No diagnosis but have had difficult 5 years of GI issues
I started having Gastrointestinal issues in 2018 out of nowhere. I was a healthy kid and up to that point a healthy teenager. I had no issues with different foods and my food options consisted of a variety of foods with no restrictions. My parents loved to cook so we rarely ate out or had processed foods. But in 2018 that all changed and I started experiencing severe abdominal pain and bloating after eating food along with constipation. My bloating was so painful I looked 5 months pregnant and it normally would occur within 30 minutes to an hour. I have seen 3 gastroenterologists (2 pediatric gastroenterologists and 1 adult gastroenterologist) and have had a colonoscopy, endoscopy, been tested for celiac disease, SIBO, and had negative exams for Crohns and ulcerative colitis, I’ve had a lot of blood work, CT scans and X-rays (to monitor constipation) and everything has come back normal or negative. I’ve eliminated dairy and have maintained a FODMAP diet for two years now because dairy and FODMAP foods make it worse but even “safe foods” from the low FODMAP diet are still causing abdominal pain. It’s almost as if my stomach is just sensitive to food all of a sudden and it struggles to digest it. I am at a loss as to what is going on with my gastrointestinal system and after 5 years of dealing with this and being so restricted with food it’s starting to affect my mental well-being because I have no answers and no relief. The only symptom I have been able to “fix” is the constipation but unfortunately because I’m taking Motegrity for it. If anyone knows something that can help or can help guide me. I just want to be normal again and be pain free. I’m desperate for answers.