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Hello all I am new to the forum.
So I have had problems with my stomach for many years this as always been put down too IBS I was given lansoprozole and colofac to take for years.
Around the beginning of December 2016 I started with really severe pain in the left side of my abdomen just under the ribcage, through to my lower back and a sharp pain down the left should into my forearm, I didn't go to my go straight away but felt that it would be better for me to take a few days away from work as I thought the stress I had recently had whilst at work was causing my ibs to flare up, so the few days off I seemed to be having more frequent pain and it really didn't feel right, I went to my gp, I had blood tests and all was clear, had an endoscopy which was also clear, I was sent for an ultrasound scan and the scan showed stones in the gallbladder aswel as lots of sludge.
Ok so that's ok my gp refers me to a specialist, 3 weeks later I get the appointment through and go see him.
The specialist made me feel like I was at a job interview I truly felt like he didn't believe the symptoms I was experiencing was true, so he lays me on the bed and examines my tummy, he pushed that hard he reduced me too tears, and then said "oh is it that painful" hell yes it is 😳 So he then tells me that all though it has been confirmed that there are stones present he doesn't think it's my gallbladder causing the pain, so he sends me for a colonoscopy and says if this is clear he will look at removing the gallbladder.
The colonoscopy was clear and apparently is really healthy.
I am still in pain constantly at the left side, occasionally have a cramp sort of pain to the right of the abdomen but the left side seems to be constant, I'm a larger lady anyway so losing a few pound won't hurt me, I'm lost approx 1stone since December and I am taking oramorph 4 x daily, I am off sick from work and still not knowing what I am to do.
If anyone as any advice I would truly appreciate it, I feel as though I am being dramatic at times but the pain is controlling my life, please help 😪 Thanks in advance.
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