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kathy1369
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Been having problems with my stomach for the past 16 months

Posted by @kathy1369, Dec 6, 2015

I have been having problems with my stomach for the past 16 months. I get severe abdominal cramps that render me almost unable to get out of bed. I alternate between severe constipation for a few days, and then either diarrhea or bowel movements that seem to go way past what I have consumed. My cramps will go away and then return without warning. There are very few foods that I can eat that do not worsen my symptoms, and when I am cramping, it feels like my tailbone is trying to break through my skin. I have been subjected to practically every test available in my area with no diagnosis made. I am at the end of my rope, because lying in bed In pain is a horrible existence.

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Hi @kathy1369
Welcome to Connect. How exhausting and frustrating to be in such pain and no diagnosis. It’s shot in the dark, but perhaps you could read the threads and connect with some of the other active members in the Digestive group. Many people with digestive issues have gone through a long journey of testing and will be able to relate to your situation.

For example, @DKFusion and @LeeAase who share here about celiac disease and the gluten challenge https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/was-my-gluten-challenge-too-short-my-daughter-tested-very-positive-for/

Or meet @lisas444 @peterhamilton @maryscribe and others on this thread https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mesenteric-panniculitis-or-schlerosing-mesentertis-auto-immune-around-small-intestine

What is the next step for you with your doctor?

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