Thank You HealthBoards!
I am thrilled I found HealthBoards a few years back now.
I was suffering from upper abdo pain. So painfull I would cry, lasting for hours at night.
Anyhow, after seeing my GP, i was referred, various tests were carried out over a period of 3 years. The final conclusion was there was nothing wrong with me.
That's when I found HealthBoards. I was at my lowest point. I needed some light at the end of the tunnel. I went to see a private consultant and he was unsure what was going on too. I put my symptoms on a post here on Healthboards and I got support, people who were going through the same thing. It makes such a huge difference to hear you are not alone.
I also got some valid points on which to research, and after I used what I had learnt and taken it to my consultant, he agreed what needed to happen.
After 4 years of pain and suffering, being poked and experimented with. Seeing doctors shake their heads. Telling me "it could be this" or it "must be this" when it wasn't. I had an answer.
My consultant agreed, it's rare for this to have happened, and there was little evidence to say it would work. However, an operation was carried out, and from that moment on I have felt fantastic.
Life has resumed to normal. Something I had given up on!