It’s been a while since I’ve been here. I was doing quite well until recently and now I’m sadly back needing support from those who understand.

Just over a week ago I was taken to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. I spent 12 hours in the ER only to be told it was likely a ruptured ovarian cyst (due to my history of PCOS), given painkillers and sent home. This was on the Friday evening into Saturday morning. On Sunday evening I returned to the ER with the same pain, and waited 9 hours to be told it was a UTI, be given antibiotics and sent home. Wednesday I saw my GP and was referred to gynaecology, where I was inpatient until Friday. I had an ultrasound which revealed nothing, and the only abnormalities they’ve found is the UTI, which doesn’t explain the amount of pain I’ve been in (an amount that requires morphine). I finished my course of antibiotics and still being in pain, went to see my GP again today. My GP gave me more antibiotics and painkillers but still doesn’t know what’s wrong with me. I’m incredibly lucky to have the most amazing friends who will sit in the ER with me for hours on end, as well as answer their phones at all hours of the day should I need them, but it’s incredibly frustrating that nobody can figure out what’s wrong with me and they’re still just throwing drugs at me. #ChronicPain #UndiagnosedIllness #severepain #EmergencyRoom #Hospital #gynaecology