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Severe Abdominal Pain - No one can find cause

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 7, 2007
  • 11:35 AM

My husband is a 51 year old lung cancer surviver. After completing chemo and radiation he developed sudden severe abdominal pain which consists of horrible cramps and a very nauseated feeling. This has been going on 24 hours a day 7 days a week for one year now. He has seen every possible specialist, has had more scopes, CT Scans and procedures than I can even count anymore. Everything comes up normal. He is now seeing a pain specialist who has started doing radio frequency nerve blocks which only now seem to be making matters worse. On top of this they have him on Morphine Instant Release 60 mgs, every 3-4 hours and Demerol for additional pain management. Neither of these medications even touch his pain.We have had doctor's refuse to continue with him because they say they cannot find the cause and feel we blame them for not finding the reason. The only thing any of them comes up with is that possibly this could be nerve damage from radiation. The only problem with that is it's only getting worse and nothing helps it. He constantly ends up in the hospital and is treated horribly because one they don't know the cause and then they assume possible drug seeking because of the medications he's on. He's has not asked for these medications the doctor's keep telling him to take more. Drug seeking is not the case, this pain is so very real I am so afraid that sooner of later he just will not be able to take it anymore and god only knows what he could do because of the intensity of the pain. Has anyone at all experienced anything similar to this? Is so please share your story and how you got help.

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  • I just went thru a catastrophic medical episode that was life threatening for me. Afterwards, I had sever stomach pain, nausea... I was eventually diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Apparently the body. when it thinks it is in jeopardy of dying, turns on all the defenses it can. And it can, in Layman's terms, get stuck in overdrive. Then your body starts to fight itself. In addition, I had gerneralized body pain. They got me on steroids and within 36 hours, the pain was almost entirely gone.
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    • October 5, 2007
    • 09:50 AM
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