My wonderful doctor said that 2 of my symptoms have nothing to do with the other symptom, which may or may not be due to an unidentified illness which I may or may not have; but here's a prescription for one of the symptoms. And the best part? It's only $70.00 for a month's supply! (I sweet-talked my favorite pharmacist into giving me a free trial sample [which he sweet-talked my doctor out of] to see if it would even help before I paid for the full prescription though).
So the symptom I was medicated for was excess acid production. He prescribed a really strong antacid, and told me that it would stop the pain when I ate. He was right about that one.
I still couldn't eat anything though, because of my other two symptoms; lack of appetite, and nausea. But luckily, I've been self-medicating for those two for quite a while. I frequently have to ingest marijuana for my all over body pain, and guess what? It gives you the munchies. Which sucks sometimes, but when you've been too nauseous to eat, and eating causes pain, and you have no appetite, smoking some MJ can really be beneficial. It's the only way I was able to eat anything last week.
After only 2 days on the antacid, the severe pain immediately after eating went away. Three days later, I found my appetite, and the nausea settled down. Now I'm back to having no appetite, but the nausea and pain are still gone, so I can force myself to eat at least.
This was a really weird illness... It felt like having a stomach flu, except I didn't have the fever, or excess body aches that would come along with it.
My body is confusing.
Still waiting for that G.I. appointment. Only about a year away now. Maybe as few as 4 or 5 months. So, hopefully I'll be able to find out if I have one major gastrointestinal issue, or if I have a couple different things going on, but hopefully the professional will have some answers... However unlikely it seems...
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