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Having Some Stomach Problems Of My Own...
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I usually post here because my little girl is gluten intolerant and we have gotten much needed advice and support from such wonderful people on here.

My question today is about myself. I have been suffering for the last week from terrible stomach pains that are basically like severe menstrual cramps at times that go from my back around to my stomach. They are usually low, but sometimes higher. They seem to come and go and are worse after eating. I had a urine test done as well as a blood test and everything was ok. I had to go to the ER last night because the pain was so intense and I couln't take it anymore. I was given morphine and that made the pain go away. I was also given a prescription for another narcotic pain medication.

When this pain comes, it is so intense that I am doubled over in pain. They don't think it is my appendix and they ruled out a tubal pregnancy. I also had a pelvic ultrasound done and everything looked ok although they said I had a large amount of bowl gas. I know that gas pains can hurt, but not like this.

So, does this sound like a stomach or intestional problem? I may have to go see a GI about it if it doesn't get better. This doesn't seem gluten related to me, but I know that so many of you have had other GI things going on in addition to celiac and I was just hoping someone would see this and shed some light on it for me because it's so frustrating to have neg. test results and be in such pain.

Thank you for any advice!

Shannon

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I have the same kind of really intense pains, though mine are normally higher up, actually in my stomach. My dr called it pyloric spasm, and generally I've had to go to the er for it. I get these pains periodically and have for the last 3 years. They test for h. pylori and poke my stomach and I say ouch and then they throw narcotics at me and tell me to go home. :huh:

None of my doctors have been able to figure out what causes it. :rolleyes:

I have the lower cramping that is hugely painful too, though I take anti-spasmodics also so it doesn't bother me as much. I actually woke up in the middle of the night last night with the pains in the lower part of the bowel, hurt like a sonofabeast! It was pretty much just gas. Your bowels just might be cramping up on their own. Since nobody has been able to help me, I'm not much help to you, sorry... :(

All I can tell you is to lay flat on your back and use a heating pad, kind of like you have bad menstrual cramps, it helps.

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thank you for your response. I am still having quite a bit of pain and had a really bad night last night, so I called my dr. this morning and they got me in with a GI today! I love my family dr. They are so quick about getting appointments set.

The GI said that he thinks I have IBS or a spastic colon. He gave me some medication (anti-spasmodics) and is going to do a colonoscopy next week. Hopefully I can tolerate the pain of this for the next week. If I have IBS, what in the heck can I do for that anyway? He suggested drinking more water and eating lots of fruits and vegetables.

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for your insight and hopefully I'll get this figured out because it is hard for me to tolerate this pain.

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Had those pains once. It hurt so much I couldn't even lay on my back. They took Xrays and found bruises on the outside of my stomach. He gave me a diet to follow...just like you would if you had ulcers. He also gave me acid reflux medicine. Felt alot better in a matter of hours.

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Keep in mind that you have a daughter who was diagnosed positive; she got her gene from one of her parents, and it could have been from YOU! So you are right to be suspicious about your own symptoms. It might be useful to test yourself to see if anything is going on.

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