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    I have posted this in a couple of places because I was not sure where to post it, but would appreciate some suggestions.

    I have been a lot of stomach issues lately, main symptom is 20-30 mins after eating I get really bad abdominal pain, that last 2-4 hours and nothing I have done seems to help it.

    It is not what I am eating anything can cause it, for a few weeks it happened every other day or so and not after every meal. Last week it started to be everyday, but not every meal, then of course it happened after every meal, I could get away with eating a few mouthfuls of things but not more.

    I realized then that it was very much like the attacks I had before having my gallbladder removed.

    I tried pain meds, not much help, antispasmodics, no help caused retention as usually. Tried a few other meds but none helped, the only thing I can do is lie down with a heating pad.

    The pain is all over and aggravates my IC big time. No sleep for me.

    The other day my Dr. decided I need an ultrasound to see if they can see anything going on (waiting to find out when this is), and put me on diclectin (doxylamine succ/pyridoxine) a medication used for morning sickness.

    I have taken 3 pills, I am to take one in the PM/AM.

    They about 1/2 the abdominal pain, but really increase IC pain, my bladder is on fire as well as a very sore low back and a bit of retention.

    I didn't take a pill this am and feel quite a bit better IC wise, I have not eaten yet so don't know about my abdomen, it dies down to a dull roar when I don't eat.

    I talked to my Dr. and told what was going on and he said to try 2 pills tonight and see how it goes. I think he heard my say it made my retention worse, but not the burning in the bladder. Basically he left it up to me if I take it again tonight or not and to call or go see him tomorrow.

    I need to do something as I can't function like this, don't eat (have trouble with blood sugar), eat have severe pain for next few hours, take med and have IC flare for a day, I feel kind of stuck.

    Anyone else tried this med as it is used to morning sickness, and did you flare from it. I suspect I am flaring from the Vit B6 in it.

    It also drys me out big time so I am soooooo thirsty, hence needing to pee lots which I don't mind when I can go but it takes about 6 hours after taking med before I can go.

    Any suggestions, all welcome

    Thanks MG
    My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.

  • #2
    It's good that you are seeing your doctor about this one. Did the symptoms start suddenly? The reason I ask is my mother had a gallstone stuck in her common duct years after she had her gall bladder removed. They sent her to a specialist and it was removed with a gastroscope. The doctors told us it was unusual, but not rare. I hope you can track down the problem soon so you will feel better.

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    • #3
      Thanks Donna

      Now that I have been thinking about it I realize it has been happening since end of March. At first it would happen if I ate lunch and then went out for a walk, so I changed the order I did things, I still got the ab pain from time to time but I was at home and could sit with my heating pad.

      I had an ultrasound 2 years ago and it showed the left from having my gallblader removed was dialated, but they didn't think too much of it at the time, so I am schedualed for an Ultrasound to have it rechecked, actually my whole ad checked to see if they can see a problem anywhere.

      I didn't do well on the med my dr rxed me as it caused my bladder to flare big time and then I went into total retention so I spent yesterday afternoon at the ER, getting my bladder drained.

      The flare has settled down a bit now and I can pee again, so things are looking up, but will X that med off my list.

      I think my abdonmen is a bit better as well, so I will keep my fingers crossed it stays that way, because until I have the ultrasound in mid Sept, there is not much else I can do.

      Have a good day MG
      My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.


      • #4
        Sorry to hear this MG. Did you get your ultrasound yet? Just wondering what they found. Hope you're tummy is feeling better.
        IBS 4/04; IC 8/05; Vitamin B-12 Deficiency 7/06; Asthma 9/06; Citrus, MSG, Sulfate/Sulfite, Nitrate/Nitrite, Sodium Benzoate Allergy diagnosed 9/06; Fibromyalgia 6/07; Pelvic Floor disfunction 2007; Hysterectomy 10/08; Fallopian Tube Cyst removed 5/10; Chronic Diarrhea since 12/10 ; Ulcerative Colitis 4/12

        Elmiron 3x day
        Trazadone at bedtime
        Tramadol as needed for pain
        Monthly B-12 injections
        Continuous Birth Control (even though I had a hyst, to control cysts)
        heating pad, hot epsom salt baths, strict IC diet
        Interstim implant 9/11
        Ulcerative Colitis Meds - Remicade, Azathioprine, Lialda, prednisone several times a year

        Failed Bladder Treatments
        Lyrica, Elavil, Detrol, Detrol LA, Ditropan, Sanctura, Flomax, Prelief, Pyridium & Urelle (allergic!), Lidoderm patches, long term antibiotics - Macrobid and others, instillations (ouch!), CystaQ, pelvic floor therapy, fulguration, bladder injections, bladder stretching


        • #5
          No I can't get an ultrasound till mid Sept.

          My stomach is not 100%, but it is much better, so I figure I will probably never know what it was unless it happens again or by some chance it shows up on the ultrasound.

          Thanks for asking MG
          My are with you all. May you all find a way to peace and joy in your lives.