Ok essay ahead.. i have had problems with my intestines since the age of 12 (I am now 26)
In the beginning years struggling to turn yp to school in severe pain. Doctors told me it was just constipation and gave me meds like Movicol-no help at all. They didnt aeem to believe my pain and I even got sent to a psychiatrist as they said it was all in my head!!
I kept chasing up my pain...doctors then sai its ibs. I have had every imaginable medication (pain relief, laxatives, supposirtories, anti spasmonal, stool softeners) and no luck. I even tried a device that I did myself blew a balloon up inside my rectum ans filled it with water--still no relief what so ever. Spent countless times in A&E and just got put on morphine until I stopped crying!
Fast forward a few years (about 17) i got tested for coelic disease, ulcerative colitis, crohns. I have had a endoscopy ultrasounds a colonoscopy and it showed nothing. Further on (about 23) i was now not going number 2 for three weeks!! Then finally got diagnosed with Anismus-recto dysfunction my rectal muscles work backwards to how they shoul so I now have botox injections under anaethetic
(Age 25l although opening my bowels a little more frequently (still no where near enough!!!) I am at breaking point with abdominal pain, Severe distention, severe back pain,blood in stools, nausea and extreme fatigue. I questioned the doctor about endometriosis. Had a laparoacopy this year and it was negative
I am ADAMANT that it is Crohn's. Couls my colonoscopy have not detected it properly? I also have b12 deficiency jabs every 10 weeks. X