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I am 32yrs old and I have a 3yr old and hardly or should I say no family support for childcare either my doctor as given me tramadol for the pain 2 tablets every 4 hrs (it joking right? With a 3yr old) I've tried codeine but they just make me feel sick, I can't cope anymore x I feel like I never get a break and the last 2 week have been the worst in the 2 years I have experienced these pains, I can only describe the pain as that of a contraction x the pain can be so intense sometimes I'd rather be giving birth, at least I'd know eventually there would be a baby n the pain would stop x
Maybe 3 years ago I started having these pains in my abdominal area, mainly below rib cage x pretty much where my gallbladder was, as the episodes were far n few I just put it down to indigestion x i had a bad attack one day about 2yrs ago in iceland i had one of unbearable attacks, the pain consumed my upper torso, abdominal area, stomach, I found it impossible to take one step further, I couldn't push the trolley any further x a security guard noticed I was in some discomfort and assisted me x I went to AnE, I was given a chest x-ray the pain so bad n my breathing I assumed I had had some mild heart attack maybe asthma but when doctor came back told me my chest was clear, I was basically sent on my way w8th paracetamol that I had 2 wait a further 20mins for x
To be quite honest I felt as if doctor thought I was making it up but if a further scan bit further down had been done then, I possible would be pain free now x
After AnE visit I spoke to many friends for advise and all seemed to believe the pain to be caused from indigestion, so I started self-medicating x bas8cally the usual suspects prescribed for indigestion omzrprazole x I had to do something the attacks were unbearable x they are now constant, I'm afraid to walk down street eat in case an attack comes on x Without high pain relief I can't cope breathing hurts x I'm tired emotional x
I continued to self -medicate, at times my pain was so bad I had to put my fingers down my throat n get sick, this would ease the pain n allow me to drift off
The pain sometimes is beyond it feels like my stomach inside are being twisted I feel Luke my insides are literally rotting x despite the medication the pains never went away x
I convinced myself it was indigestion and if I didn't take each day I'd suffer terrible but I found myself doubling up as it went on and it just covered problems up rather than cured x indigestion is a symptom so it's understandable how I thought I had indigestion as the pills worked I took x but again it never went away x
I finally had enough I had an attack while out with my daughter and it was so upsetting for us both,
I went doctors n he prescribed one med after another but nothing worked finally after a ultrascan I was diagnosed with gallstones inflammation, gb will be coming out asap hopefully.
I have had the worst 3 mths in my life, I can nip to shop round corner n I'll get an attack no triggers nothing I've eaten drank no warnings x when this happens I can not function the pain grips me, it's hard to take another step, n my breathing is getting worse with each attack, I can have 1-2 attacks daily now x it's affected my way of life x I can't eat sleep constantly in pain and I don't have childcare to sit an AnE all day with a 3yr, I'm worried about after op to with no support x I've told doctor my concerns and was prescribed more strong pain killers, I need them 25mins 2 tablets I'm knocked out for hrs, so take half the recommended dose instead and grin n bear it til my daughter goes to bed
When I went to doctor I cried n told him it felt like something physical was inside me rotting away, n I was right there was, to get an answer was like winning the lottery x I'll finally be pain free?????? What can I do to speed things up x shall I go to Ane I'm waiting on consultant 1st appointment
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