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I have been suffering constant and often severe pain in my upper right quadrant radiating to my back. Symptoms started late December 2014 and haven't eased since.
I have had Gastrostomy and an MRI of the area both of which have shown little, only slight thickening of the gallbladder walls. I am currently taking Tramadol 50mg as required through the day, usually 3 to 4 as I am still having to work (as a mechanic of all things) and don't want it affecting my mental ability. I have also been taking amitriptyline 50mg at night to help me sleep though these have been changed to Gabapentin.
In short I have had this pain for a very long time and as it is not something obvious there seems to be a lack of interest in finding the cause. Instead I seem to be getting mugged off with painkillers which isn't a cure. My daily life is poor, I go work and by the time I am finished I am in agony so dose up and go bed which is affecting my family life and even my 2 children are noticing.
What has now got me worried is that a work colleague has recently opened up to me about how his sister died. She was suffering a similar pain to myself for 18 months, she kept going doctors who kept saying it was Cyatica, by the time she had been admitted into hospital she was diagnosed with advanced cancer and unfortunately died soon after. Now I am not saying this is what I have, however there is something wrong and it could be something life threatening yet I am now being told it is a nerve issue with no diagnosis to back it up.
So to summarise I am in pain and getting very worried. I have no idea how to move forward with this or get the answers I want. Any advise on how I can progress or any ideas what may be causing this will be very much appreciated.
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