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Hi I've posted on here a few times and still trying to work out what is wrong with me! Had upper left problems for 6 years. Started around age 26. I used to drink a lot from about 20 until last couple of years. Prob a bottle of wine most nights and spirits on weekends. I had a 9 month break during each of my 3 pregnancies.
Always suffered from ibs from a child but usually pain is low down. I am a very highly stressed person and I suffer anxiety, and OCD! I have been also called hypochondriac many times!
Anyway upper left pain stated just below my ribs 6 years ago, slightly to my middle. Used to feel like an air bubble lump, was never painful enough to go to hospital but uncomfortable. Made me feel clogged up right to my throat even when I hadn't eaten, I had endoscopy, ct, ultrasound lots of bloods and nothing found. I put up with it and it disappeared for a year when I split with my ex and I was out a lot drinking every day and had no pain, no worries no anxiety attacks for the first time in my life I felt like nothing worried me!
Then I met my currant partner fell pregnant after 5 months with my 3rd child no pain still until about 2 weeks after her birth via c section then the horrible annoying pain I thought had gone forever returned. I am in a stressful relationship with her dad and it's very on and off so I know that doesn't help.
Anyway in the past year and half the pains are worse and I've been googling and googling and it all links to chronic pancreatitis! Docs think I'm mad, I've had colonoscopy, more bloods, detailed MRI of pancreas, stool tests all negative so I'm told no way it could be!
The original pain I agree could be bowels as when I press hard and massage the area it releases gas and really helps me, but I now experience shooting stabbing pains under left breast, in my side and back and they only last a second or two but are quite strong. Also left side sometimes feels like my ribs are bruised although they are tender to touch it's not excruciating and my daughter can still jump on me fine!
I am mainly constipated sometimes with mucus but always dark brown stool never pale, I never vomit either. The pain is 100% worse day after alcohol but if haven't worked out if any foods make it worse I seem to be able to eat really fatty things and no trouble.
Sorry for long post but it's getting me down so much and I just want to know what's wrong with me! Just want to know it's not my pancreas soo can stop worrying so much!!
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