On Dec 28, 2006 I had a endoscopy with esophageal dilatation for difficulty swallowing. Within 24 hours, I started having upper left abd. pain. The pain waxes and wanes but becomes increasingly intense as the day goes on. By early evening, it can be debilitating. It gets better overnight and with lying down. I have had the million dollar workup with barium swallow, ultrasound, ct scan, mri, labwork. the only abn finding was a slightly elevated pancreas enzyme (55, upper normal being 40). I went to Birmingham (UAB ) and had an endoscopic ultrasound with showed nothing abnormal. they wanted to put me on amyltriptoline. I can't take that because it causes you to be zombie like and I can't homeschool my kids and work like that. They admited it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't and they don't know how or why it works when it does. The pain is made worse by any kind of pressure on my upper abd (elastic waistbands, jeans, bending over repeatedly, eating too much, carbonated drinks) and by activity. I was recently pretty much confined to the bed for 2 weeks with pneumonia and the pain was greatly improved. As soon as I was active again, the pain returned. I am 40 yo. female, with pretty good health until this happened. I have already had my gallbladdar out. Any ideas out there? The MD's just scratch their heads and say they don't know. Anyone know a good medical sleuth who specializes in undiagnosed abd pain?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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