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".