Hello, I've had stomach pain over the past 8 years that is so severe that I can't hold a full time job. No test I have taken (colonoscopy, blood test, stool test, xray etcetera) comes up with anything. It's very inconsistent and the only noticeable difference in my pain is what I eat. I'm lactose and gluten intolerant yet even when I stick to this diet it still hurts alot. The diet only stops it from going from bad to worse. My bowel movements can range from constipated to soft and if I have something like gluten then runny. There are some medications that have a mild effect on my stomach like pepol Bismol and Imodium but they aren't that effective. The pain is mostly in the middle of my stomach right around the belly button. There are periods of time I call attacks where the pain goes to a level I cant really describe. I call them attacks. During these attacks my stool almost looks mashed but it doesn't turn into diarrhea. Im also glued to the toilet. At these times the only relief is a hospital visit in an ambulance and some morphine. These only really happen when I've either have eaten something I'm allergic to or I've just had a diet with alot of sugar and just bad diet food in general. There's never usually any hardness to my stomach when you push on it. The pain is kind of a mixture of dull and sharp but at the end of the day it's kinda hard to explain what it feels like so I just call it cramping. It feels like having to throw up but on the other end(only during attacks). You feel like you have to go then when you do it hurts coming out except the difference being that it doesn't really help the pain it just makes it worse. And it actually hurts my anus almost like it's burning but I don't think it's actually burning. The "burning" sensation only lasts a few minutes after the bowel movement and the worse my stomach hurts the worse my anus hurts when I take a bowel moment. There's no blood in my stool it has just kinda been loose. It almost starts out like I don't barely feel it in the morning then after 2 to 3 hours it'll go back to hurting alot if I'm having an attack that day. Alot of these symptoms I am describing happen during attacks. When my stomach is at a normal level of pain it just feels kinda crampy and my stool seem to be regular. Not constipated or diarrhea. I thought alot of it would be due to my anxiety or depression but it can just randomly worse when I'm completely relaxed and be okay when I'm in the very anxious situation like at a job interview or a date. Nor does it improve with how happy I am like if I'm on depression meds. I don't know what to do anymore no one can tell me what's wrong with me and any remedies I've tried have either very little to a mild effect. Please help me!
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