Hi just wanted to right a bit about me and my Situation
Posted by fantasywriter24 , 17 January 2012 · 97 views
So hi. Im Madi and am 15 years old and the last 4 months has been like living in purgatory. In August of 2011, i was diagnosed with Hyperthyriodism/Graves Disease. Only a month later,i began to develop very painful stomach pain making me feel very sick. i missed countless numbers of school days and only after a trip to the hospital(in which i had a CT scan, and multiple other tests), did my pediatrician refer me to a GI Doc. After my first appointment,she believed i had ibs and acid reflux(which was being taken care of by the acid medication omephrazole that my pediatrician and prescribed). JUst to make sure though, she had me do a stool test, which had come back slightly elevated. After this time she gave me a list of things to cut out of my diet to help elevate symptoms and originally they did. NEvertheless, as a she decided it was best to have an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy done About two weeks before my colonoscopy and endoscopy(around christmas time) my symptoms began to take a turn for the worse. I began to have emense cramping and bloating/constipation periods followed by days of liquid diahrea. The pain was intense and i felt the worst i had ever felt in my life. I couldnt eat because all food would do was make me feel more sick. MY mom called my docter who said thet all they could do was have me try to wait it out untill the colonoscpy/endoscopy. You can imagine i wasnt too thrilled about that.Not to mention as time progressed i began to become more paranoid and anxious. I began to be afraid to be away from a bathroom for to long and refused to take the bus/get on a plane when i would be alone having to deal with my pain by myself. Finally the day of the tests came. All went well,except for the fact that apparently had a VERY spastic colon and it took her 15 minutes to get the tube in, adn everything looked great until they reached my stomach.Once their they noticed red lumps of iritated liningand took some biobsy samples to c what was causing it. About a week later the biopsys came back normal and they attributed the irritation to the Omephrazole(acid reflux meds) i was taking. they suspected thet it was causeing my stomach more harm than help and desided to start weaning me off of it. since that started my reflux has been slowly comping back, and my stomach is still killing me constantly and im not quite sure what to do. plus ive been having this pain in my right side under my ribs which they are begining to believe is caused by my gallbladder(tests to come for that). All of this on top of my school life and social life is causing me major stress. i am now afraid to be alone for a long period of time and also have begun to fear being away from a bathroom for to long. Its begining to mess with my sanity. MY dad who lives in a different state, hasnt got to see me as much because i refuse to get on a plane alone. im just afraid of having a major stomach attack in the air without haveing any help to calm me down or be there when im in pain. Im always anxious and afraid and im just plain sick of it.