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Relieved But Still in Pain

Friday, December 13, 2013

I have been having stomach cramps for months now. They hurt like crazy but weren't that often. I would have a bout every couple of days, lasted maybe half an hour and I'd take aspirin and be better. But then they started getting more and more frequent and now in the last two weeks, it is constant. I have been to doctors and more doctors and had tests and more tests, including TWO CT's (EXPENSIVE!), and yesterday I had a colonoscopy that was normal. I have one polyp but even without lab work he was pretty certain it was nothing. So that is a relief. I don't have cancer, but there is something causing this debilitating agony. I take pain pills, I take too many pain pills, and sometimes they don't even help. Plus they constipate me and I sleep all the time. I hate them.

The colonoscopy prep is the worst part of the whole procedure. I couldn't eat all day Wednesday. It helped that I was so sick with the cramps, I had no appetite. I did have a container of Jello towards evenings, but it made my cramps worse, so I didn't finish it. I had also felt really bad Tuesday, so after a very light lunch, I skipped supper, and by the time the colonoscopy was over, I hadn't eaten anything (except for that jello) for two days. My weight is down some, but this is not a good weight-loss plan, believe me. We stopped on the way home at Olive Garden and I had soup and salad. It was delicious! But I couldn't even finish one bowl of salad. That never happens!

The GI doctor thought my markedly weak pelvic floor might be causing my pain. No other doctor has ever said that was a possibility. So Monday I have an appt. with a uro/gyno dr. in Omaha (we have none in Lincoln), I'm hoping I can get some mesh support for those prolapsed organs and that it is indeed the source of my pain and I can get on with my life SOON! Wish me luck!

So I wouldn't recommend stomach cramps as a weight loss method. Even if I eat too much my cramps get worse, so my new motivation for not eating: PAIN. It ain't pretty!!
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    Wishing you well...hope you get answersand solution.
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  • LINDAK25
    thinking of you today. Hope your appointment goes well.
    1649 days ago
    I am so very sorry that you are dealing with this. Years ago I was the same way but had diarrhea also. They are telling me after a colonoscopy that it is IBS......some mornings it is half a dozen trips or more to bathroom before I can get my day say nothing of diarreha.....but then again with IBS it is either going that way or constipation. WHO thought up all these conditions we have to deal with anyway??? Perhaps all the stress you are dealing with is the culprit of your pain???
    Wishing you to feel better soon!!!
    1649 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    Oh, Pam, this sounds just miserable. I am glad you got through the colonoscopy - the prep is awful. I truly hope the doctor you see can diagnose and treat you, and that your pain is relieved once and for all. You must be exhausted, you poor thing.
    1650 days ago
    Hope this procedure gives you the help you need. We will be thinking of you and praying for you and Du.
    1651 days ago
    Being in pain and not knowing why must be very frustrating! emoticon

    Praying that you find answers soon. emoticon
    1651 days ago
    Glad the testing is over for you today. Hope that you feel better.
    1651 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    I hope they get it figured out soon. You have to be miserable living with pain like that. emoticon
    1651 days ago
    Check out they have all kinds of resources about the floor.
    Great site even if you never had or need a hysterectomy. Hope you get some comfort soon!

    r's Fitness Club, co-leader
    1651 days ago
    So sorry you are so uncomfortable! Healing thoughts and prayers your way--and Du's as well.
    1652 days ago
    I hope you get to the bottom of this. I know how debilitating it can be.

    I had severe cramps, thought I was having an appendicitis attack. I would double over with the pain. It ended up that it was nerves. Extreme stress was taking it out on my stomach (my daughter reacts the same way). What the doctors ended up doing was putting me on stomach tranquilizers, which took away the pain.

    The only reason I mention this is because of all the stress you have been going through that never lets up, no matter how you try to ignore it. It could be that the cramps and pain are also your body's reaction to all this stress. At least it's worth looking in to.
    1652 days ago
    WOW, I'm so sorry this has all happened! Keep us all posted and I added you to my prayers today!
    1652 days ago
    I hope they can determine what is going on. Sorry you are having so much pain!
    1652 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I hope you find an answer.
    1652 days ago
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