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Hoping someone might have some new ideas. I am a 31 year old female. I have had stomach pain the left side of my abdomen for 4+ years now. It is just under the bottom of the left ribcage and radiates to my back.
99% of the time this pain occurs at night and it is currently happening almost nightly. It started several years ago as maybe once a month but has definitely progressed in the past couple years and is more frequent and more painful. Pain ranges from moderate to severe and can last for hours.
When the pain comes I experience nausea, occasional vomiting (but most often dry heaving), occasional bloating, and sometimes chest pain on the left side. Eating and drinking definitely seems to make the pain worse. Daily, I experience early satiety (but with no weight loss) extreme fatigue and weakness.
I have have been seeing a gastroenterologist and have had the following tests performed: 2x endoscopy, colonoscopy, 2x barium swallow series of x rays, normal x rays, ultrasound, blood work/urine tests, HIDA scan. The ultrasound did show gallstones, but since the pain is always on the left they don't think it is related and won't perform surgery.
I am at my wits end. I am getting 2-3 hours of sleep at night on average and then still getting up every day to go to work. I am in so much pain every night and I fear I may have to quit my job because I feel so weak and exhausted all the time. My relationships are suffering and I am depressed because I don't feel like anyone understands what I am going through.
Has anyone experienced anything similar that can offer possible insight? I am at a loss and desperately need relief!
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