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chronic stomach pain

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  • Posted By: frances
  • January 23, 2008
  • 00:05 PM

Iam a 40 year old female who's had three c/section ops. I suffer daily from a chronic "stabbing" and throbbing pain in my stomach? area below belly button that radiates out to my lower back. The pain gets worse after a bowel movement. Whatever I eat makes my stomach swell up to the point I look nine months pregnant, my whole body feels constantly swollen and bloated. I also feel extremely tired, nauseas, dizzy and lethargic, with absolutely no stamina, to the point where I feel like I am trying to climb a mountain daily! Also my head feels fuzzy and I find I get headaches daily. Even when I get alot of sleep (which I feel like doing all the time!) I still feel awful. Drs always say I have irritable bowel syndrome but I've felt like this for 20 years and the ibs medication makes me feel even worse.:confused:

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  • Have you been tested for Celiac's disease?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 23, 2008
    • 06:29 PM
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  • Frances, i am not going to be much help as i don't know whats wrong with you, but i have suffered from exactly the same symptoms since giving birth four and a half years ago to my third son. Have posted on website recently. Have a constant burning pain going through to back, dizziness, balance off, nausea, 9month pregnant stomach after eating, shortness of breath etc. have been given every digestion remedy known to man. They did a gastroscopy two years ago and said there was nothing wrong with me, but i was in agony for over a month after. Felt like i was dying. Have had a heart attack since giving birth aswel and numerous spells in hospital. I'm inclined to think that its either an artery or vein problem mixed with a nerve problem, but the medical profession are inclined to disagree and they think its because i'm anxious!!!! The only advice i can give you is to keep going back to the doctor and pushing for more tests. Good luck. Thinking of you.
    unhappymum69 5 Replies
    • January 24, 2008
    • 11:07 AM
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