i cannot get a proper diagnosis ..... it's been aprox. two agonizing years now.
it started with pain in my lower right abdomen which was sore and painful to touch then burning sharp pains if i don't have a full stomach .....
i've had a wide range of tests including cat-scan of lower abdomen (negative) ..... upper GI Series (negative) ..... ultrasound (negative) .... endoscopy ( biopsy negative -- visual diagnosis irritation caused by gastritis-cause unknown)
the only thing doctors tell me is that it MIGHT be IBS onset by stress!!! I am not stressed!!! only thing that stresses me are these pains that haunt me.
The doctors are trying to convince me that my symptoms are psychosimatic.
The medicine perscribed (symax duotab) has made me feel ill .... and does not have any affect on my symtoms .... It has actually caused irregular bowel movements. I used to be like a clock lol. Only thing i have noticed that is strange about my stool is some mucus .... string like ... very little .... more on bad days though.
I am slowly being crippled more and more everyday .... i am unable to take long drives. I cannot hold a job or schedule .... the pain is misery!
I have also tried self medication ..... pot .... passes the time (Dr's were saying something about stress lol what stress mon?) .... time is a terrible thing to deal with when combined with pain. Vikes .... nothing.
Perks .... felt great great!! but it's too heavy. one thing that does work amazingly is certain antibiotics.... fasigyn made by phizer .... i don't think it's available in the U.S. .... it's the one i remember that worked the best .... i took it and i felt great. I was on it for one week and the pain was gone for two weeks ... i felt born again ... but it was temporary .... same affect with prevpac. Also aciphex was perscribed along with every single inhiibitor and anti-acid on the market NOTHING NO Affect!!!
i am 26 .... don't drink or smoke cigarettes ... and i never did drugs before the pain!! I have gained a lot of weight .... was 185 .... now 210!!! and my cholesterol is up ..... i used to be healthy!! I feel like i'm dieing!
any advice out there?