I do not have a diagnosis yet due to Covid I've been forced to video appointments with my GI. I'm having a colonoscopy and endoscopy end of July for my symptoms.
My symptoms have been on going for about 9 months now. It first started with extreme burning in my stomach, lots of diarrhea, pain above belly button slightly to the right side. I was taking nexium recommended by my PC but it didn't help me and my GI told me to stop taking it but I still take it because I'm convinced my stomach is going to burn a hole through itself assuming I have an ulcer. Recently my symptoms have changed, I am having extreme squeezing pains in that area above my belly button to the right. It almost feels like a fist has ahold of my stomach, I picture a scene in a movie with a beating heart in a fist and the fist just squeezes it. Sometimes these pains wake me in a dead sleep, I get very nauseous and sometimes start vomiting. I was having a lot of diarrhea up until about a month ago. I went from going to the bathroom up to six times a day to a complete halt. I got so backed up I had to take laxatives. This constipation and pain has been a real issue lately to the point I can barely eat without feeling like I just sat and had three meals in one sitting. I cannot go to the bathroom without miralax help right now, and when I do go it's straight diarrhea and small amounts with large mucus clots. I don't feel like I'm fully emptying my bowels. I'm having what feels like pulsating feelings in my guts. Almost like a alien is living inside me...those feelings have migrated and are not found in one area. I've had them where my pain is above belly button and also lower left but not pelvic low. Still have a feeling of stomach eating itself daily. I have become so fatigued it's getting hard to get anything done around the house and even wake up in the morning. When I do wake up, I am pale with almost no color to my lips and I'm in a fog for hours. My GI suspects Crohn's.
Do any of these symptoms sound similar to anyone's experiences before diagnosis or even now?! I literally feel like my stomach is slowly killing me.
I took two pictures of what my bowel movements have looked like recently and these are two separate movements and a gist of how much I'm releasing at once. The darker areas are clumps of mucus. The color is usually on the yellow side when I wipe, and the smell has been hideous almost vomit acid smelling. I also haven't had a gallbladder in 17 years my PC ran a CT to make sure my ducts were okay before the whole covid showed up, so that's been checked.