I finally went to the doc's for this pain in my left-mid upper abdomen area. Its been mild, but its stayed for about 2 months. The doc convinced me to finally have a colonscopy. But I'm not going to schedule it until I get through a couple other doctor visits I have very soon. I just can't handle more than 1 trauma a week!
But.....I've got several questions for you all. I've been lucky in that my IBS has mostly been just diarrhea and upper GI problems......tons of gas, pressure, etc. But I've been doing really good in that respect lately.
I'm just on calcium/magnesium for my diarrhea, and its been working fairly well.
In December I came off my beta blocker, and began having lots of GI pains.......sharp/dull/ache/cramps, etc.
I was thinking it had something to do with coming off the beta blocker??? I was also on a course of Zithromycin in January. So....besides this constant mild ache in my left upper abdomen, I am getting cramps across my epigastric area every afternoon, and also various sharp/mild pains all over my abdomen at all times of day.
Its just so weird that my IBS was the same for 10 years, and now its including all these strange pains.
I occasionally have worse than usual diarrhea.
Also.......if it were my gall bladder, would I be having pain on my left side??? I know sometimes gb pain can show up in weird places.
It also seems that if it were diverticulitis, it would get better, or worse...........and its just stayed the same.
I also have left flank pain some of the time.
Are all these funky various pains what some of you have with your IBS?
I realize that I havent' been tested enough recently to know for sure, but I was just curious.
I also have fibromyalgia........and my brain plays alot of tricks on me, and makes me think I have horrible pains all over........when nothing is really wrong........so that really confuses this abdominal pain issue even more.
If my colonoscopy is normal, the doc is going to order an abdominal cat scan.
Can gas cause all these problems? Do you ever have alot of gas pains, but don't feel like you expel much gas? Does your gas hurt mostly in the same place all the time?
Thanks for listening!