I have suffered for over 15 years with stomach and digestive issues. I'm 27 years old and had a very nasty appendectomy when I was 13. For months prior I was vomitting everyday for more than 8 weeks.
Since then I have suffered with, what I am told is acid reflux. I have been on Lansoperazole for more than 12 years on and off and use aniseed peptac daily.
I have an under active thyroid and taken levothyroxine for more than 8 years but just recently have had my dosage lowered due to becoming over active!
I had an endoscopy in April 201and they discovered just dyspepsia and for me to continue with Lanz as required
But for the passed 8 months now, on and off, I have been experiencing terrible gnawing grumbling type pain in my upper abdomen. It wakes me up as if I am severely hungry but then the typical acid pain starts and I feel sick. Nothing is helping and I have a very healthy diet - been vegetarian since 14 and I dont smoke and rarely drink alcohol.
I have been referred back to the gastroenterologist but in the mean time my GP has stopped my lanz and replaced it with Ranitidine 150mg twice daily as well as Pantoprazole 40mg twice a day.
I have been having a very bland diet for the passed 3 weeks. Boiled veg, plain brown rice etc. I have stopped drinking milk and having any dairy. I've been a vegetarian for 15 years and I have never smoked. Yes I drink alcohol but on occasions and I havent in 3 weeks.
My GP thinks it is a duodenal ulcer this time but refuses to do a h.plyori test as I had an endoscopy 2 years ago and showed negative.
Things certainly can change in 2 years! And I know I'm not going to get better if the bacteria is the cause of the ulcer.
I'm at my wits end, I've suffered with acid reflux since I was 13 and im 28 now and know these symptoms are different.
Having anunderactive thyroid is a constant battle too, considering my medication is always different every 6 months, amongst being an endometriosis sufferer.
I wonder if this is gallbladder issues? But I had an ultrasound 6 months ago and found no issues.
Please any help is appreciated