Hello. I am a 29 almost 30 year old women. I have been dealing with this disorder since I was 21. It all started with an ovarian cyst that was 7 cm and in torsion. I had emergency surgery to remove the cyst. Approximately 2 weeks after surgery I started having sever nausea pain and vomiting. This continued for 3 months of in and out of the hospital/ER and doctors office. Every test being done imaginable. Eventually the symptom went away on their own and we walked away thinking this would be the end of it. After about 3 months of good health I was stricken ill again. Same symptoms sever nausea pain and vomiting. This cycle continued over the next 2 years with no answers. I was being told it was in my head and there was nothing physically wrong with me. I saw GI specialists, general practitioners, specialists at UCLA. Finally my general practitioner found information on Abdominal Migraines. In 2006 this was still a virtually unheard of diagnosis. Over the past 8 years I have been hospitalized 5 different times. Plus countless office and ER visits. I dropped down to 112 lbs at my worst point and looked like a walking skeleton. I have found help with the symptoms. I am currently on 2 anti-depressants as well as birth control to eliminate my period. In Nov/Dec I tried to come off medication. I would like to be able to start a family. It was a terrible failure to come off medication. I am currently back on all meds and trying to forget about having a family. I feel like I have no where to turn. I have not met another person with this condition. My doctors are still in the dark regarding a good treatment. I guess I just felt it was time to reach out and stop trying to deal with this all by myself. I am tired of not having control over my own body and popping pills everyday of my life. I guess the setback in Nov/Dec finally made me realize I would be dealing with this for the rest of my life. It is a very depressing thought.View Thread
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