Discussions By Condition: Gastrointestinal conditions

Mrs Arlene Retzlaff

Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 1 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 9, 2006
  • 06:45 AM

I am now 40 years old. I started this pain in my stomach 20 years ago and it has got worse over the years. The pain only comes during the night. I wake up with the most severe pain in my solar plexus. Have been to many doctors, had two Gastroscopies, a colonoscopy, been treated by many doctors but the pain is still there. Had a hyda scan and all sorts thinking it could be a gall bladder problem. I only wish i could rush to the doctor for a gastroscopie in the middle of the night to see what this is. The only way I can overcome this pain is by taking 2x Buscopan and 2x panado (pain killers) It takes about 1h 30minutes to go. If I take any other mixes of tablets it heightens the pain. If i eat anything it heightens the pain. Even a small Yoghurt or a cup of tea will make it unbelievably worse. I am slim, eat well and excersise. Over the years I have eliminated many foods from my diet but still no relief. I am at my wits end. My stomach swells and the pain sits high up and right under my rib cage. On the very odd occassion the pain may come in the afternoon. But this is seldom. It reoccurs at least once a week. One doctor prescriped Colofac and Alvercol. 2xcolofac in the morning, 2 at night and 5 mls of Alvocol. This seems to be the answer for me and prevents whilst i take it. The minute I stop, it returns. If I had to describe the pain, it is like a huge blow to the solar plexus, like I have been punched and winded. It burns badly and my breathing is short with it. If I do not take a tablet, it gets worse every minute until I have to resort to very stong pain killers. No position that I put my body into helps, not lying down, not curled up, not standing, nothing. I search for answers all the time including doctors, nutritionalists, chinese remedies and am about to visit another specialist. I am so happy to have found this website and really look forward to your help. Thanks!

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