I am new to this forum....so here I go...
I was diagnosed with IBS many years ago....I have put up with it as best I can. I also have (GERD) Acid Reflux disease and Endometriosis.... for which I take medication.
I have been told in July that I have a 3 cm in length narrowing
of my Sigmoid colon..but other than that....everything is ok according to the radiologist. On a previous Barium enema in the 90's they told me i had diverticulosis...now it's
2006 and they say I don't have it.. I wish they'd make up their minds!
I was in the hospital ER twice this past week....they put me on antibiotics just in case it was an infection... that only made me more sick.
I ended up back in ER Oct 21 with Diarrhea, and vomiting, and intense abdominal pain. They did a CT scan with Contrast Dye...
This proved to be negative....So at my request we stopped the antibiotics and they gave me narcotic and gravol for the pain and nausea and sent me home.
Today I had a scheduled appointment for a pelvic ultrasound...to see if the narrowing is due to female problems...... the Gyne Dr. ...she said it too was negative...except for a small cyst on my right ovary, which she said would most likely resolve itself. She also said it most likely isn't my endometriosis. She wanted to induce menopause, as an experiment to see if it's the endometriosis, but that would make me feel lousy with hot flashes.. I told her no. I'm on alot of different meds and I take blood thinner for my heart, so I didn't need anymore problems.
SO here I am....still in alot of abdominal pain.
I have a long list of medical problems on top of this
including Heart issues...I have a dual chamber pace maker.
and I experience frequent angina. Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis..Fibromyalgia oh....and I musn't forget Migraines.
I found the internal ultrasound increased my abdominal pain+++ when the tech pressed the wand against my bowels..
shot the pain up to a 9+
I think I am going crazy.... I have chronic depression which i take antidepressants for.... and wonder...where do I go from here....at this point My GP has me on narcotics for the skeletal and fibromyalgia pain...now it's been increased for the abdominal pain.
IS ANYONE ELSE HAVING A MEDICAL PROBLEM....THAT YOU JUST AREN'T GETTING CONCLUSIVE ANSWERS TO?...
THE MEDICAL DRS SAY "PAIN IS PAIN"... BUT I GET THE FEELING THEY DON'T BELIEVE ME....