Lately my stomach pain has been OUT OF THIS WORLD terrible.
I don’t know if it is simply greater IBS pain (which would make sense with my other set of illnesses), Crohn’s Disease (it runs in the family, so I should probably check for it again), or some other signal of hypersensitivity from my intestines to my brain, but it feels like it’s going to be the death of me.
I’m on a ton of pain medication, and you would think that would help tackle some of the pain, which I can best describe as a horrible migraine in your intestines. These pains literally cripple me, and I can’t seem to ease it at all (whether using heating pads/hot water bottles, rubbing my stomach, taking extra painkillers, etc…).
I take narcotics, so naturally, I have to live on laxatives now. I have always had this kind of pain, but with the laxatives it is 800 million times worse. Alas, if I don’t take the laxatives, I face even worse possibilities, like surgery for a blockage. I do not want more surgery, and yet I feel like I can’t live through much of this pain anymore either.
Life just seems to get more overwhelming and painful all of the time. When can the world cut me a break for a change? I don’t want to hurt like this anymore, but with all the research I could find, there were certainly no easy solutions.
Does anyone else have severe IBS pain, mixed in with narcotics and laxative pain? I’d love to know if any of you have any coping mechanisms for this. I don’t want it to push me over the edge, but it’s sure trying… (it doesn’t help that I have been living on very little sleep too).
Fight Like A Girl Club always gets it right. I feel like shit for not keeping up on my writing, but things have just been so rough!
Hopefully you are all doing as well as possible!!
Sending lots of love to each and every one of you.