Evening all. Hope you don’t mind but I have a health question that is not lupus related but there is a wealth of knowledge on this site and hope someone may be able to help.
My Dad is 73 and for the last couple of years has had intermittent bouts of severe nausea to the point he feels he is going to pass out. He also has a gnawing pain in his upper stomach under rib cage (straight across, not on one side). His blood results are fine except for a low neutrophil count (goes between 0.9 and 1.5), he has had an endoscope and a CT scan with contrast dye both of which were clear and a raft of gut hormone blood tests which again are all clear. He is prone to indigestion even without food. He was due to go back to his consultant however she is on maternity leave and his appointment with a locum has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation.
He has a bit of a shopping list of meds for various things (including benign prostrate problem and low pressure headaches) however consultant says they have checked side effects and don’t think this could be causing the problem.
Over the last 3 days he has had constant severe nausea with no let up. He has had nothing to eat except a couple of slices of toast which made him feel worse. I would add he is very constipated and is taking Laxido powder but it doesn’t seem to be doing much.
These last 3 days are the worst he’s been for quite a while. We are both shielding at the moment and I’m scared that if I phone NHS24 they may ask him to go to A&E.
Does anyone have any ideas? Your thoughts would be much appreciated.