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I have been suffering from severe Upper stomach pain from the last 6 months. It all started when I took 7 days antibiotics course for Hpylori. I did not have any symptoms of hpylori but doctor prescribed me the antibiotics (Amoxicilin, Clairythromycin & Nexium). Upon second or third day I developed extreme upper stomach pain and bloating but upon doctors suggestion I continued, I was dying everyday but I toughened up and continued taking the antibiotics. Now after 6 months I am still in pain everyday.
I have done endoscopy, mrcp/mri, ultrasound and blood tests all normal. I am describing the nature of pain here please help me identify whether this is related to pancreatitis or not.
I experience severe upper stomach pain that feels exactly like you get punched in your solar plexus or a severe upper stomach cramp. When deep breathing I can feel the pain and band like circle of pain surrounding my upper left front back and middle. Sometimes I feel out of breath and deep breathing is difficult. My upper stomach muscles tighten with slight activity and the inner stomach wall pain, the inner stomach walls feel swollen and sore and painful. Any activity like walking or brushing teeth tightens my stomach upper muscles. I used to think it maybe directly linked to my pain but now I think its because of malnutrition because of so much pain I was unable to eat properly and lost a lot of weight and somehow my stomach muscles are now directly connected to the source of pain and physical activity aggravates the pain. Eating does not particularly cause pain there is no pattern with eating causing pain, bowel movements are normal. I am young, and was a healthy and active person with no issue at all. I am a strong person but this pain is so painful and disabling that from the last 6 months I have not left my house. I cant do any physical activity. When pain is extreme I find it even difficult to breathe. The pain is there all the time but it isnt extreme all the time but still very very painful and disabling you can imagine someone punching you in your stomach and how it feels.
I started a thread a while ago requesting people to diagnose whether my symptoms are pancreatitis related or not. The reason is although docs have not found anything from the tests that suggest pancreatitis but the severity of pain and the fact that it happened after antibiotics and have not settled for so long, docs dont have answers and they are too quick and inclined towards pancreatitis.
Since doctors have no answer I have to find answers myself, in my other thread some good people suggested that my pain does not seem like pancreatitis as pancreatitis pain settles for sometime and is not continuously sitting there. But I read conflicting views on internet.
I am here to find answers and I would like everyone who have suffered from pancreatitis pain explain the nature of their pain and tell me whether my pain sounds like pancreatitis?
Link to my other thread: https://patient.info/forums/discuss/help-me-diagnose-pancreatits-share-your-experience-please-643820
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