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abdominal pain/night sweats

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  • Posted By: daisy161
  • December 29, 2008
  • 03:27 AM

hi all...i am a 26 yr old female and i have been living w/really bad off & on abdominal pain for 2 years now. it is on my lower right side, and often shoots down my leg to where it hurts to stand or walk...sometimes hurts to even breathe. it feels like a throbbing pain, something is being pulled, and is being stretched more than can be allowed. years before this i got really bad migraines for well over a month straight, then was put on Elavil(currently on 75mg). along w/the Elavil, i take Prozac for anxiety and xanax as needed for panic attacks...to treat the pain i use Ultram & narcotics as needed. the first time i felt it i went to the ER thinking it was my appendix, but everything came back negative. my obgyn thought i might have endometriosis so i had a Lap. done but that also came back negative. i was referred to a GI dr.. tried different medications for IBS, bacteria build up... had a colonoscopy... but nothing helped and the colonoscopy came back negative, although a Polyp was removed. about a year after the pain started, i started having night sweats. this has been going on for a year & a half. some nights its so bad i have to change PJ's. and somewhere between all this i got a kidney stone. no one seems to be able to tell me what is going on or WHY i am having this abdominal pain...and all the dr's shrug off the night sweats. i also started having really bad pain in my TMJ joints, so now my jaw pops every time i eat.. and it hurts. i've lost about 15 lbs in the past year. i was seeing a physical therapist for a little while, and it sort of seemed to help but the pain came back. during the sessions though, i noticed when she pushed on my left side, the pain shot over to my right. i currently see a pain specialist but i do not want to settle for this being nothing other than chronic pain. but maybe it is?? can ANYONE help, or suggest anything?!?! any help is very very much appreciated. thank you.

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