stomach pain, severe but no diagnosis

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Hi, I've had severe stomach pain which seems to happen about once a month,sometimes twice. It is upper abdominal, I have a high pain threshold, this pain reduces me to tears every time I get it. There's is no trigger but the symptoms start the same. Around 5pm I will get a stomach pain that starts off dull similar to if you were really hungry, progressing each hour until you 10pm it's at it peak I can barely move no position can be made comfortable no tablet for acid or pain relief (tramadol) touches it. It keeps me up all night and symptoms dissappear around 7 am as if it never happened. I've had this for 5 years,  doctors diagnosed me with IBS although no symptoms are similar and there is certainly no relief in emptying my bowels. I've had blood tests for liver, all stomach functions, allergys and infections all negative. Every time I get pain I go to a&e as pain is so severe I feel as if something inside me has ruptured, shot I feel light headed due to pain. Despite all this doctors at a&e send me home with co-codaml and tell me to go see my doctor. I have been about 20 times in last year to be giving more anti acids which don't work. Can anybody help who has had similar symptoms it is affecting my quality of life as I feel something is seriously wrong in my abdomen and I'm being passed off as one doctor told me 'your in your 20s your not old enough for serious health problems,  you look well and people that are ill don't look well the look ill' yeah doctor you should see me at 3 am rolling around my floor in pain! 

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    Hi heather, whenever a doctor dont know whats wrong They put it off to ibs or acid. Try drinking some garlic capsule and peppermint tea both are very good for your stomach. Dont wait for the symptoms have a cup everyday. Please check your b12 levels and vitamim d as these will cause these symptoms if they are low. 
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      Thanks for your reply. That's what I felt like and I hear it's not uncommon for doctors to mis diagnose ibs. I had an appointment yesterday with specialist as I have finally been referred for endoscopy. He said by symptoms he can rule out ibs, gallstones and he said 1% chance of stomach ulcer. He didn't really say anything else other than he thinks some of my cells in stomach arnt doing what they are supposed to with regards to digestion and it's creating pain, and only way is through endoscopy and to take a biopsy during it. I'm so glad I am finally moving forward but as I have had this ongoing and the amount of pain I worry there is something seriously wrong, or something has been left untreated and has done damage. Thank you for advise I will try that in mean time. Have you had similar symptoms yourself? 
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      Yes i have had similar symptoms and it has been over a year now that i havent as i have made garlic my daily tea..No carbonated drinks and low consumption of sugar. I also have a 1/2 of lemon of lemon each day as my diagnosis is low stomach acid and this shows the exact same symptoms as too much acid. B12 is very important so i take 1000 mg daily capsules or tablets. 
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      Hi heather, just checking on you to see how you are feeling today and wishing you a good day .
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      Hi heather, just checking on you to see how you are feeling today and wishing you a good day .
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    Hi Heather,

    I have been experiencing similar symptoms to yourself. I am a fit, healthy 33 year old male. I never had a problem with my stomach until earlier this year. I experienced agonising pain in my upper abdomen that lasted for 7ish hours. Back ache and tiredness were the other main symptoms. I have since experienced these pains on a monthly basis. They start at various times of the day. It starts as a dull stomach ache and ends up in agonising pain for hours on end. I have had blood tests, a gastroscopy, ultrasound scan and everything came back normal. On my last visit to the doctor he asked me, "what do you think is wrong with you?" !!! He has given up and i have no idea where to go from here. I have tried Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, Gaviscon, Buscopan and Ranitidine. None have helped to ease the pain. Good luck in your quest to find out what's wrong with you. 

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      I understand that you are still in the same place and you may be angry and maybe a little scared not knowing whats going on but its so real and , its not in your mind. Do you drink tea? What about using probiotics and digestive enzymes these help with with the flora of your gut and they get it to work the way they are supposed to..A lot of times all those test , ultrasounds, scans and endoscopies will not see anything because there is nothing to see . I am not saying there is nothing wrong because something is obviously wrong.. It may be something simple like your b12 level low and vitamin D low also your gut flora, try some natural remedies to aid in digestion and see if this helps you in any way because i can tell you honestly, i have been there and i lived everyday in fear that i would pass out or have to call an ambulance but for well over a year now that has been a thing if the past  Thank GOD
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      Hi and thanks for your reply. I never drink tea but i will certainly give your suggestions a try. I will try anything to get rid of these pains!

      I have suffered eight bouts of this terrible pain now and it is really odd that it occurs like clockwork each month.

      I am at a low point because my doctor originally said 'don't worry, we will get to the bottom of this', but now he has casually written it off as IBS and said 'see if it fixes itself'.

      A couple of people have suggested that it may be stress related, and the first experience of my symtoms came after we put our house up for sale. We move into our new house next week so perhaps things will calm down, but i am a very relaxed guy and don't consider myself the type to get 'stressed out'.

       

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      A great tea to drink peppermint or just mint tea because it relaxes your stomach and try a vitamin b12 tablet 400mg 1 a day. This should give you some relief. Do you get any gas or bloating if you do try a garlic capsule for this you will be amazed as to the difference this will make. Acidophilus chewable tablets are a great probiotic to get your stomach together and check what you are eating..I do these on a regular basis and i have been pain free over a year. So oerhaos it will help you also..Something got to give.
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      Wow this is the first time I've heard anyone describe my exact symptoms. I've had this problem going on for four years and have had every test. Doctors have brushed me off too. I have had some luck with taming the symptoms by not eating all day and curling up on my right side with a pillow under my stomach and a heating pad. Has anyone here gotten a diagnosis?

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    Hello have you figured out what the issue is? I'm having the same exact issue went to ER and Doctor and they can't diagnose me with anything but the pain is real

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