I was diagnosed with Behcets in 1997 after having ulcers every few months.. they gave me colchicine for a few years and everything seemed mostly under control for a long time. I had another flare up in 2007, but other than that, from time to time I'd feel a little nausea and fatigue, but it would never last long.
Now though, I'm at a stressful job living away from home and have been unhappy with where my life is at for a while.... I'm curious if the stress might bring on other Behcets symptoms. One doctor told me that it was impossible that what I'm experiencing is my Behcets because it will always show itself in the first form that it had originally come in- ulcers. But my sister, years after she was diagnosed, started showing new symptoms and her doctor had told us that Behcets takes the form of many different things so he wasn't surprised when things got a little confusing for them.
For about 8 months now, I get sick after eating. At first I tried to track which foods made me sick, but it was so random that I just never know what's going to make me nauseas. I feel extremely tired all the time and I've always had a problem with possible IBS. My gastroenterologist has tested me for many things that have turned out normal... I don't have stomach ulcers, Celiac Disease, a paralyzed stomach, and my gallbladder is fine. It's getting frustrating because now I feel like he's starting to give up on diagnosing me and is just giving me pills for acid reflux and nausea and hoping it'll help.
Does anyone think that the environment I'm in might be causing it? My friend was thinking maybe my body's been in fight or flight mode for so long since I've had a rough few years that perhaps my body is responding. My family's wondering if the stress in my life has been triggering my Behcets... I've tried changing my diet and it hasn't helped much. I throw up at random times either after eating or just when I wake up some mornings. I've lost about 10 lbs from barely eating since I'm nauseas so often and don't have much of an appetite. Or I just worry about getting sick.
It's becoming extremely frustrating and I don't know what else to do. I've also had back aches and headaches. Does anyone have any suggestions?? I go a few days usually feeling okay, so then I worry that this has all been in my head, but then I get sick again and can't explain what's causing it. I'm wondering if it's just my Behcets flaring up for longer than usual.