I am a medical mystery and I before I go back to the GP , I thought I'd share my symptoms for suggestions of what to do next.
I'm female, 43 years old, asthmatic, have an underactive thyroid, type 2 diabetes, fibroids and I take a cocktail of medications, including insulin for my conditions.
I have a constant dull ache on the lower right side of my abdomen that has been there for over two years. It started about the time I went on insulin, but the diabetic consultant says this is a coincidence.
The GP says the ache is digestion related and now I've had an abdominal scan, colon camera, breath test, blood tests, urine tests, and stool tests which are all normal I've been told it's nothing serious, most likely IBS, and to take painkillers to relieve symptoms.
From the beginning I've always thought it was gynae related because my dull ache flares up to pain at the time of a period. I think my right ovary is causing my pain, but the GP said that it wasn't likely. The pain radiates down my right leg. My thigh is numb with pins and needles.
I've done the fodmap diet to check for IBS and yes, I definitely have a problem with dairy and possibly wheat but excluding these food groups have made no difference to my abdomen pain.
I'm having a flare up right now, it's period time again. I've been awake most of the night in pain. My periods are now 21 days apart. The only thing that helps is codeine phosphate painkillers but I can't take them whenever I want becauae I have to drive to work. I've tried amyltryptiline but it doesn't help with the pain, it just gives me a dull foggy head on top of my other problems.
Sorry to waffle on. Any suggestions?