DESPERATE FOR ANSWERS!!!
I'm 21 years old, female and i have been suffering from many of the symptoms associated with Chron's for around 5 years now. I am booked in to see a gastro doctor in a few weeks.
The problems started when i was in high school and have since worsened with times of relief and times of frequent discomfort and pain. I have been tested for so many things relating to the symptoms including heart problems, anemia, indigestion, anxiety etc etc I am going crazy looking for an answer, i feel like the doctors are going to think I'm a hypochondriac but i feel sick and lethargic almost all the time.
-Daily bloating, especially after eating. I look pregnant some days!!
-Chronic gas. Its much worse if i eat 'bad foods' like bread, pizza, pasta or drink alcohol and so are the pains in my abdomen.
-When i feel like i have a blockage i get pain very low down, inline with the bottom of my hip joint either left or right. This was very bad when i was still eating bread, sometimes it hurt so much i struggled to walk and i felt like my anus had been punched but i just couldn't poo!!
-Going to the toilet up to 5 times a day or none at all. I chop and change between diarrhea and constipation, sometimes both in the one day. The first part might come out hard or 'rabbit poo' like then slop.
-Joint pain seems to be getting worse and worse, my knees ache, my shoulders r sensitive to touch and i often just feel achey.
-I am ALWAYS tired, i could sleep 10 hours and still feel lethargic.
-I get dizzy all the time esp when i stand up or get down from a height, i've never passed out but i lose vision and have to stand still for a minute and catch my breath too, often my heart pounds away.
-I've had really bad pains in my chest near my sternum (where the rib cage joins).
-I sometimes feel itchy on my back.
-Frequent urination and getting up multiple times a night to urinate. Was tested for urinary tract infection result negative.
-Runny nose and sneezing everyday. Sometimes watery eyes.
Thats about all i can think of for now. If anyone has any advice please please let me know I am so very desperate to figure out what's wrong with me, It's ruining my life.