- CASE FILE
Chronic vomiting and chronic abdominal pain and passing out for over four years.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I have a family history of Ollier Disease and hereditary migraines and 5 concussions within the last 10 years. In January 2015 I was prescribed nortriptyline for migraines. In March 2015 my whole family came down with the flu and I was hospitalized. The symptoms never subsided. In May 2015 I had my gall bladder removed. Ever since that surgery I have had two severe pains in my abdominal area. For several months I was diagnosed with gastroparesis and GERD. My primary care physician eventually had me switch specialists and I was diagnosed with Giant Paraesophageal Hernia. I had surgery in December of 2016 and was told I was only days away from the hernia being 100% volvulus. Following the surgery I was not supposed to be able to vomit, however, I still have a chronic vomiting problem. In January 2017 I was told by a bariatric surgeon to stop taking the nortriptyline because of anticholinergic properties. Since then I have had exploratory laparoscopic surgery with adhesions removed, physical therapy, and nerve deadening treatment. I still can't hold food down 10 to 20 minutes after I eat (eating very little.) I still have very severe pain in my abdomen. I have a hard time moving around and I pass out easily. I have lost 80 lbs in the last 4 years.