I didn't know where to post this, but I have been having a variety of different symptoms and tests have found numerous things wrong with me, but doctors seem at a loss as to the cause of it all. I was wondering if any of my symptoms seem typical for bowel inflammation, as my drs seem to refuse to treat me for any other than this and blame all of my symptoms on it.
My symptoms started as a strong pounding heart which would not calm. The main source of throbbing is in my abdomen, just to the left of my belly button. I also get an aching pain under my ribs at times, especially after eating.
Test have shown gastritis at times, an inflamed spleen, liver enzymes that are highly abnormal, mild inflammation in my terminal ileum but Crohns was ruled out by biopsy.
I have been on numerous diets, and the only thing that helps is a low fat and low fibre diet. If I eat a high fat diet I get diarrhoea and the food all comes out undigested. Also some select vegetables like carrots, give me crippling intestinal pain followed by diarrhoea, even eating a single well-cooked carrot.
This is in contrast to my 'normal' bowel movements that can only be described as horrible constipation, going every 5-7 days and really having to push, which even persisted through the strong laxatives prescribed before my colonoscopy. I am taking 100mg of amitriptyline for stomach pain and depression, which it has helped but I suspect is the cause of my poor bowel movements. I really want to wean down to a small dose and will be talking to my GP about
it next year.
The throbbing in my lower abdomen and aching under ribs is my main problem at the moment, though I also suffer a lot from nausea but it seems to come and go as it pleases. I have been prescribed beta blockers to take when the pounding heart prevents me falling asleep, but I dont like to take them and it is obviously just masking whatever is causing the pounding heart.
So are these symptoms consistent with minor bowel inflammation? I am more concerned with my liver results and my inflamed spleen, which would seem like a much more likely cause of pounding in the left abdomen and abdominal pain when the stomach is full. But again the cause of the inflamed spleen and abnormal liver tests are a mystery..