Re: Please help unbearable stomach pains!!!
If you don't have insurance, I recommend that you don't waste your money on doctors. My 11 yr old daughter has the same problem. She has had x-rays, CT, stool tests for parasites, h.pylori test for bacteria.....all come out negitive for anything abnormal. Yet she has been plaqued with reoccurent, constant stomache aches which seem to be getting worse. I am worried that she will be like you...18 and sick of being sick! We have tried anti-acids...which don't help. She is somewhat of worry wart too and stress may play apart. At first, the doctors just said she had constipation and told us to give her Miralax. If you read the lable, it says that it may cause stomach ache....which is what I am trying to get rid of and not to take if you have a stomach ache (so we never gave it too her). She has frequent diarrea...and lately has had healthy looking stools, but still has the stomach ache. Some of your discomfort could be constipation and I suggest you try a product called "internal flush". It's all natural and makes you have to "go" about 12-15 hrs after you take it...and it doesn't cramp your stomach.
Frustrated with the doctors, I have been doing a lot of research and I found 2 other possiblities. The lastest is a disorder called fructose malabsorption (FM). My daughter has all the symptoms and I have contacted a gastroenterologist who has a hydrogen breath test machine and can do the test for FM. Since you don't have the $$ to see the Dr., you can do a trial diet and see if it helps. If it does, then that may be your problem. You can google fructose malabsorption to find the info on it.
Another thing you can look into is Vitamin Defiencies....esp. Vit. B's. A vitamin B12 defiency can cause all sorts of problems...including gastrointestinal.
One more thing you can do. You can buy a probiotics supplement. This helps replace the natural flora and bactiera needed in your gut that may have been lost. I take this and a mult-vitamin with digestive mulit -enzyme suppliments in it. I was having problems with gas and burping. Since I started taking these, my problem has gone away. I order all my suppliments online or you should be able to find these at walmart or nutrional stores like GNC.
Hope this info helps and at least one of these suggestions work for you to at least reduce your symptoms.
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