Severe abdominal pain increasing in frequency and severity

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I wondered if anybody could help me at all. I am a 42 year old male in good shaoe, with a pretty healthy diet and have had no major health issues in my lfe. For the past 4-5 years I have had this very occasional bouts of severe stomach pain. They were so infrequent (maybe twice a year) thet initially I didn't do anything about it. I would feel mild discomfort, which within a hour or so would give me sever pain all over my abodmen (not emenating from a specific point). I describe the pain like sheet metal scraping against one another. I get very hot and sweaty although my temperature doesn't seem to spike. I don't have nausea or any bowel problems, but I cannot get comfortable regardless of what I do. The 'attacks' last for 3 hours of so and within 24 hours I feel pretty much back to normal. 

The pain went away for probably year, but then it came back. I am temporarily int he US with work so I went to the doctor here. He took my bloods but also tested and discovered I had H-pylori. So I took the aggressive course of antibiotics and hoped I'd found the cause.

But in May I had another episode and last week another (this is the shortest amount of time between). The pain was so severe that both times I ended up in the ER. 

In May I went to see a gastro specialist who said he thought it could be abdominal migraines (a UK doctor had suggested this too) and he gave me some drugs to take at the onset. Unfortunately they didn't do anything. 

Both times in the ER I was given Toradol which seemd to help with the pain. The thing is the pain is now lasting more like 6 hours + and I am still feeling some discomfort a week later and feel completely wiped out.

The gastro doc has given me something to take evry day that is usually prescribed for IBS (Thank you google). To be honest i am not a huge fan of being medicated everyday especially as no one knows the root cause.

I am kind of at the end of my tether, and open to any suggestions as to what it might be or suggestions of what I could do. 

Many thanks

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    Hi Adam, 

    Sorry I don't know what this is. Could it be that the antibiotics didn't work for H.pylori? Have you been back to doc about it since?? 

    Hope you figure it out, 

    Agirl xxx

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    I should have said - i was retested for the H-Pylori and it was gone. I had hoped that would be the end of it
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    Hi adam, you know docs are very quick to give you pain meds instead of finding out the problem. Do you have a good diet? Are you having issues with digestion? You should check your B12 , vitamin D and your gastrin levels as i have experienced lows of these , and they do cause these kind of symptoms but you need to have them checked because intense pain like that is a big no no and stay off of that toradol it to intense on your stomach and could make things worse. I use charcoal tabs with anti gas and bloating 2 per day when i am hurting and they are fine. Charcoal binds all toxins in your body.
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