Anyone with chronic lower abdominal pain?

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hopefulalways
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   Posted 5/10/2008 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
I would love to hear from anyone suffering with lower abdominal pain post surgery and what methods have been succesful to reduce pain.
 
I have major problems with eating, going to the bathroom, sleeping, moving ... just everything and its chronic and ongoing.  Narcotics make it worse and I've tried supplements and Neurontin, physical therapy and the traditional stuff but it hasnt helped.
 
Has anyone had any nerve blocks?

Freya
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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Was it pain that arouse just after surgery or was it present before?
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Freya
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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/10/2008 8:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Was it pain that arouse just after surgery or was it present before?
  In suffering, we are given the key to a door which most rarely 
      get to open.  Behind it lies the ultimate gift which is only visible
                             in our darkest hour.
                                True strength.


Gremma
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   Posted 5/11/2008 3:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello there!  yeah Geez I sure hope you're not like me, I develop scar tissue following surgery or injury. It's usually a few month past the injury or surgery. I had a hysterectomy and I am fearful that I will begin to develop symptoms that will point to scar tissue from this surgery. If you have had other injuries or surgeries, as I did, I knew that this is what my body does. I injured my knee and had surgery, then had to have three more surgeries to clean out scar tissue. I was rear-ended and injured my arm when I gripped the steering wheel and a year latter had to have scar tissue removed that was sitting on top of my radial nerve. I have a clear-cut scar tissue record, so if I start to develop problems from my hysterectomy/bladder surgery, no one will question what the problem is. You may have to consider this has happened and they can run tests that will reveal. Good luck!

shannon1
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   Posted 5/11/2008 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I have heard alot of women talk about a "belly ball" that they lay on and roll the abdoman on to help break up scar tissue that is causing pain....i have personally never tried it, but heard some sware by it. Maybe u could google it. good luck

hopefulalways
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   Posted 5/11/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your replies.
 
My pain is post surgery and I've had it for 5 years and its getting worse.
 
There is no way I could roll on a ball, I can hardly put any pressure or even touch my belly its so sore.
 
I am probably having a nerve block but am skeptical about how it can effect the abdomen instead of the lower back.

Morgoth
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   Posted 5/13/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Forget all hope for there is none! Sorry, just kidding. I have serious intestinal problems for more than 15 years now and I can give you some tips if you like. FIrst of all you should visit a doctor and have your abdomen checked out. The pain can originate from almost anywhere in that general area. Could be your back, pancreas, liver, etc. Very often, as is mentioned above, it is scar tissue. Another possibility is an infection or even more likely an inflammation. Now, concerning narcotics and abdominal pain ... You should realize a person has seven nerve systems, not just one. The ones you need to worry about are the Central Nerve System (obviously) and the Vegetative Nerve System controlling your intestins etc. If you want to subdue abdominal pain, you can either knock out the central one and start a new life as a zombie, or take specific medications aimed at the second nerve system I mentioned. I don't know the names of the products as I live in Belgium. Don't even know whether they are allowed in the US by the FDA, but I can check that out for you if you like. Just let me know something. Now, these specific medications don't perform miracles. The only real useful painkiller is opium though I doubt you're gonna get a prescription for that one. I've been using opium some 9 years now and it has always been the most efficient painkiller (and healing component in my case - intestinal bleedings) I came accross the past 15 years (of which I spend some 3 years total in hospitals). Drop me a line if you want me to look into this further. Abdominal pains and problems have become somewhat of my "specialty".
 

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