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?I have always suffered with stomach problems, but have been on various contraception my whole life to try and ease/help with the pain. I thought at first that the excruciating pain was just my period pain/primary dysmennorhea, after a while though with it getting worse and more symptoms cropping up, my doctor and I thought it may be endometriosis so I was referred to a Gynaecologist. On meeting the specialist, and him examining me, I was informed that he didn't think it was anything 'Gynaey' but more so to do with my bowels. He said my colon seemed very tender and that I had a blockage on my left side. I have always since I was a little girl suffered with chronic constipation and from time to time bleed when going to the toilet. I don't eat much fibre and don't really drink that much. I have been to a dietician in the past but didn't feel like her advice was any good.
?My flare ups were coming on every other month and lasting about 4-5 days. Now it's happening to me every 3 and a half weeks and lasting 10/11 days. I suffer with severe abdominal pain, to the point where I am vomiting and nearly pass out. I cannot walk on my legs properly, I feel sick all the time and have loss of appetite. My legs, lower back and hips throb like crazy, like they're being pushed down with great force. I feel dizzy, I have sweats and go from hot to cold within minutes. I'm in a right state when it comes on! Paracetamol weren't doing anything, not even touching the sides. I was prescribed after a while, cocodamol - 30mg of the stuff! Makes me go really dizzy but takes the pain away within 10 minutes, I don't really care about the dizziness when I'm at the stage when I'm crawling on the floor in pain just to get to the medicine box. I keep being told it's IBS but this pain is SOMETHING ELSE! Honestly, it's a nightmare. I find that I'm pretty good with any types of pain but I CANNOT handle this! I'm thinking of asking for a CT scan? and maybe even then a Colonoscopy?
?Does this sound like Diverticulitis?! I just want some sort of a diagnosis so I can then learn how to manage it! Thanks in advance for any advice!
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