I have been suffering with excruciating stomach pain, random attacks, (that's what I call them), for quite a number of years.
I visited the doctor and they've checked my stomach and sent me for an ultrasound.
I was recently diagnosed with adenomyosis, however, I need to return back to the doctors because I'm still getting these random, stomach pain attacks , and I don't know if it is IBS. I had IBS over 20 years ago and with changing my diet, exercise, more fibre etc I thought I had got rid of it, but since becoming very poorly 4 years ago, I think these stomach pain attacks, could be IBS but I'm really unsure and so are the doctors.
I had an attack a few days ago and my stomach is still very painful. I can touch my stomach and pressed down, as if I'm touching my intestines, (but I have no idea if I am) and if I press really hard, it's starts the pain off again, it feels very sensitive. I did feel like I was slightly constipated this time but usually I feel I'm ok and regular.
The pain is totally different, from 20 years ago. I don't get spasms anymore.
It's a very deep, throbbing, excruciating labour pain type feeling, I usually start to sweat, feel dizzy, where I desperately need to sit down, (which I always manage to do) I start breathing intensely, it just happens automatically, unsure if it's a reminder of when I was pregnant, I have no idea, but this is what I do, I sometimes feel sick or am sick, and the pain gets worse, where I can't move, the pain starts to radiate and becomes more intense & excruciating. I don't know if this agonizing pain is just trapped wind.😜 I have heard that trapped wind is very very painful but is it excruciating?
I ended up going to A&E E just the once, because I had someone to take me, and the doctor suggested an ultrasound but he had no idea what was wrong with me, stating it was chronic pain.
I'm really unsure what to say when I return back to the doctor's. I'm just wondering if anybody recognises these symptoms?
When I keep getting these pain attacks, the pain radiates over my stomach and sometimes around my lower back area, so I have no idea if it's IBS or adenomyosis. I only know it is so excruciating that I'm doubled over in pain, it feels like labour pains.
I've explained all this to the doctor's and they shrug, and I end up leaving without any help or any pain relief for that matter.
I can't physically walk or move or do anything, when the pain becomes worse.
I usually manage to get to the kettle, get the hot water bottle and then I have to sit down before the pain becomes excruciating. The pain can last between 1 and 3 hours, does it sound familiar to anyone else?
Any help advice, would be greatly appreciated thanks 🤗 sorry for waffling on I'm obviously very anxious at the moment because I've been going to the doctors for over 4 years I'm getting nowhere but I do have a lot of other conditions so that's why I'm struggling still thanks xx