Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:10 AM
I am pretty certain this can no longer be diagnosed as IBS, although the doctors are stumped, but I want to know if anyone on here has ever experienced anything similar.I posted a couple of weeks ago regarding abdominal pain I had been experiencing in my left upper abdomen. I went to the doctor and based on the location of the pain he said that my stomach was spasming and prescribed me Buscopan. I took these for a week and the pain did seem to stop, I was pain free for about two weeks although I was continuously nervous that it would return... Last Friday I had a burning pain in my back and the RIGHT side of my abdomen, which felt like the same pain but in a different location. I took soluble paracetemol and upped my dosage of Buscopan but nothing touched the pain. I put up with it over the weekend with a view to phone the doctor on Monday morning and get an emergency appointment as I wanted tests done to see what was going on. However, I didnt make it to Monday morning because at 3am I woke up and vomited blood. My boyfriend took me to the closest A&E, where they took blood tests, a urine sample and did a physical exam and an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed nothing out of the ordinary, the physical exam was a bit tender in places and the bloods were fairly inconclusive. My liver fucntion was normal but my amylase levels from my pancreas were higher than normal - however the doctor said not high enough to be too worried. He said my reading was 190, I have googled all over the place to try and work out whether this is bad and every website says something different.They sent me home with a prescription for antacids on the basis that it could be gastritis. They were clearly baffled, as am I. I am 23, weigh 115lbs, I barely touch alcohol, there really is no reason for me to have gastritis or an ulcer which is the other option they mentioned.I have not had the pain since I have been taking the antacids, but it also stopped when I started taking the antispasmodics, so I can't be sure that the tablets are working and I am always waiting for the pain to come back.I had my blood tests repeated this morning to check my amylase levels have gone back to normal. This is the bit that worries me the most, as there doesnt seem to be any GOOD diagnosis surrounding increased amylase levels.So, if anyone can offer up any reassurance or know anyone who has suffered from a similar thing and has any idea what it could be, it would be great to get a response. Also, if anyone is having persisting abdominal pain and not getting anywhere with the doctor, don't let them fob you off with the old IBS umbrella if you feel there is something more.