- CASE FILE
I've been to several doctors and none of the can tell me what's wrong with me
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
about 6 years ago i started to have mild lower stomach cramps that lasted about 3 weeks,the the cramps went away and then my upper
chest started to burn after eating so i would make myself throw up and it would go away so i went to the er and they said my gallbladder
was contracted but that was normal and sent me home.it happened again several times after eating so i would make myself throw up to
feel better.i go to the doctors and they did some blood work and said everything came back ok except my wbc was high mean while i have bad stomach cramps with a lot of stomach acid that i could feel in my throat.my doctor got me into a gastroenterologist and he did a colonoscopy
on me.after that i had diarrhea for like a month so i go back to see him to tell him about the diarrhea and he said to take some imodium
which i did and i developed a lump under my left ribs that hurts and constipation and very severe stomach cramps and when i asked him what was causing the pain he said he didnt know and wanted to send me to pain management.went back to my doctor and asked for a different gastroenterologist.after seeing the new gastro doctor he would try to tell me i had irritable bowel syndrome with out any testing.so by now im telling him i have a lump under my left ribs that hurts sometimes and he tells me i dont have a lump its just my ribs.by this time i've also
developed pain right under my breast bone like in the middle and when i say pain i mean it had me in tears for like hours at a time for like 2 months and i have to take like 5 or 6 stool softeners every night so i can poop and sometimes that poop comes with blood in it.after getting nowhere with the gastro doctor he sends me to a different gastro doctor.while im waiting to see him i decided to try something.i remembered my first dr said my wbc was high and that usually means infection so i took some cephalexin i had at home from a previous prescription which is an antibiotic.and it got rid of the pain in the middle of my chest right below my breast bone and never came back.
i finally get into see the new gastro dr who puts a scope down my throat and said i have a hiatal hernia and pancretitas.the pain i was having under my breast bone was from my pancreas which like i said the pain went away and never came back and i think it was the 2 antibiotics i took because after taking them my pain under my breast bone went away after a couple of hours,but according to the test i had scar tissue on my pancreas.mean whike the food i eat still cause me to have severe stomach cramps and left side pain.the new gastro dr tried a few meds because he said my pancreas wasnt producing enzymes.the meds he tried wasnt working so he pretty much gave up mean while im still having massive stomach cramps and pain on my left side where my lump is.now im becoming frustrated because of the pain and no answers so i go dr shopping again.so after about 6 months of all this pain i got a new dr of internal medicine who is a nice dr and i like pretty well and he's running tests on me.he draws blood from me and said everything came back normal except my wbc was high meanwhile im still in pain in my stomach and left side with constipation and still pooping blood.so he gets me in to see a different gastro dr who did a colonoscopy on me and found out the lump under my left ribs is an enlarged spleen and says i will see you in about a year.in the mean time i keep going back to my family dr for all my pain and constipation and now im seeing him also for lumps under my arms in my armpit that i have been getting for like the last 20 years that get real big and they hurt and for years they give me antibiotics for it which is why i had antibiotics that i mentioned earlier.in the past 6 years this has been going on i have lost around 80 pounds and i still keep losing weight and don't know why.im in pain 90% of a 7 day week and it affects my every day life and it's affecting the people in my house and has everyone scared.we are in the process of trying to adopt 2 kids which would make a total of 5 kids we have to take care of and with me being sick it's had to have a job when im in as much pain as im in.i mean there are days where im down for like a week at a time and my wife and i are struggling to keep all of our bills caught up.when i start hurting i can't eat anything and it usually will last for almost a week and then i start feeling better for a minute and it comes back and has been like this for 6 years.i have a job now but my boss is getting tired of me calling off all the time plus if i dont work i cant make money.im afraid to eat because it might cause moor pain that i dont want.i just really dont know whats wrong with me and neither does my dr and it seems to me their not interested in the fact that i have an enlarged spleen.i would really like to find out whats wrong with me because over the last 6 years i;ve been getting worse.