Re: Scared and SO sick :(
Really sorry to hear about all your problems.
How much do you smoke? It is just that the nicotine from the cigarettes can easily produce the symptoms of a panic attack and nicotine is known to increase you heart rate. You need to cut back or cut it out and this could possibly resolve a lot of your anxiety problems.
It sounds very much as if you could have IBS, especially as all your previous tests were negative. When you have this severe pain in your belly, back and going down your right leg, do you think that you are constipated. It sounds like it? Anyway, the back pain and leg pain could easily be sciatica, which then resolves on having your bowels open. Do you get the back pain and sciatica at any other time other than with the belly pain? There are two thoughts about this, one being that sciatica is a straight inflammation of the sciatic nerve and the other is that when you are constipated, the stools are so hard that they compress the nerve causing the pain and once you have a BM the pain will resolve. This could easily be what is causing your pain, as it does sound as if you are constipated.
You need to increase your intake of fruit and veg. and make sure that you diet is up to scratch. Plenty of carbs too. Increase your water intake too. Add some Metamucil, which is water soluble fiber and make sure you take plenty of water with it, at least 8oz I think, to prevent bloating. Eat a little live yogurt or take some Acidophilis caps to give your good gut bacteria a boost. You could also think of adding prune juice to your diet. It is excellent for constipation.
I think that if you can keep your bowels working well and cut out the smoking (easier said than done I know), then you have a good chance of helping the pains in your belly, back and leg and decreasing your anxiety.
Have you tried heat pads on your belly when the pain is bad? They are very good for relaxing all the muscles.
You may also benefit from some general relaxation and deep breathing exercises. Good for relaxing all your muscles and your belly too.
Hope this helps?