View Full Version : Stomach Issues

03-16-2014, 11:38 PM
Hello all I'm just wondering if anyone has had stomach issues. I have lupus and many other things that go along with it. But over the years I have had many stomach issues. About 2 years ago I spent 4 months unable to eat anything with out throwing up. I have countless test and dropped 50 pounds. I am on the heavier side so too doctor it wasnt that big of a deal. Well after an upper GI they said my stomach was inflamed. But every doctor I saw said something different about it some said it was lupus related one said it wasnt so I had no clue. They pretty much told me to just take antacids. Those didnt work. I was able to create a diet of bland foods that I was able to eat without being sick. They throwing up stopped but the constant nausea never really did.

Fast forward to now and I am able to eat normally. But I had my sister take me to the er the other day because the lower right side of my stomach was killing me. They ran a bunch of test and found nothing. So they sent me home to follow up with my doctor. I have been miserable for the last 5 days. Im in almost constant pain and I cant walk for more then 10 minutes without being in agony. I see my doctor tomorrow but I was wondering if anyone else has stomach issues.

My symptoms now are pain in my lower right side. I have been a little nauseous but not to bad. And I cant walk for long because the pain gets really bad. I have pretty much been in bed for 5 days. I have missed 3 days of work and im on the verge of a mental breakdown. Im tired of doctors and test. Im only 26.

Any advice or information would be great.

03-17-2014, 05:43 AM
Speaking from the experience of our family my mom who dealt with cycles of vomiting and finally ended up on a liquid diet, I would suggest seeking a diagnosis from a teaching hospital if you haven't already. She finally sought treatment at KCU in Kansas City and got a definite diagnosis from the gastroenterologist there. She was able to have a plan of action, medication to take to try to relieve the nausea and to shorten the length of the vomiting episodes (she would sometimes vomit for 15 hours). It stopped the cycle of going to the local hospital, sitting in the waiting room for hours, having every test they could think of, and finally being given IV Meds to stop the nausea. She had gastroparesis caused by Vagus nerve damage from undiagnosed diabetes. My mom passed last September from unrelated pancreatic cancer, but she suffered for years at the hands of well-meaning but clueless doctors when she could have had her answer. I'm sure there are others who have experiences to share. This was ours. May you find an answer quickly. Best wishes

03-17-2014, 10:19 AM
I think you should definitely see a gastroenterologist. I had something of the same problem years ago. I had to taken medicine that cleared out my entire system, then had to spend a month on a clear liquid diet. Also ask to have your gall bladder checked. But definitely. See the gastro guy.

Hugs and good thoughts

03-17-2014, 12:03 PM
I agree with Nanaeagle, teaching hospitals are good at figuring out what's going on when others haven't. They have the latest technology and are associated with the best universities.

03-19-2014, 03:27 PM
If it was me, and that right side pain is excalating, I would get to an emergency room to check the appendix! It is nothing to play with! Roger

03-23-2014, 04:13 AM
have you checked for celiacs disease. also gallstones which are both common things that a lot of us have had also irritable bowel. is something also to look at my daughter does what you do all the time and seeing a gastro specialist is certainly best option. hope you feel better soon.