Posted 14 August 2007 - 04:46 PM
OKay this is going to be long but hopefully informative:
First off, I would say either IBS or Endometriosis!!!
I am the queen of pain!! I have always had some stomach issues. Sorry for this but it didn't matter where I was, if I had to go, look out!!!! But that was it, never knew when or where but no pain...so I just delt w/ it!
WELL...last year about this time (July actually) I began to have these really sharp pains! Then would come and go and some would be worse than others, but basically they were sharp, shooting and had me basically imobile while they were occuring! I began freaking out! It would then shift to my belly button pain and even when I went to the bathroom it would hurt (like a bladder infection hurts when you pee). I would just be sitting at my desk at work or on the couch and I would have pain in my side, my stomach, down south, etc...
So I went to the doctor and I looked and researched ALOT online. Doctor said that it was IBS. Well I didn't want to believe it at first because I had that but never had the pain before. I didn't understand how it could just come out of the blue one day! I couldn't pin point it to any food in particular.
Long story short...I barely ate for 3 weeks (and I love food) but i thought food was doing it and I was afraid to eat. I lost 10 lbs in 3 weeks. I had to have a sigmoidoscopy to find out if it was some type of colon issue (which it wasn't) and that wasn't fun by the way!!!
They couldn't find anything wrong w/ me after that procedure, stool test, blood tests. I even had a trip to the ER my pain was so bad that night!! The vicoden was the only thing to help the pain at all. They gave me 2 different types of abdominal cramping medicine and that didn't work.
The only thing I didn't do was go to my gyno. The ER doctor told me it could be endometriosis but then after 3 weeks of hell, it just tappered off and stopped one day. I will get an occasional pain here and there but I haven't had anything like it since then!!! I put everything back into my diet (and then some) and no pain!
I told my gyno about it this year when I went in and she said it could be also endometriosis but she felt that at this point I had went so long w/out pain or anything that she didn't feel it was necessary to test me for that and pay for it unless I was in pain. So she told me that if it happens again, to go see her first!!! That way we could rule it out and go from there. I have a history of ovarian cysts (most women do and they don't know it)
So I just keep telling myself I have IBS and I some freak episode for 3 weeks!!
Anyway..sorry it was so long but I thought I should share what I went through and that way you know that maybe you should try seeing your gyno first and then go from there!!