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Stomach fullness and weight loss, improper sleep - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi I have been going through a lot of stress the past 6 months and I have weight loss and when I eat my stomach feels uncomfortably full and I have to belch sometimes to feel releif. Also I have aching muscles in my arms and thighs , get cold and then hot and have a hard time staying asleep wake up alot during night . I am a 55 year old female that has always been a healthy person until menopause and now I feel nervous and have brain fog and vaginal dryness and low libido and now this stomach issue!
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
let me read it.
User :   OK
Doctor :  
May I ask you few questions to know about you?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Please give your Location, Occupation, Height, Weight and Waist circumference.
User :   I am a professional horseback riding guide my height is 5ft 6 in and right now 120 lbs my waist is 28 or 29 in
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
since when are you suffering from stomach fullness?
User :   for about a month now
Doctor :   do you feel full after consumption of something particular?
Doctor :  
like milk or dairy products?
User :   INo but I do seem to have smelly gas after I eat cheese but one thing I noticed that since I quite eating bread I don;t feel quite as bad
User :   That has just been this past week
Doctor :  
It is suggestive of sudden bouts of bloat ,which are a periodic increases in fluid retention and abdominal distension.
User :   can I tell you of an incident that happened right before all the stress happened
Doctor :  
is it related?
User :   I think so
Doctor :  
User :   I had eaten breakfast and then went out to wash my truck and I had to run in the house because all of a sudden I felt like I was going to pass out and then I became very sick in my stomach and through up and had a lot of dry heaves and then I slept it off and felt fine the next day except for a soreness in my stomach and then a week later my husband was hospitalized and I was a nervous wreck and the weight loss has been since
Doctor :   since when are you menopausal?
User :   At 49 I stopped bleeding
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
All your symptoms mentioned except weight loss are suggestive of menopausal symptoms.
Doctor :  
weight loss is due to Anorexia Nervosa.
User :   I am going to have a blood test done on monday for h pylori what do you think , is that possible
Doctor :  
are you suffering from nausea, heartburn?

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