Sep 17, 2009
Hello I am a 27 year old male who was diagnosed in January. I started my meds in march.I WENT FROM OVER 100,OOO down to under a hundred by the first week in june. However in august ai had some chills in my head and face and some stomach pains. I told my doctor and he said he was not impressed. I went back to the hospital again two weeks later had scans done and ekg and blood work of liver. All of my test were neg.Well i got a flu shot on wednesday.I votimed on firday night and had back and stomach pains since then. What should i do. Now the stomach pains come and go and the back pain also. Should i get a new doctor. Or am i having a reaction to the shot.
Response from Dr. McGowan
Thanks for your question. I am glad you have had such a good response to your medications.
I do not think you should change your doctor at this point.
Your initial symptoms are not very specific. So it is best to call back and follow-up and let the doctor know what has evolved with your symptoms. Since the stomach pains started before the flu shot they may not be related, unless the character of the pain has changed. Some things to consider with your doc are pancreatitis, or acid reflux from the stomach, gall stones, or maybe kidney stones. There are several possibilities. Since things have not gotten better and the initial tests are negative you have to have them look for less common things (or common things that may be causing unusualy symptoms). Best, Joe
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