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I have been sick about 3 years and no one knows why. [...]

Posted by @sunflower012 in Digestive Health, Nov 25, 2013

I have been sick about 3 years and no one knows why. Currently, I'm dealing with daily nausea and weakness and I'm bedridden. I always feel like I'm getting the flu, but I never do. I take Citrucel, colace, Mirilax and Prevacid. I've tried Zofran, Meclizine and Phenergan, but the usually don't help. Nothing over the counter helps either. Usually defacation alleviates nausea, but it comes right back fairly quick. When I feel the most sick, my blood pressure and body temp drops significantly, but never to 'dangerous' levels. All my blood work is normal. I have either diarrhea or constipation, but nothing in between. I have nearly daily migraines I found out I have celiac last Jan and hoped going gluten free would fix it, but the nausea has actually gotten worse. I keep hoping I'll just get the full blown flu and then at least I'd be over it. My GI doc, internist, OBGYN, neurologist and family practice doc know what the problem is. When they can't figure it out they always go back to saying it's psychiatric . As soon as they reach a roadblock they just tell me to cope with it or go see one of my other docs. It feels like they don't want to admit that they can't figure it out. I'm starting to hate doctors and I've been unspeakably depressed as a result of all this. I've had moments that I wished I wouldn't wake up in the morning. I am on antidepressants and my shrink says I'm stable with that. I've been on them for decades so wy would I suddenly develop side effects. I want to emphasize that I am NOT suicidal and would never do that for several personal reasons (religion, family). I am at the end of my rope. Everything seems hopeless and I'm only 43. I'd love any thoughts regarding this. Thx!

Tags: nausea, celiac disease, Gluten Free


Posted by @elizabethrice, Dec 10, 2013

Thanks for your post. I'm sorry to hear about your ongoing illness. We are unable to provide specific medical diagnoses over the internet, but if you are interested in being seen at Mayo Clinic, you can request an appointment online in the gray navigation bar above.


Posted by @olboy1140, Apr 27, 2014

to diagnose you with psych problems in view of all your physical problems is a gross cope out by the docs i believe they really have no idea what the prob is so they right it off to menatl inbalance .dont give uo keep trying do whatever it takes to get real help .god bless

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