Originally Posted by randjj1
Was wondering if anyone has any insight. I have had constant left upper abdominal pain for 5 months now. Colonoscopy, CT scan, bloodwork all negative. When it first started it was under my ribs and I had a lot of gas/burping. Over the months it has varied in intensity and location from upper to mid to back - now I'm not as gassy, but it has settled into kind of a vague feeling like my skin is inflamed just under the surface and is in my upper left abdomen and back. It is sensitive to light touch (especially if it's unexpected like leaning over something and not thinking about it). Not affected by eating or BM. Better when lying down. Also seems to alternate with left hip/back pain which feels muscular - don't know if this is related in some weird way. The pain has never gone completely away in 5 months - either I have the hip/back pain or the burning sensitive upper abdomen and back. Any thoughts? Could it be nerve related or muscular/myofascial? Any suggestions on other tests/what it could be?
Thank you for any input. I'm posting on the neuro board too.
The left abdominal pain that you have, I had it and it would go up in my back on my left side, I had it for about seven months, I had been on nexium for about three years, so after all kind of tests the endoscopy,colonscopy,ultrasound, cat scan , all kind of blood test,
all the doctor told me was take the nexium, so I thought it was the nexium that was why I had all the bad pain that I was having, so I just stop taking it , in about one month after stop taking it,all of my symptoms was gone, what I was taking the nexium for was heartburn, and that is all that it did help, after taking it for three years, two days off of it I had the heartburn, but I will take the heartburn any day, cold water can help the heartburn sometime, why take something that will make you have all kind of symptoms.
I do not know if you are on any ppi,
but the way you said your was is just like I was.
I sure hope that you will fine something that will help you, I know how you feel.