only eat a few bites at a time and lost weight quickly)....they gave her some enaemas and laxatives.....and she started feeling much better....
I hope this helps xx
Please have a HIDA scan done to check for gallbladder function. Ultrasound will NOT tell you if you have a gallbladder problem. I just had my gallbladder removed 6 weeks ago. For several years I have not been well. CT scans and MRIs and ultrasounds said everything was "fine." HIDA scan showed my gallbladder ejection fraction to be 8%. When they took out my gallbladder, I immediately felt incredibly better. Also, pathology report showed my gallbladder was not only NOT WORKING, it had high-grade dysplasia and was on the way to cancer! I have since found out that many people die from gallbladder cancer because it is such a sneaky, quiet disease process. PLEASE, demand a HIDA scan!
Go to the hospital or a doctor that can do a Chest X-ray. Get everything figured out this could be just an inflmination of the liver.. it might even be a liver disease that they couldnt detect at an early stage. Are you losing your colour in your face,hands,feet,legs,etc? You might be lacking of a certian vitamin or protine. Maybe your liver is producing to much bile or not enough. At any rate its not something you should look online for cause you will find millions upon millions of mixed answers. Get that checked again. . .asap
Same things happened to me for YEARS. It turns out I have Hyperparathyroidism (HPTH) causing all of it...all of it.
These CHEAP blood tests will rule that out: Calcium level, PTH (parathyroid hormone) level, and Vitamin D.
If it is HPTH calcium will be slightly high, PTH will be high, and Vit. D will be low. HPTH causes pain in gut, kidneys, bones, muscles, and depression. They nickname it: Bones, Stones, Groans, and Psychic overtones...cute little jingle for a horrible condition to have.
HPTH causes hypercalcimia, which causes Alot of symptoms, I lost 75 pounds in 10 weeks time, my hair was falling out, and I could hardly take care of my self, puking at any food smell....I had to smoke pot just to keep from dying from malnutrition, even then I was only able to eat like a rabbit, raw carrots and such. Yea, and they said it was all in my head, caused by depression and such...BS.
Go to parathyroid.com and read about it. Go to Wrongdiagnosis.com for a full list of symptoms.
I have been told there is nothing wrong with me for YEARS because they NEVER checked my PTH level.
Take your waking temperature every morning for a week. IF it is below 96.3 you might have a parathyroid adenoma, or a thyroid condition screwing your entire body up. It is benign but can wreak havoc on your mind and body, in every function.
My body temperature has always been very low, so thank you for mentioning that, I will have it checked. My mother also had to have thyroid surgery ten years ago for that condition. I am not constipated. I will ask them to a HIDA scan. When I went to the ER the doc said it seemed like a gall badder problem, but only the ultrasound was performed. Thank you all for your responses. I will update with results as soon as I have a chance to go back to the hospital... the children's father works a very abnormal and demanding schedule, so often I am left to either go to the ER with a baby and a 4 year old or just wait till he's home.
The ER will not waste their time on you....trust me, if you're not bleeding, broken, or strokin, avoid that place like the plague.
My best advice is this: Go to a 24 hour outpatient clinic, if they arent open 24/7, take the babies with you and just do it. Austin must have plenty of them!
I would do this if I were in your shoes: Take at least three days worth of temperature readings: Hand write it in a journal, record waking temp, before you even roll out of bed; I also included my temperature readings during various times of the day, and as related to symptoms such as sweating or hot flashes...even while feeling like I was burning up, by body temp was low....96- 97 ...and sometimes it was 99 when I felt cold.
Make another list of symptoms that you have been suffering from over the past year or so, then draw three vertical lines, making columns for the date and a check mark. For the three days you are monitoring your temps...check off which symptoms you are also having that day.
Take both these lists in to an outpatient emergency clinic, and tell them abdominal ultrasound showed nothing specific and you have been researching your symptoms and feel you may have a Para-Thyroid problem or a Thyroid problem since thyroid regulates metabolism, and you have evidence of metabolism problems as you present your low temp journal. Ask them if they would be so kind as to run a thyroid panel and check PTH, Calcium and Vit. D.
This is only a blood test and you will be out of there in a jiffy and know within a couple of days which kind of specialist you need to see.(saving you time and money prior to doing expensive test that may be unnessary)
...make sure to get a copy of the blood work results, don't take their word that all is "normal" --normal is subjective when it comes to thyroid and parathyroid issues and not to be interpreted by a general physician or a lab!! This visit and tests should not run you more than 200.00, is my best guess.
The clinic will refer you to a specialist if anything does come back abnormal, so I would start there, even better, find you a GOOD primary care doctor, thats what you really need for a diagnosis. 75% of cases are diagnosed AFTER a patient switches doctors and they get the right tests!
Good luck Monica,
Been there, done all that.....your organs, bones, and neuro-muscular systems will not function properly with HIGH Calcium......It also causes abdominal spasms., heartburn, constant burping, and bloating..I have them all the time! I had no idea what was causing my severe upper abdominal pain for years and tons of money and tests were thrown at it until I had to ASK for the PTH test.....5 years of lost work due to it, lost my credit, lost my house, nearly lost my family too, dont let that happen to you.
My spasms feel like I am having a heart attack and is SEVERE pain. When you are having severe pain, press into the area as it is happening....I am a massage therapist....Here is how to do NMT (nuero-muscular therapy) press hard with hand flat and fingers straight out, into the area of most pain.....and hold for 2-3 minutes or less if it starts to soften, I feel the muscle "flip" and release, then soften.....this will stimulate blood and oxygen...delivering calcium to the muscles and cause it to release...you should feel the muscle soften as the pain releases its grip....if this is the kind of pain you are having it is due to nerve problems (calcium or thyroid)
.....They did so many tests on me for that pain it is ridiculous, even admitted me for a heart work up after all the abdominal scans came up clean! Dont let them keep doing all these unnecessary tests first.- It will bankrupt you and keep you SICK as a dog, making you think its all in your head, and then tell you that you are perfectly fine after all those test, and then tell you to see a psychiatrist!!