Constant abdominal pain for 1.5 years. No Doctor is yet to know what is causing it, please help

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Hi, I have had this pain for 1.5 years and is often to the beat of my heart. I have never had a day over this time of feeling normal. After eating large meals it can get worse but I have never found any food in my diet to trigger the pain. I feel like I have tried everything and all the following tests have been clear.

  • Gastroscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Urine test
  • Blood test
  • Stool test

I have also tried the Low FODMAP diet for 6 weeks and didn't help (this includes dairy and gluten free). Other things have been tried including peppermint supplement, pro-biotics, ranetidine and ompeprazole.

It could be some sort of IBS but I have never had any problems with diarrhea or constipation

Any help would be appreciated thanks

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    Very similar to my problem. I got H Pylori test positive. Did you go for it?

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      Well for me that tested without asking me, along with the endoscopy. Actually I get confused why many patients I hear don't go for H Pylori test.

      They say 60% of world population has H Pylori. And that makes me think, what it means to be H Pylori positive.

      My doctor, even when H Pylori was positive, was stressing more that it's a gastritis problem due to stress.

      So I am not sure how important is it to get it tested.

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    Did any GI ever suggest treatment with amitryptiline?It is commonly prescribed for muscle spasm in the stomach.

    There is a natural herbal remedy that is worth a shot, a forty year old remedy, Iberogast that brings relief to a lot of people. I found it from a fellow gastroparesis sufferer then my research found so many people who had found help for many different issues. I too had so many tests with no answers until I finally went to a gastric surgeon and she scoped me and solved the mystery. It can be a frustrating nightmare. I am so sorry you are going through this. Blessings and hope to you friend. Praying for you

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