Just told I have to have an upper endoscopy on Friday.
What's it like?
I know they stick that tubey camera down your throat to see stuff.
I don't really want it done. I have been having bad cramps for a while, and haven't eaten in over a week (save for some broth tonight and water). I did end up in the ER badly dehydrated.
I'm thinking just a real bad stomach virus, but want to make sure.
Been out of work this whole week (and a couple last) which I feel bad about, Although I want to be let go, not necesarrily fired.
Had blood tests, urine tests (which showed starvation ketosis from not eating) and everything normal.
So, although I'm having these tests, anyone have a case of a bad stomach virus that lasted over a week? I've had the stomach flu once this year, but it only lasted three days.
And should I be afraid of the endoscopy and go through it anyway just to make sure nothing is more seriously wrong then a bug?
Thanks, I've never felt so sick, and I'm normally a VERY healthy person, so just want to get some opinions. And do not say stress, it's not that. I've worked in oncology for 3-4 years, and last year having to deal with starting a grad program, looking for a job, getting one in transplant and dealing with my cat dying would have been when stress symptoms would have started, not now when I'm happy, have a job, getting straight A's in school, and hanging out with a great group of friends.
Looking forward to a: your experiences with an endoscopy and B. armchair diagnosis