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  • Posted By: Johnny Mambo
  • May 1, 2008
  • 07:40 AM

Hello my name is John. I have suffered with severe abdominal pain every single day for the last 5 yrs. I am disabled because of my pain. I have been to more doctors than you could imagine. I've been to Mayo Clinic 3 times, twice in Fla. & once in Minnesotta. I've had extensive testing done but have never been given an actual diagnosis or reason for my unbareable pain. IBS is the cop out diagnosis that they say is the only thing they can come up with, or a spastic colon. I wake up out of a dead sleep because of pain, when I eat I'm in pain within minutes after eating , before and especially after bowel movements is when pain is bad.The weird thing is , that i have bowel movements every morning, but I feel it takes me a long time to completely empty. I usually have 2 or 3 bowel movements before I empty. The pain is worse after I go. Another weird thing is when i fall asleep wether it's for 5 minutes or 4 hours, which is the most it will let me sleep, iwake up with severe pain. My pain level is at a constant 7 and jumps to 10 every 1 to 2 hours. Every once in a while I wake up with pain so bad that I vomit and become dehydrated, I end up in the Emergency room. My white bloodcell count goes up to 40, 000 which is off the charts, but they have never once in any hospital visit told me what the infection was. It's always we don't know. They pump me full of Dilaudid 4 milligrams every 4 hours for 2 to 3 days, hydrate me and when white cell count is down , they send me on my way with no explanation or answers! This has been going on for the last 5 years! The only relief I get is extremely hot showers . But soon as i get out pain starts. I'm in and out of the shower half the day sometimes, sometimes longer. Also , another temporary relief is smoking marijuana. The last bit of relief is the Dilaudid pills, which help the most, but I don't want to live like a junkie! They had me like that for 3 yrs with all the narcotics they had me on. I went to 2 rehabs to get off meds in 2004 !!! IS THERE ANYONE WHO CAN HELP ME ??? I CAN'T TAKE THE PAIN ANYMORE, I'M AT THE END OF MY ROPE !!! PLEASE HELP

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