Hi everyone. I'm new here and have been off work now for 2 weeks with a range of symptoms in the abdomen. I know I also suffer from anxiety which seems to make everything worse. Most recently i'm getting a burning in the lower abdomen which changes in intensity through the full spectrum of pain.
I didn't sleep tuesday night because of the pain and at about 5.30am it was so bad I had to go to the hospital. The pain is centered just around the belly button and the whole area feels like a burning sensation and very tender. Accompanying that is a general light headed feeling which never seems to go away. I've taken some Movicol which seemed to help me go to the toilet and I guess relieve the symptoms a little. I've been to the doctors 4 times and to the emergency room 3 times when the symptoms got too unbearable, had numerous blood tests, ultrasounds, urine samples, ecg etc...
They have not found anything and keep saying it's probably constipation although the doctor has mention IBS. I have decreased appetite and have lost some weight. In the past I have suffered with undiagnosed IBS-D brought on usually by anxiety. Can anyone reassure me that what i'm experiencing is not unusual for IBS? It's starting to make me really depressed as I cannot do anything that I enjoy or even go to work.