Living with pain

When I had stomach issues it turned out to be my gallbladder. Took months for them to figure it out. You may wasnt them to check it

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thank you. I have a host of appointments lined up this month, in preparation for my knee surgery. so when I see my pcp. I will be sure to mention lupus

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thank you. I know what you mean. I’m hoping its something that’s an easy fix as well.

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they did both ct scan and ultrasound. not sure if the endoscopy checks galm bladder. but I’m having both endo and Colonoscopy done.

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Endoscopy checks gall bladder pancreas liver a few other things

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oooh great then. thanks

Have you been tested for Fibromylagia. I have had fibromylagia for 26 yrs. It seems like the older I get the worse it gets. I am in pain all the time. I am the best weather man around. When the barometer is up I hurt worse. I am on meds. Hope you feel better

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My mom has that. But O don’t know much about it. I do know you are suppose to stay out of the sun.

Update.
so after 4 consecutive weeks in the er for abdominal pain. no one can give me any answers.
it’s so frustrating. CT scan, normal, Ultrasound Normal. Now, im scheduled for a upper and lower GI, plus a barium swallow test all before my knee replacement.
Can I scream!!!

I would think something was wrong with me if I didn’t have pain. I have rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and glaucoma. My life is filled with pills,needles and frustration. The only relief I get is when I talk to the lord. He is a healer so I have to keep the faith that one day I will have a big testimony.

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Sun is good

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I’m right there with you

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I agree. if it was nott for God, I would not be able to smile through it all

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I suffer with chronic pain 24/7. I don’t think there’s anywhere I don’t have pain 🙁. I do hope your feeling better!

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Has anyone considered any medication you take being the cause? I have had some nasty side effects from medication. The majority of the time I either go to my pharmacist about reactions, side effects and medication interactions. If that could be a cause I go to the doctor over it. I let them know who I spoke to and what was said.
If the pharmacist doesn’t think it is medication related I start research myself. I look at current diagnosis, medication, if medication for 1 thing can cause the issues due to another diagnosis. I look at current 6and all symptoms, secondary diagnosis that are possible. So often there are other illness,syndromes & diseases that can occur with or because of main diagnosis and it’s easy to overlook. Especially if the doctors are not specialists or in cases of rare disease.
Sometimes a misdiagnosis has happened.
I had to have my Gallbladder removed after almost a year of pain and illness. Everyone blamed my stomach issues on other diagnosis or meds. It was none of those. When finally figured it out I was so sick it scared me my husband and kids bad. I spent several days on an IV so they could get me stable enough to remove it. It was inflamed and had a very bad infection. After removing it I spent several more days inpatient and had to go home with a drain tube and more antibiotics. I was in the hospital a week and have limited memory of most due to being so ill.
Sometimes its a case of over looking. Doctors don’t know what side effects of most medicines are, or issues with interaction between medications, they are not trained to know. Pharmacist are, always get the opinion of a pharmacist over medication concerns.
Sorry for the lengthy reply I am very wordy at times. These are some of the things I have learned, dealt with for myself or for others I have cared for. I hope you get answers and its a simple fix.

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that is the worse feeling. prayers for you

thanks. I look at everything. but I will take a closer look at my meds and secondary illness.

Abdominal pain which is constant and makes you consistently go to the ER deserves at least a f/up with a Gastroenterologist and possibly next an Abdominal CT scan with contrast, IMHO.

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You said you had an US, I think, if not that is always an initial abdominal imaging exam, as there is no radiation involved…

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It could be literally so many things that my advice if you want to get to the bottom of this now don’t wait for an family doc appt, call and tell them you want to be sent to a gastroenterologist stat. You live at the er. I’m a chronic pain patient for the last 16 years, 16 year breast cancer survivor, even the strongest chemo meds didn’t actually make my stomach have severe pain. But all my hair fell out…🤪Quick too…Or any pain. Pain meds can make the stomach upset for sure or many medicines can but I’ve never had one make my stomach be in pain. But not all stomachs are equal…Now a kidney stone can seriously give you stomach pain. And if they are big they can take a long time to move all the way thru but again all speculation. Definitely see a gastroenterologist ASAP or go to another er if you get back in that kind of pain.

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