I have been going through a pretty awful time as of late. I have been suffering from excruciatingly abdominal pains, which are wearing me down.
It may be best if I give you a little background on myself. I've been confined to a wheelchair for 35 years after breaking my neck in 1986. As far back as the late 1980s, I can remember developing spasms in the abdominal area. Over the years, the pain has got worse. A couple of months ago, I was in such pain that I called 999. The hospital then checked on my heart and took x-rays of my abdomen. The conclusion was constipation and trapped gas. This happened again several weeks later, and the diagnosis was the same. I've been taking Laxido up to 4 times a day, and that has helped considerably. However, the pain is getting worse. Last night was probably the worst night I have had so far. The pain was off the scale, and without wanting to sound melodramatic, I was doubtful whether I would still be alive in the morning.
The pain I get is extraordinary. Sometimes I can feel it moving around my abdomen. I can have a sharp stabbing pain on the left-hand side of the lower abdomen, and then 20 minutes later, that same pain has moved to the right-hand side. That's what happens. It's very odd. Wake up
I haven't been diagnosed with IBS but all the symptoms I'm guessing seem to point towards me having this disorder. I am down to see a Gastroenterologist through the NHS. However, we all know how long the waiting this are at the moment. Therefore, I have contacted a private hospital locally in the hope that I can pay for consultation so I can get some advice sooner rather than later.
If there's anybody that is in a similar position then I would love to hear from you.