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Two weeks ago yesterday I started feeling extreme pain in my upper left quadrant (just below my ribs next to my stomach). I went to the GP (not my regular GP as she was sick) and was told I had gastro and to go home with some buscopan. By that evening I was so sick I got a friend to take me to the Emergency Room. They did a pregnancy test (no need but you know I'm a woman so they always do), full blood tests, and a contrast CAT Scan of the abdomen and everything was clear but my pain was chronic. I stayed in hospital for 4 days and my specialist sent me home saying it was likely "fatty tissue" that had broken off causing pain and to come back if I'm in any more pain after day 9. It got worse on Day 8 and he booked me in for a gastroscopy on Day 9. I haven't got the results back from the gastroscopy yet (I don't se that specialist again until October 13 but surely if he found something he would get me to come in)
He also told me to speak with my rhuematologist (I have fibromyalgia) who informs me that it is absolutely NOT fibromyalgia and that I need to go back to the gastroenterologist. I can't get in to see anyone in his office until October 8 at the earliest and as I said I can see him on the 13th.
Problem is - the pain is now also in my lower right quadrant (I think bowel area - it feels like it did when I had campylobacter in Feb but the diarrhea isn't as bad). I was constipated for two weeks but the past three days I have light diarrhea and no fever. My fibro is playing up majorly as a result of this. I'm desperate for answers.
I've had four surgical procedures (stomach, gall bladder and two gastroscopies) in the past 2 years - but have never felt as sick as I do now. I don't want to go back to the ER and be sent home with the "we don't know what it is" again.
Does anyone have any ideas what this could be?!?!?! Are they just missing something? The pain is stabbing cramps every 5-15 minutes. It has me doubled over. Yesterday, I ran out of endone given to me by the hospital last week - so today I'm really noticing the absolute agony.
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