Usually I would not do this, ask for medical advice on this blog, but I am at a loss. I have had a stomach problem and it is getting more frequent, and it is starting to make my life miserable, and keeping me from working. I am doing this in hope that maybe one of you blog readers have experience this, or know someone who has. Me and the doctors here are baffled, they have never seen this before, so it has to be some kind of “Gringo” thing, or illness. I posted this below on Facebook for my friends, so I thought why not post on blog, because if I am dead or dying I can’t write bog. Or if you know a doctor in the USA, ask them what they think of this, Thanks.
“Ok, I got a medical problem, and I have been to the doctor 3 times, and they keep giving me acid pills and magnesium and stuff like that and nothing is working. I had another attack today and one on Tuesday, so I have missed work this week. This all started in Playa del Carmen about 3 or 4 years ago when I had my first attack. They used to come once or twice a year, then once every two or three months, and now much more frequently.
Here are my symptoms, I wake up either at night, or in the morning with bad heartburn and indigestion, (does not matter what food I ate or when I have come to realize, it even happens on an empty stomach), and then I start dry heaving, and then vomit up clear or a white liquid, no food, or food particles, or anything with color. I then get nausea and have to lay down in bed, and can barely move. My right arm gets numb, I start to sweat, and I can just lay in bed. I dry heave and vomit up just small amounts of clear liquid like I said. I mean it knocks me out for almost exactly 8 hours like it did today. It started at around 9 am and lasted until exactly 7pm, and this happens every time, and then after 8 hours and dry heaving all day, I then feel all right. I cannot figure out what this is, I have cut out almost everything and nothing works. I don’t drink alcohol, no coffee, no spicy foods, and no late night eating, and nothing is working.
So I am at a loss, and if there are any doctors or nurses out there who could have an idea what this is let me know. I don’t know if I am allergic or something, I don’t think it is fatal, and I never vomit up blood or even food, so no ulcer or bleeding in my stomach, so doctors can’t figure it out.
So anybody got any ideas, I will listen to any thoughts or ideas you may have. Or if you have ever heard of this, or knew somebody else that has experience this please let me know, I am at my wit’s end, and help would be appreciated. Thanks
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South carolina