I have just come back from the freeman hospital in Newcastle from a new referral. I have been through many specialists from gastroenterology to gynaecology. My case has been going on for 11 years as I said in my previous blog. I will just go over my symptoms, I mave chronic pain in my abdomen, nausea and vomiting for the two weeks on the lead up to my period. So I am mainly bed ridden for 2 out of 4 weeks. I have never had bloating, constipation or diorhea or most of the regular symptoms.
So this time the doctor went through my file, listing what I have had and been through, to be honest I have had so many tests I couldn't remember half of it! But here's a few bits I have had
- lactose intolerance test - negative
- gel stomach scans - nothing found
- millions of blood tests - elevated white blood cell count so they did another one today!
I am going to have a colonoscopy (which I have never had!) blood and stool samples, he thinks nothing will show but its just so everything is covered. I have been tested with so many drugs, peppermint, anti spasmodics and many types of pain control. Nothing has worked except tramadol.
I asked about diets but he pretty much shrugged this off as i had been tested for lactose intolorance ( pretty sure there more that could trigger my stomach) I was told that basically there is no more that can be done as everything has been exhausted ( I agree actually) so I have been referred to the chronic pain management team to work out a way of managing the pain, so we will see what happens next........