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Please Help With My Severe Abdominal Pain

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  • Posted By: zippo22
  • October 12, 2008
  • 04:01 AM

I'm 22 yrs. old. For the past 2-2.5 years I have had 5 cases of severe abdominal pain. It is very spread out. After the first time it happened, it didn't happen again until 6 months later, then 8 months, then 4 months, etc. 4 out of the 5 times it was immediatly after eating (literally after taking the last bite of food) The other time I woke up and it started. It starts by me just not quite feeling right. It keeps progressing very slowly until the pain in completely unbearable. If it starts at 7am by around 5 or 6pm it will be so unbearable I feel I must head to the ER. The pain is directly above my belly button. I feel the urge to throw up or try to poo to relive the pain. (not like forcefully, but just how you know if you do one it will help) I usually can't poo, and I usually throw up once each time it happens. This will relive the pain for about 2 minutes. I've had other times where I feel it starting to happen, and if I can lay down and fall asleep I wake up with no problems at all (I've done this about 3 times) But normally the pain gets so bad and no matter how I move or lay I cannot fall asleep. The foods I have eaten before it started were nothing unusual from my regular diet. I have had CT Scans, endoscopy, colonoscopy, the whole shabang and nothing has turned up. They ruled out chrons, gallbladder, no intestinal obstruction, No IBS, etc. The doctor gave me medicine that is suppose to stop intestinal spasms, and I found that this will take away the severe pains the builds up, and leaves me with the dull achy after pain. This really has put a big strain on my life and my family. I never know when it is going to happen, I noticed any time I start to feel a little not right, I run to the bed to go to sleep. If anyone has any ideas please share them, I need help fast. Thanks.

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