Hello, I was wondering if anyone can help me with some ideas.
I started having severe abdominal pain back in 2014, woke up in Jan one night and started throwing up. This kept repeating itself and then I was sent for a scan which showed I had gallstones. roll onto September 2014 and I had my gallbladder removed. I felt fantastic afterwards apart from the trapped wind and recovered in 5 weeks. Other than problems with my bowel movements I was ok. Fast forward to April 2016, the severe pains started again. I firstly went to the GP who reckoned I had gastritis and prescribed me omeprazole. I started to take it but was seeing no improvements, The pain continued and one night woke up and the pain was so bad I couldn't breathe properly. I was taken to hospital by ambulance and they couldn't find any reason for the pains from a blood test and x-ray. they dosed me up with painkillers and sent me on my way. So over the following weeks, I was in and out of the GPS and a&e with a cocktail of different painkillers and sickness medication and the pain was not going away. Finally, they discovered that I had a partially blocked bowel (partly caused by different painkillers) and was given an enema to clear it out I was then referred to a gastroenterologist in this time. As a&e Drs believed I needed an endoscopy. Well, what can I say he was extremely unhelpful and didn't have an interest in helping me but he referred me for a CT scan as my hubby said he wasn't leaving without any action being taken. So, I had my CT scan which came back that I had some small bowel loops but these appeared normal but no real other reasoning to explain my pain other than it's normal sometimes to still have pain after gallbladder removal and was discharged in December 2016 with a prescription for tramadol. I never picked up my prescription as I refuse to live on painkillers for the rest of my life with an 'invisible illness'
So now we are at a year later from when the pains reappeared and still have no answers with regular flare-ups resulting in me not being able to walk as the pain is so bad and having to have days off work to get the pain under control. I have lost faith in doctors and really don't know what to do now. Someone has suggested an intolerance to something but I'm really not sure what it could be too.
Anyone else had a similar experience and found an answer?