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Lately I’ve been having some health problems. Around last November I started having tons of nausea, diarrhea, etc. In the past 3 months I’ve spent at least one night vomiting for hours. The next day I am usually fine, but pretty much i feel horrible all the time. I kept making up excuses for it, like “Oh I’m really stressed out, maybe it’s just affecting me, things will calm down next week,” “Oh my period always screws everything up,” etc. I’ve been on Orthotricyclen-lo for almost a year now. My mom suggested it might be from taking birth control, but it seems weird that these symptoms would start up after 6 months of use. By some coincidence each of these vomiting episodes happened after eating foods with tomatoes in it. I’ve steered clear of tomatoes and so far I haven’t thrown up. I don’t want to have to go through the rest of my life not eating anything tomato-based though. 🙁 I’m kind of hoping that I’ll get vomity again just so I can rule out tomatoes as being the cause for it hehe. :angel:

Today I went to my family doctor. He doesn’t think it has to do with Orthotricyclen because I had a similar problem a year ago. He took some blood and a urine samples to do some tests. He was very concerned that this has been going on for like four months, he said that it’s not normal and alarming. 😯 he thinks it may be colitis. I’m not sure though, I’m not experiencing some of the symptoms, but hey he’s a doctor and I’m not. 😐 Plus the tests don’t lie. He is going to put me on some medication next week and probably have me go see a GI specialist and have…

… a colonoscopy. When he said that I seriously started freaking out! I do NOT want to have a colonoscopy!! My dad has to have one every year (he’s older than dirt) and he gets physically ill from the laxative they make you take the night before to “cleanse the system out.” Plus, a colonoscopy sounds pretty serious to me… when I hear that I think “colon cancer” and there is a history of colon cancer in my family. I know that most likely there isn’t any cancer, but that doesn’t really make me feel better. :depressed:

I do feel better that I’ve actually seen a doctor about this and hopefully now I can start feeling better… but I’m kind of scared. I’d rather not know than have something be seriously wrong with me. I guess that’s not true, but I don’t want to think about having to live with a serious condition for the rest of my life. I was upset enough when I thought I wouldn’t be able to eat tomatoes anymore…

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