Having Some Stomach Problems Of My Own...
Posted 22 February 2006 - 06:33 AM
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!
Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:09 AM
None of my doctors have been able to figure out what causes it.
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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Posted 24 February 2006 - 09:44 AM
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.
Posted 24 February 2006 - 02:18 PM
Posted 24 February 2006 - 11:28 PM
IgA & tTg Positive
DQ2-0201 (celiac) and DQ1-0604 (gluten)
Casein IgA positive
Mom has 2 celiac genes
Both kids have a celiac gene.
Lots of celiac disease in my family, both sides.
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