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Nerve pain, adhesions and GI issues Nerve pain, adhesions and GI issues

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Unread 03-31-2008, 03:58 PM
Nerve pain, adhesions and GI issues

I have been dealing with nerve pain since my radical hysterectomy & ovarian transposition in 12/00. I've been on various meds, and now take 50mg of nortryptaline and 50mg of lyrica every day. It's a low dose, but it's about the most I can tolerate without side effects. I also experience pain every time I ovulate since my ovarian transposition. It usually lasts for about a day. The more distressing thing that I've been dealing with is GI problems. It started one month after my surgery, and was happening 2 or 3 times a year at most in the beginning. Now I've been having episodes fairly often over the past few months, and it's scary for me and my husband. I start out with stomach pain that grows worse as time goes by. Then I start feeling like I'm going to throw up, and on the way to the bathroom I just about pass out, get cold sweats, and am unable to walk. When I get to the bathroom, sometimes I feel like I don't know which end it's going to come from- sorry to be gross. I've had episodes where I throw up all night (of course this usually starts at night), and sometimes I throw up a couple of times and have bowl movements. The last time it happened it was the worst pain I've ever had- worse than contractions. I have been going for all kinds of tests- CT scan, abdominal x-ray, echocardiogram, blood work, and I have an appiontment for an upper GI series with small bowl follow through tomorrow. I see the GI dr. on Thursday. My surgeon and my internist speculate adhesions. I don't even know what that means really, but I swear they're not opening me up again. The best way I can explain it is that it feels like what gastric bypass surgery pts describe- that they can only eat small amounts and if they take one bite too much, they are sick and in pain. Funny thing is that I can't really identify a trigger food, but I never really know when the last safe bite will be (and I'm generally not an over-eater). So I end up so scared to even eat, because the pain is so excruciating and scary. I know I've gone on forever, but if anyone has feedback, I'd be happy to hear it. Thank you!
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Unread 04-01-2008, 09:34 PM
Nerve pain, adhesions and GI issues

I am sorry you are experiencing so many problems and so much pain.

Adhesions are scar tissue and they can form after a surgery. Adhesions can connect organs together causing pain as the organs are pulled and/or the movement of the organ is restricted. Adhesions in just the right places and restricting just the right things can be very painful! I just had surgery for lysis of adhesions due to some painful adhesions.

We do have several Adhesion Resources you may want to read through. Surgery can be done to remove adhesions and an adhesion barrier can be used to try to prevent new ones.

I hope your appointment goes well on Thursday and your doctors can find out exactly what is going on and how they can treat you. If surgery is necessary, you will want to be sure you have a surgeon who is skilled with treating adhesions.

Take care and keep us posted! s
Unread 04-19-2008, 09:01 AM
Nerve pain, adhesions and GI issues

It sounds more like gallbladder issues.

My neice went through this during her whole pregnacy.
It finally got so bad 3 weeks after the baby was born I had to take her to the ER.
She spent a week in the hostpital because her blood work numbers were so high. The count is suposed to be under 100 hers were 8,600!!

So for something like this, they found the problem through blood work.

I feel so bad for is so miserable!

Please let us know how you are doing.


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