In desperate need of help PLEASE READ
I had surgery 4/27/10 have been extremely sick from the get go. Became lactose intolerant 1 week after surgery so thats out of the way, had a stricture in June an ulcer in July and a horrible gall bladder attack and had that removed in August. Since the gall bladder out still very sick and vomiting, was in the hospital from August till February running tests and nothing has came back Now fast forward to 3/1/11 Finally got the dr to go in to do exploratory. Cut an inch of my bowel out had an intetception and scar tissue.. I felt great the best ever felt in almost a year on 3/10 I became so violently ill and in soo much pain in thought I was going to die, was hospitalized for 3 days. Found nothing other than my liver was showing signs of failing (since ok) been having these gut wrenching pains under my ribs from left to right that feels like someone is wringing my intestines out. These pains generally come at night and last for hours and I can only lay in the fetal position and cry.. I have had every test ran, celiac, olgie sphyincter, pancreas, liver, you name it I seen a pancreas dr in beginning of May he had an MRI done and said my pancreas is small and showing signs of something not sure what. Went to the GI dr 2 weeks ago with such high hopes that he was going to help and said he didnt know what to do and was handing me over to a pain specialist. This guy will not help either... PLEASE HELP I am living a life of hell and constant pain above my belly button and under my left ribs and 3-5 times a week having these gut wrenching pains They have me on levisin as an anti spasm Vailum to relax me Elavil to bring up my pain tolerance and Percocet 10/325.. I can not go to the bathroom on my own even taking culutrelle and miralax twice a day is not helping... I am open to any help, thoughts, anything at this point...
on 6/7/11 2:26 am
For the constipation have you tried magnesium oxide? I take 500 mg twice a day, along with Miralax daily, probiotics and fiber and I have been doing a lot better.
WLS 10/28/2002 Revision 7/23/2010
High Weight (2002) 240 Revision Weight (2010) 220 Current Weight 115.
I had a lot of trouble with nausea for a long time after my surgery and was finally diagnosed with gastroparesis (which doesn't sound like what you have). All it took was a prescription pill twice a day, and I have felt great ever since. However, I had to see four doctors before I found one that knew what was wrong with me.
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I'm with you here. I've got the same area of pain. It's searing and un-freakin-barable! I got hospitalized in early May. My weird thing was that my liver enzymes went from NORMAL to 1470 within just a few hours. I've only had 4 "attacks" since September. They always come at night. I've got a few dr's telling me revision - I'm not so sure. Gal bladder gone in May of 09. But I'm trying to seek some different answeres. I can eat and drink and have no issues with expelling and no vomiting. If you find something let me know. If I find something I'll share it with you too. Good luck