I have been having terrible abdominal/intestinal cramping every day for about a week and a half now. I joined a gymn about a month and a half ago and have been going every single day, have dropped fifteen pounds so far.
A little history- had a hysterectomy 4 yrs ago at age 26 and since, have gained about 40 pounds (5'4, now 140 lbs). I had gallstones and had to have my gallbladder removed six years ago, at age 24. I know it has nothing to do with being a female, as those parts are gone. Also, about five years ago, I had the same trouble, was seeing a gastroenterologist and was tested for everything under the sun and he could find nothing- that time, i dropped to 92 pounds and had terrible diahrea(sp?) Painful boating, cramping, etc.
Since I have been going to the gymn, I have been watching what I eat, trying to eat high protien, mid carb, low fat foods. I havnt eaten a whole lot of processed foods or a lot of sugars. My only guess would be undiagnosed celiac, but Im almost positive that we tested for that as well. I do remember that we had a mildly positive Crohns test, but the repeat test we did was negative, and in the years since, I havnt had any trouble (course, Ive eaten like CRAP) Now that Im eating healthy, Im having problems again.
The only symptom I havnt gotten yet is the diarrhea. BUT, I take medications for neuropathy (diagnosed three years ago due to folate deficiency..have also had trouble absorbing pottassium) I had to stop my workout tonight (first time it has hit me during my workout) and the pain/cramping started right under my breasts and went all the way down to my big fat you know what. I havnt had the bloating since Ive been working out though, but when I was bloating, I seriously looked pregnant. This pain feels comparable to childbirth contractions. But again, I know that it has nothing to do with being a female, because I have NONE of those parts. Any feedback would much appreciated... Im incredibly frustrated.