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I will try to compress this into as small a post as possible with all the info I can.I apologise in advance for my grammar,punctuation and if I do not get points across properly too.
Approx 6 years ago my gall bladder burst and I got scepticemia I was well into the infection when they discovered it and was rushed into ICU and put onto strong IV antibiotics right away.I remember very little from that week except the agonising pain inbetween being sedated with morphine but after a week my gall bladder was removed and the doctors told me that the septicemia had damaged my pancreas.I was in the hospital for approx 2 months recovering.
Now I am on medications for sciatica (pain meds) and suffer from agoraphobia and severe anxiety which have developed steadily over the last 5 years ( not related but I don't know if I needed to put those) but the last 2 years at least I have been suffering from attacks of pain exactly like I had in the hospital, it is so agonising and scary I never forgot it so I knew it was the same pain.I feel a burning like a red hot poker pushed deep into my abdomen right in the centre just under the middle of my ribs and it can last anything from 2 to 10 hours a searing sharp hot pain.I start sweating,trembling and start to feel like I'm not quite with it (if that makes sense) the pain is so severe I cannot move and it makes my cry out in agony.Afterwards I feel so sore and exhausted especially if it is a long one and sometimes take a day or two to recover.These episodes have been getting more frequent over the last 18 months and in the last 4-5 months I've noticed other things that are different, I eat plenty anf healthy but I've lost a lot of weight, 4 dress sizes in 4 months and where I once had to take senna for constipation (caused by my pain meds) I now can go without them but my stools are greasy or oily kind of and much softer.I also notice that when the pain comes I can feel a hardening in the area between and just below the centre of my ribs where the pain hits.
I see my doctor as much as I can but he has prescribed me omeprozole and peptac liquid for acid both of which do nothing and I know this pain is not indigestion or any kind of acid reflux.
I am so tired and run down I look gaunt and sallow all the time and 20 yrs older than I did 5-6 yrs ago.
I don't know what else I can do but thought maybe somebody recognises some of what I am experiencing and if they cannot advise at least I know I'm not alone.
I have just about had enough.
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