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Last month after jogging i felt a dull pain in my lower right abdomen that did not go away. The first gastroenterologist i went to acted like she didn't really care and just gave me meds for gas which did not work.
I went to a different doctor and she was nicer, she told me to do some work ups, i have done blood tests, urinalysis, pelvic ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, whole abdomen ct scan, gastroscopy and colonoscopy, all of which were normal/clear.
She put me on antibiotics for a week and meds for my GERD for two weeks, i have had gerd since 2007, the pain went away for about a week but came back. My doctor was out of the country when the pain came back so i went to a different doctor, He told me take Pantoprazole and Domperidone and spasmomen for 2 weeks, he suspects it's a movement problem. The meds help a little, sometimes theres dull pain, sometimes i feel nothing. The past few days i noticed that i feel the dull pain at night before going to bed, the pain moves to the left side now too. I have no diarrhea, I have no problems with bowel movement, i do that normally every morning. I plan to go back to my original doctor this week since she is back from her trip.
About the same time when i felt the pain in my stomach last month, i saw a bald spot on my head. About the size of a coin which freaked me out of course. The dermatologist said its alopecia areata. My thyroid was checked and it was normal, which is good news because it means the cause of my alopecia was stress and not something serious. Hair is starting to grow back in that spot now.
In the middle of going back and forth to the doctor last month, one night at home, i had a panic attack. I haven't had a panic attack in years and i had one again because of this. Maybe it was the stress of not knowing what was wrong, the stress of going back and forth and doing a ton of tests.
Since january, its been stressful and tiring at work. I have read articles that stress can cause tummy aches.
I am holding on to the fact that it's nothing serious because all of my tests are normal. But it would still be good to know what's causing the dull pain. I try not to think about it anymore, trying to live my life the way it was before all these happened.
Has anyone experienced something similar to this? It's very frustrating. I'm thinking could it be IBS? I am also thinking of talking to a psychiatrist, maybe it's all in my head? But how can it be all in my head when i am feeling physical pain.
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