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I've bounced around from GI docs, to gynecologist, to physical therapist, to my PCP. No one knows what's causing my localized, lower abdominal discomfort and skin pain.
I'm a chronic worrier that self diagnoses at every turn. I shouldn't even be writing on this forum, honestly. I've diagnosed myself with some kind of tumors on my spine causing my abdominal pain - and malignant peritoneum mesothelioma. It's ridiculous. I'm ridiculous.
But god, I want this to go away. I've had worsening constipation issues for the last 3 years. Colonoscopy 2 years ago was fine, endoscopy shows some reflux. I've had transvaginal ultrasounds and pelvic ultrasounds. I had an abdominal MRI 2.5 years ago. My last abdominal CT was March of 2015.
I'm on Linzess 290 for the constipation and was put on that in March of this year. I've had daily, chronic lower abdominal pain 2-3" below my navel area that has been happening since December 2015. In April, I also started experiencing skin pain that feels like sunburn or visceral hypersensitivity. The discomfort I have is not excruciatingly painful, on the inside. It can be, but it's not awful.
I've been diagnosed with health anxiety and have been on Celexa for the last month and a half. The first week on the meds, my pain disappeared. It was so great. But of course, it returned. I find that my symptoms have also gone away when I'm on vacation. Part of me knows, somewhere in the back of my mind, that life-threatening illnesses don't just disappear at random when you're more relaxed or experiencing a placebo effect.
I'm just exhausted at trying to find answers to my problems. My constipation has gotten better but the pain remains.
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