Worried over daughter's pain

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Acheybody
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   Posted 7/9/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Today I went with my 24-year-old daughter for an upper endoscopy.  For 3 weeks, she's been getting sharp pains in her midsection which are bad enough to send her home from work, and also some nausea.  It'll go away for a few days and then come back.  She had it today when she went in and threw up after she got home again.  Everything looked normal but they did some biopsies because of her symptoms.  The doctor who did the procedure said, "probably IBS."  eyes (Not!  She's had digestive issues for years, it's nothing like that.)   
 
The nurse who cared for her when she was coming out of the twilight sleep said don't just give up and assume she has to live with it, keep looking for answers.  ---- straight!  This girl has always hated to be fussed over or even admit to pain.  Long-distance runner, self-starter, looks at the bright side.  She doesn't even like to take a Tylenol.  So I know this is bad.   
 
I took her to the ER when this first started and, since her blood levels were all normal, they sent her home.  3 days later, her younger sister had to have HER appendix out!  They keep telling me that appendix pain doesn't come and go, but when I tell them that mine did, they never have an answer.  Or it could be her gallbladder (been there, too.)  I just wish they'd figure it out and be done with it!  It's so much harder to deal with than my own pain!!  shakehead   I'm a total wreck!              
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TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 7/9/2010 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Acheybody, how stressful for you all. I'm so sorry.

If you're not satisfied with their answers, it really would be a great idea to try to get opinions from other doctors until you find one who wants to commit to finding relief for her.

Did they only do the upper scope? No lower GI?

Just as a side note - although you're confident it isn't IBS, I just wanted to share that IBS can be really weird. Just when I think I know all the symptoms IBS gives me, new ones come and scare the heck out of me.

Whatever is causing this, you deserve to had a doctor who isn't just going to sweep it under the rug. Consider also the idea of allergies, sensitivities. or causes that might not at first seem possible.

Wishing you and your daughter success on finding answers and relief.
( Sorry if my words are jumbled - I'm supposed to be sleeping.)

damouthy1
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   Posted 7/10/2010 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Achey, I know how horrible it is when we can't "fix" our children's pain. I am like you, no matter how bad I feel I would rather take on their pain then watch them suffer! I guess that is what we Mom's do. I hate the feeling of helplessness! You and your daughter will be in my thoughts and prayers. I hope they can figure this out soon. Hang in there and take care my friend.
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crazykitty
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   Posted 7/10/2010 8:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Achey, I agree as a mother, we would rather take on our children's pain then to watch
them suffer. No matter how old our children get they are our babies and we want to
protect them from hurting. Sending you a gentle hug and hoping your daughter's pain
is resolved soon!

Hugs, Robin
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AustenFan
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   Posted 7/10/2010 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Dealing with our kids' pain is so much harder than dealing with our own. (((Hugs))) I hope she finds some answers and a solution soon. Sending up prayers for her.

Austen
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myjoy
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   Posted 7/11/2010 1:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a friend who has been suffering with this type of pain for 3 years. They kept saying it was his gall bladder - but never removed it???? Anyway, he was just diagnosed with IBS and will be changing his whole diet to see if this works. I hope they find out what is going on with your daughter. Please keep us posted on how she is doing.
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Acheybody
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   Posted 7/11/2010 9:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all....Chicken Princess, I'll have to find out if it was a lower GI scope too, glad you mentioned that. And both you and myjoy brought up IBS...I have it too, and I'm going C R A Z Y trying to figure out what to eat to get me unconstipated!! The lates thing I found says you should eat mostly soluble fiber. What do you do?

Achey
   Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
 
This too shall pass....


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 7/11/2010 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
In severe cases acid reflux can present that way. I double over and cry and barely walk in a severe acid reflux attack along with a spasming colon. The only thing that helped me was Zofran for the naseau and Morphine for the pain. They can do an ultrasound to check out the organs to see if there is anything abnormal, and a mri to confirm
 
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Acheybody
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   Posted 7/11/2010 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, it may come down to that :( unfortunately. The body is sure complex! Sounds like you've got a bad case of acid reflux.
   Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
 
This too shall pass....


Sheila1366
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   Posted 7/12/2010 1:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I sure understand that, my oldest daughter has fm and youngest is special needs and has had numerous surgeries. When your children suffer it is so much harder. I pray often that God will spare my children and put the pain on me.

I hope the dr.'s find what is wrong with your daughter soon.

Just a thought....does she get sick right after she eats and does she feel full after a few bites of food? It could be gastroparesis. I have that and it can make you very sick. Just a thought.

You are in my thoughts.
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Acheybody
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   Posted 7/12/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Sheila,

My daughter doesn't fit that description but I do! Thanks for the idea, though...

Achey
   Fibromyalgia, possible Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
 
This too shall pass....

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