I've had chronic pain for 3 years in my lower right abdomen and now it's causing my right lower back pain. Over this time I've had an endoscopy where a hiatus hernia was found but is not the source of my pain. At the weekend I had a transvaginal ultrasound due to my many gynae related symptoms and they found a fibroma on my left ovary. This is also no the cause of my pain according to my doctors. I've had blood test after blood test with no abnormalities except low vitamin D levels which is now being treated. Today my GP has said my pain could be from a trapped nerve and now I have more medication on top of the 10+ medications I'm already on. I'm only 22 I'm in agony every day at the moment and my tramadol isn't working well anymore. What can I do to make the doctors listen? What do you think could be causing this? How do you manage your chronic pain? I'm at the point now where I'm going to have to take a break from my Nursing degree because I'm so debilitated all I can do is lie in bed writhing in pain and vomiting. The doctors won't give me stronger pain relief either, how can I make them understand?
My last electric heating pad just broke yesterday 😢. So im looking for a good replacement, maybe even thinking about getting a cordless one (that runs on a powerbank) but I've not heard anyone talk about those jet... So I'm interested in any recommendations or input 😁
(I need it for my whole belly area, I usually get those "Back pain-heating Back Wrap" things)
I’ve spent the past month in and out of hospital with #Undiagnosed #abdominalpain . I’ve been given painkillers and antibiotics, but neither have worked and nobody will give me more tests because they don’t know what they’re looking for. I have the most wonderful friends who have been helping look after me in this time, but there have been times where everything seemed so desolate I thought about not continuing with my life. As a Christian, I believe that when I die I will go to Heaven, I will have a healed body and an untarnished soul and I will be in God’s Kingdom, and right now that sounds really really good.
I have had a number of seemingly unrelated symptoms but more recently a number of them got worse. I had an ultrasound and ct scan which showed a simple liver cyst (does not say what size), diverticula (not inflamed) and angiomyolipomas on left kidney (1.1 cm). My doctor says no way pain from liver or kidney blames everything on digestion. Does anyone here have ever had any experience of pain from a simple liver cyst? This seems to flare up for few days then eases off. I usually get nausea and bloating with this. Lying on my right side recently seemed to trigger it off for 2 days. It also flares up temporarily when I exercise (running or long cycles). It is located in top right abdomen under ribs and flares up to shoulder and even back sometimes. Got all clear from gall bladder.
I also get some pain in my left side/back (kidney?) that comes and goes but this is currently not bad. Along with periods of proteinuria and 'moderate kidney disease' (creatinine high, low egfr). Tired of being ignored by doctor who blames everything on stress.
I've had chronic abdominal pain nearly a year now. When the pain began I started with codeine and soon realised this was not helping my pain. I went onto tramadol which I have been taking for the majority of this year now but I'm finding the pain is becoming worse and the tramadol is no longer helping as much as I'm still in alot of discomfort. What painkillers have you found most effective for pain? Abdominal pain to be exact?
So tired of living in such pain all the time, i know my mighty friends understand! Spent the day at the ER because my G tube literally fell out in the midst of a bout of violent vomiting... I have a g tube for venting my stomach to decrease the vomiting but stopped working Friday night, low and behold, because it was no longer in proper place! Well, on the bright side at least he got it back in but not before sending my pain through the roof. He had to apply a ton of pressure and even with decreasing size felt like he was trying to put a blunt screw through to my spine via my already chronically painful abdomen. Not to mention how sore i am from all the vomiting that's been going on for days... Lidocaine did little to help and apparently the fascia had already started closing so he was literally stuffing the blunt tube in, tearing through the fascia. Home now but dealing with the aftermath and know I'm not getting any sleep tonight... Would love some distraction please? Or advice on what my fellow spoonies do to deal with extreme painful nights, especially abdominal pain? TIA #Upallnight #ChronicPain #abdominalpain #FeedingTube #Gtube #Gastroparesis #nausea #Vomiting #Dysautonomia #Dysautonomiastruggles #HypermobileTypeEDS #ChronicIllness #NeverGiveUp