Hi there to all of you and a sincere wish for you all to be well and happy.
I wonder if you could give me some help? Since August of last year I have had left sided lower abdomen pain. I have had a colonoscopy (never again) which revealed Diverticular disease but the consultant dismissed this as not really significant enough to cause this problem. I was diagnosed with IBS twenty odd years ago and feel reading all of the symptoms that IBS is the cause.
I have had diarrhoea spasmodically, never constipation, unrelenting pain like a stitch in the left side which sometimes radiates to the groin. It is not enough to roll around the floor with but certainly can't be ignored. I also get an ache in the crotch area when it is bad. When my bladder has even the smallest amount of urine in it I need to empty it and that exacerbates the pain.
Sorry to be graphic but I am getting desperate, I have been unable to work with this now for weeks and it seems to be getting worse. I am on Co-Codamol 30/500 for pain which does not seem to really help and Mebeverine which again does not help.
I am constantly sitting with ahot water bottle on my abdomen and sleep does not come easy.
Would be really grateful for some advice regarding what to do to get treatment etc. I feel a bit abandoned by the Health Service.
Thank you for reading.