I was hoping to find someone with similar issues or can give me any advice on the following:
I have pains in the upper right side of my stomach. This has been going on for nearly 5 years and is getting worse. It can either be like a stitch and I have to lie down until it passes (this comes on at anytime a couple of times a week).Or when I eat certain foods (oily, caffeine, diary, gluten) within half an hour of consuming that food I get really bad pains between my ribs (feels like I am having a heart attack) and the food will go straight through me. Then for the next 3 days my stomach is so upset I can only eat crackers. I have had so many scans, blood tests, an endoscopy, a colonoscopy with nothing showing. Most recently I went to the emergency department as the pain was unbearable, the doctor said he thinks I have sand like stones in my gallbladder (which is what I thought it was) but I have since been to a specialist to which he said there is nothing they can do as he thinks it is IBS (I feel like they shove you in that category when they don't know what it is and give up trying to find out). I have also been to a naturopath to seek help as I am desperate to get some sort of relief. I am 25 and can not keep living like this. I am getting to the point where I am scared to eat anything incase I get one of these 'attacks'. Please Help!!
Sorry to hear that you are having such bad luck with whatever is wrong with you. It certainly sounded like liver problems, but if they have scanned and ultra-sounded you to death, then that should rule that out.
None of us here are clinically trained so we can't give you any advice. We can only compare notes, because most of us suffer similar problems.
I have had IBS symptoms for years. None of them like you have, but that doesn't always mean much. The only way you can prove either way with IBS, is go on a strict diet and eat nothing that may set symptoms off and see how you go. But make sure you document, document, document, so that you have something to show doctors at a later date.
There is also the other IBS. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Did they check you for that? That is a terrible condition and there are many who suffer it. Often times people with Lupus have that form of IBS.
Me? I just got my guts abused by too many antibiotics and drugs/medication, that virtually stripped my gut of all the good bacteria and somehow upset the works. So now I get terrible bloating and pain when I eat the wrong things, like too much pasta or wheat products. Pastries and cakes or biscuits, are all bad. And no, I'm not celiac or even gluten intolerant. I am sensitive to it, but it depends on the way it is presented I guess and what I eat with it. So a rich bolognese sauce and spag, is like swallowing a hand grenade. I only need a couple of mouthfuls and BOOOOOOM, off it goes and my guts bloats up and the pain comes. Not a good experience.
So I make sure I eat mostly meat and veg. I do make my own bread and have one slice at toast in the morning, then no more for the rest of the day. I also have found that doing the Michael Moseley's 5/2 fasting diet twice a week, rests my bowel and has done me the world of good.
My symptoms are my whole belly. I don't know much about it and if it can be so concentrated in one area.
Sorry I can't help you anymore than that. My only suggestion would be to keep asking. Try other doctors for more opinions.
I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)
Hi Abbs, know exactly how your belly feels. I was diagnosed with coeliac disease in April 2010. My symptoms very similar to yours. For me it was out of the blue, I had lost 24kg in 4 months, was malnurished, very low in all vitamins and minerals. One of my last go apt was where I couldn’t take it any more, I actually thought I was going to die, I told my doc I only had a mouthful of oats and that was it the pain in my belly was horrendous, he sent me for another blood test and told me to go gluten free immediately, endoscopy proved positive. I am still very sensitive to gluten. I was being so carful but was still getting sick, I soon found out I need my own peanut butter ect as if someone buttered their bread and dipping in my jar it was contaminating me . Please be careful if you are coeliac and if your tummy is sensitive could answer a lot. I hope your not though (it’s bloody hard) and you find the cause that can be healed. Good luck . Harpy
My wife went through a period where certain foods made her feel sick and she would get a lot of reflux and this made her feel bloated and nauseous.
We went to a allergy Quackery Dr who said remove all of these foods from your diet (tomatoes,capsicum,garlic,chilli,herbs ,all dairy and all oily food)
Left us with lettuce leaves and not much else.
I would suggest chatting to your Dr and ask to be referred to an allergy specialist believe me it helped my wife.
She has adjusted her diet and worked out that dairy and some breads are the main cause so she doesn’t have any of them, (dairy is huge) it include some calcium in some foods ie cakes etc., you can buy a lot of dairy free products milk,yoghurt,butter, cream,sour cream ,cheese etc .
Don’t give up you will find out the cause just as peter said jot down notes .
as long as I wake up alive I'm happy
Because it could be worse