I have had sever stomach pains since I was born no one knows what they are and I have suffered great amounts of pains and problems. I have been in and out of the hospital, altrasounds, MRI, and suggested medications. They all don't help most recently my partner and I were getting frisky when all of a sudden I started screaming from the pain. Before then if I ate to much of one this the next day I would throw up and have troubles having a bowel movement. The pain is in my lower abdomin and I have been told by people I know that it could be irritable bowel syndrom, what is that and other then speaking to a doctor how can I figure out if I have it? I really just want the pain to stop I causes me to not sleep starve myself and get scared to eat out or go to a friends for dinner. I also have been experiencing heart burn diarria and verious other issue due to my severe stomach pains. When ever I go to the hospital in tears they give me a morphene shot send me home and say don't eat for two days and you should be fine. There is no telling what causes it as it is a sudden pain that makes me un able to walk. I just want to stop suffering and live life eith little to no pain. My biggest fear is what if this runs in my dna and I give it to my child one day. Also when I get stressed or my depression gets worse I throw up no matter what I eat every morning at 6am on the dot without fail. And I know now after living on my own that the stress can be huge and I feel if this doesn't stop I could get very sick. They have checked to see if I have holes in my stomach but all they found was a split pancreas. That should not be causing this much pain even if it is wrapped around the bottom of my stomach.
Have you had a colonoscopy? Yes, you could have IBS, which can be very painful. It is also aggravated by stress and certain foods. It sounds as though you have had several tests done already. A colonoscopy will find any abnormalities in the colon (polyps or IBS, Crohn's, etc). Of course, your pain could also be gynecological, such as pelvic inflammatory disease. I've had IBS for many years and take hyoscyamine for it. Even then during stressful situations, the IBS flares up and I have all of the symptoms you describe. Ask your primary care doctor to refer you to a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy and other testing. With a split pancreas, you could also have chronic pancreatitis. I'm sure your amylase has been tested in your blood work, though. It sounds as though you are having trouble getting a doctor to listen to you. Don't give up. It took 4 long, miserable years before I found a doctor to take me seriously. I was in my mid 20's and was told by many doctors that I was too young to have anything serious wrong with me. Grrrrrrrrrrrr! Lowering your stress level will help with any digestive system problems, too. Best wishes to you!
I have Crohns Disease, which is in the same family as IBS. Your symptoms sound soo much like mine before I was diagnosed. It was discovered, a few months after my diagnosis, that due to where my problem was, I do not digest beef, pork, corn, nuts, popcorn, or just about anything grainy. The last time I ate beef lead to a bowel resection. A proper diagnosis is definitely in order. It took over a year to properly diagnose me. Luckily, many things have changed since then. Since a lot of your pain is connected to food, a Gastroenteroligist is needed to either diagnose or rule out IBS or Crohns. I would strongly suggest you see a doctor asap. It is the only way you are going to get relief. Doctors usualy don't prescribe pain meds until there is a diagnosis. Wishing you the best of luck...
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