Hi there this is the exact same pain as i have been having for over 3 months. my pain is constant on my right side from my waistline right up under my ribs. Pain on both sides of lower back.i was actually convinced it was my appendix or gall bladder. But i got my urinology checked and had an ultrasound scan which showed no problems with those organs. The pain is like an intense dull burning pain which usually starts 2 or 3 hours after i wake.
I have IBS and UC. I have not worked for 3 months.I have lost nearly 60 pounds o weight and have been having a rough time. I have tried every form of pain relief but to no avail.Only today my doctor has put me on a 5 day course of Diazepan and strong antispasmotics. The diazepan is to try and relax me and my bowel . I am at my wits end with these horrible diseases.
Do you have spasms or does pain spread down your legs? I often cant sleep because i cant lie on my side or back due to pain does this ever happen to you. I think that you are suffering from IBS but get your doctor to run more tests, because it is a matter of ruling out other disorders or diseases.
I hope this is of some comfort to you to know that your not alone.
Hi Marty, thanks for the reply. Yes my pain does seem to be similar to yours, but mine is on both sides and in my lower back. I also have trouble sleeping on either of my sides and when I lie on my back my back aches too.
I do get spasms in my abdomen especially when I am really suffering with IBS. I do get pain in my legs too, but that tends to be more when I am going through the time of the month and I am even more sensitive then with IBS.
This in my sides I have never had before up until a couple of months ago. I like you thought of appendix or gallbladder, but mine is on both sides. I am going to go back to my doctors, but can't get in until next week.
Sorry you are going through a bad time too. I hope you start feeling better soon.
Post Edited (kiml) : 11/18/2005 2:06:13 PM (GMT-7)