Hi all, sorry for the long post but wondered if anyone could offer advice as to what is wrong with me!
I have been suffering from constant pain for 2 years now and it is affecting my life in every way. I am no longer able to work due to unpredictability of the pain. I am in pain almost every day, some days are worse than others and pain free days are few and far between. The pain started in my right rib area which spread to my pelvic area, back and sometimes in my left leg and foot. Quite often I get sharp stabbing pain in my groin area. I am constantly tired and some days it is an effort just to move. I experience occasional spotting between periods (my periods are regular but very light, last about 5 days and are extremely painful) and sex can be painful (mainly afterwards not during). My abdomen is constantly bloated (can't fit into some of my clothes anymore although I havn't put any weight on) and it feels almost as if my insides are pulling down, as if they are ready to drop out! I suffer very occasionally from constipation and sometimes slightly loose bowl movements which my Doctor has put down to IBS, although I am not sure if this is the correct diagnosis as nothing seems to trigger it, have tried cutting out certain foods which hasn't made a difference and stress doesn't seem to affect it. I have had ultrasounds, a CT scan and endoscopy and so far they have only found 2 small liver hemangiomas (non-benign birthmark type lesions that don't cause pain) and nothing else. I have had numerous blood tests of which one said that my white blood celI count was low and one said I had a slightly elevated CA125 count but nothing to worry about. I am currently awaiting results from a hysteroscopy where samples from the lining of my womb were taken and the neck of my cervix was cauterised as there was slight erosion. My doctor has put me on anti-depressants due to the effect that this is having on my life which I feel are helping me to cope better with my situation and I take Tramadol for the pain.
Apologies again for the long post! xxx