Undiagnosed abdominal pain

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I have been suffering severe intermittent high up abdominal pain for 6 years.It is like a wide band of pain around my waist to the back. I have had endless test and still don't know whats causing it. I have nausea everyday and have to take tablets.This can last up to 5 hours and then return later. I suck crystalised ginger, drink ginger and lemon tea, camomile tea, gaviscon and bicarb apart for the nausea tabs. I can't vomit anymore as I had an operation on my stomach last year. When I could vomit I did. This is not connected to that operation. I have to see the Gastorenterologist on 17th Oct. They brought my appointment forward from next Feb. Thank god. In 6 years I have had  scans, barium meals, camera, e-rays ect and I'm getting a bit worried. I have been in various degrees of pain 24-7 for the last 5 weeks and it makes me totally exhausted and sometimes have to go to bed in the afternoon as I can't function properly due to the pain. Has anyone got any ideas?

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  • Posted

    Have you been tested for h pylori and gastritis.
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      Hi Pippa. The doctor has given me antibiotics this week just in case it is h pylori, but I have only got two days tablets left and there's no change. I have had gastritis and duodenitis in the past, but need another camera to diagnose this. The trouble is I had to take the same antacid tablets when I had it. Do you think I could have it continuously for 6 years? My system is full of acid.

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    so sorry...I have a lot of pain too wakes me in early hours so cant sleep again.

    ​I use slippery elm for acid ...try health food shop, its natural powder.    your cause maybe wind, this can be the root of  a lot of pain and antiacid tablets wont help....you may have too little acid if over 40yrs.

    ​after the antibiotics use some probiotics to help reinstate good bacteria.

    good luck on 17th.



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      Hi RVF Thanks for your reply. I am a qualified Herbal Practitioner and have tried some herbs, but I am limited to what I can take due to other medication I take unfortunately. I have been taking probiotics for 40 years and they don't do anything for the acid or pain. I have had a bleeding throat for 4 years and they can't do anything about it. I will look into slippery elm and see if I can take it. Thanks.

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