I got a Medical Problem, and Need advice

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

5 thoughts on “I got a Medical Problem, and Need advice

  1. taoofnow says:

    the good news is you have a consistency of symptoms, and the reactive episode has a start and end as the body flushes out perhaps a toxin?

    Most researchers would examine first your environment, then what you ear and drink, looking for a clue.

    what has your life have in common this past tear? The place you live in Ka..something or other, thats the one consistent place but what else. you tend to eat at the same places and the same food. Keep a dairy of your daily conssumption, when and what. and where, is there any toxic gases or smells or chemicals at the Ka? paint,

    Your food? by keeping a dairy you might identify triggers, your environment might have triggers. only keeping a dairy can help you identify triggers.. Good luck stewart. sounds awful… sounds like a toxin or a parasite or a bacteria.

  2. Linda Durst says:

    Everyday Health » Gallbladder » Symptoms
    Symptoms of Gallbladder Problems
    By Diana RodriguezMedically Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD
    The gallbladder isn’t an organ that gets a lot of attention — unless it’s causing you pain.

    The gallbladder is a little sac that stores bile from the liver, and it’s found just beneath your liver.

    The gallbladder releases bile, via the cystic duct, into the small intestine to help break down the foods you eat — particularly fatty foods.

    Typically the gallbladder doesn’t cause too many problems or much concern, but if something slows or blocks the flow of bile from the gallbladder, a number of problems can result.

    What Can Go Wrong

    Some common gallbladder problems include:

    Gallstones (cholelithiasis): This is the name of the condition when small stones, or sometimes larger ones, develop inside the gallbladder.

    Gallstones may cause pain known as biliary colic (see below), but about 90 percent of people with gallstones will have no symptoms.

    Most symptomatic gallstones have been present for a number of years.

    For unknown reasons, if you have gallstones for more than 10 years, they are less likely to cause symptoms.

    Biliary colic: This is the term often used for the severe episodes of pain that can be caused by gallstone blockage of the cystic duct.

    The gallbladder contracts vigorously against the blockage, causing spasmodic (or sometimes constant) severe pain.

    Biliary colic episodes usually last only an hour or two. They may recur infrequently, often years apart.

    Inflamed gallbladder (cholecystitis): Inflammation of the gallbladder can be caused by gallstones, excessive alcohol use, infections, or even tumors that cause bile buildup.

    But the most common cause of cholecystitis is gallstones.

    The body can react to the gallstone irritation by causing the gallbladder walls to become swollen and painful.

    The episodes of inflammation can last for several hours, or even a few days. Fever is not unusual.

    About 20 percent of the time, the sluggish, inflamed gallbladder is invaded by intestinal bacteria, and becomes infected.

    Occasionally, the gallbladder actually ruptures, which is a surgical emergency.

    Suspected episodes of cholecystitis always require medical attention, particularly if fever is present.

    Dysfunctional gallbladder or chronic gallbladder disease: Here, the gallbladder may become rigid and scarred from gallstones and repeated episodes of inflammation.

    Symptoms are more constant, but tend to be vague, including abdominal fullness, indigestion, and increased gas.

    Chronic diarrhea is a common symptom, usually occurring after meals, and up to 10 times per day.

    Common Gallbladder Symptoms

    Specific symptoms may vary based on what type of gallbladder condition you have, although many symptoms are common among the different types of gallbladder problems.

    But most gallbladder symptoms start with pain in the upper abdominal area, either in the upper right or middle.

    Below are common symptoms of gallbladder conditions:

    Severe abdominal pain
    Pain that may extend beneath the right shoulder blade or to the back
    Pain that worsens after eating a meal, particularly fatty or greasy foods
    Pain that feels dull, sharp, or crampy
    Pain that increases when you breathe in deeply
    Chest pain (angina)
    Heartburn, indigestion, and excessive gas
    A feeling of fullness in the abdomen
    Vomiting, nausea, fever
    Shaking with chills
    Tenderness in the abdomen, particularly the right upper quadrant
    Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
    Stools of an unusual color (often lighter, like clay)

    Some gallbladder problems, like simple gallstones that are not blocking the cystic duct, often cause no symptoms at all.

    They’re most often discovered during an X-ray or CT scan that’s performed to diagnose a different condition, or even during an abdominal surgery.

    If you spot any symptoms of gallbladder trouble, head to your doctor for a diagnosis and prompt treatment to get your digestive tract running smoothly again.

  3. John Begovich says:

    Hey Stewart,
    I had similar symptoms but not quite so severe as yours. I tried restricting foods, the time I’ve eaten food, to narrow down the possibilities, nothing worked. But when I quit taking my multivitamin , a daily routine before work , it stopped after a short period of time. I couldn’t absorb the iron. I’m not a doctor, but I hope it something this simple.
    Michigan John

  4. Heather Beal says:

    Similar symptoms until one day I felt like I was having contractions. Lol. I thought I’m dying. Went to ER had emergency surgery to remove gall bladder. All fine and better after that. 10 years ago and never another related problem. Can you see a DR in Chetumal maybe with more experience with this sort of thing where they can do some testing? So sorry you are having such discomfort.

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