Patient : HI. I continually get stomach aches which vary in levels of pain from mild to severe. I have always had stomach issues (since a teenager). I noticed about 2 years ago a dramatic weight gain... it felt like over night. I have been exercising and otherwise and considerably fit. To combat the stomach pains which no Dr has been able to explain. I do get achey legs that I feel as though I just have to move them. I started noticing about a year ago my ankles swelling and things like sock marks would not vanish for a long time. I dramatically changed my diet six months ago cutting out wheat, dairy, meat and I hardly ever have alcohol... this made a dramatic difference to my stomach pains, which almost vanished. Now it seems to be set off by any sugary products so I am cutting out as much of this as possible. I also noticed if I skip a meal my stomach aches become worse. Although the diet (which I find easy to stick to) has helped considerably I am still having swelling issues and the weight although has dropped a little.. if I had dieted like this a few years ago it would have made a substantial difference. The issue is now things are changing I not only still have the swelling and the odd stomach ache but now it feels like heartburn. I do in winter have a very hard time (especially during work hours) drinking the daily intake of water and I wonder if this could be the cause of everything? The latest Dr has prescribed Nexium (which I started today) and tested and cleared me of cancer and I have had internal and external altra sounds. Although Nexium may help with the acid issue. I dont know if it will assist in anything else that was around way before this symptom started... What do you think?
You may want to get your iron levels checked, since it may also give swelling. You need to consult a dietician for a healthy diet plan that may provide nutrition with less or no symptoms. Another possibility of stomach aches may be stress and anxiety. You may go for a psychotherapy or consult a psychiatrist for treatment options.
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