thank you for your understanding and support
yes, do get a referral to a pain clinic--i hope you can get in to see someone soon.
and yes, that sounds like good information that you read about visceral hypersensitivity and combining amitriptyline with an ssri. that sounds like a good idea.
at least it would be good to talk everything over with your psychiatrist--especially if he's understanding and supportive. it may not help you specifically with the pain per se but it might help you mentally to cope with it. and it would be good to talk with him about the awful feelings that you have that you mentioned earlier and the guilt you feel for missing family events and everything--your feelings of hopelessness...things like that...