Posted 9/3/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)
Hi. I just signed up here in hopes of getting opinions from others on my recent issues.
to start off, I'm 20 and physically healthy, but lately I have been getting severe stomach pains and back pains. This has been going on for a month or so and they cycle between dull and sharp pains. I've been throwing up alot because my stomach tenses up alot and doesn't want to keep food down, and the back pain is in the lower region of my back and can be unbearable on most days. I have a history of anxiety issues that have been kept in check with SSNRI medications, but those don't seem to be helping me in any way for the last months. My anxiety usually doesn't bother me much, but now I get really bad anxiety pains in my chest and stomach and it just makes my recent pain twice as bad as when I'm not anxious. I also get spasms throughout my body alot and they hurt alot too. I've been going through hell lately with not being able to sleep with these pains either.
I went to the ER last Saturday with a panic attack mixed with severe stomach and back pains and they put me on Ativan IV to calm me down, which did calm me down somewhat, but I was still in agonizing pain. I went to see my doctor and he gave me Xanax to help with the shakiness temporarily, and he also gave me Abilify, saying that it should help with my severe anxiety, but he didn't really take my body pains seriously. I told him that these pains have been getting worse over the last month and that my anxiety is probably getting worse because of the pain, but he still just keeps tellign me to let the Abilify work. also, the xanax hardly does anything for the nervous pain. It just makes me feel angry, which is what happened when I was put on another benzodiazepam awhile ago (Klonipin)
I went to the ER again last night with severe pains in the back and stomach, but all they did for me was give me an IV of saline and zophrol to stop nausea.... which I didn't have. Actually, it just gave me a headache and made me feel nauseas while I sat there waiting for blood tests and scan results for 5 hours. In the end, they didn't give me anything to help with the pain, didn't find anything wrong with me (they thought it was kidney stones causeing the pain at first) , and now I'm just barely getting by with lots of Ibuprofen which hardly helps >_< . I still haven't slept much and its driving me crazy, and I am missing alot of school lately because of this, and I can't keep missing class more.
note: I had one 5mg percoset pill left over from an injury a long time ago and I took it and it really helped my back pains, but my doctor thinks its just nervous tension and throws xanax at me. I wish he'd take me seriously :/
Any thoughts on this?