I'm a 29 year old female and three months ago I ended up in the ER with a micro-perforation of the bowel. Previous to this I weighed 144 pounds (I'm 5'7) and my diet was just whatever I wanted, mostly crap food. But it wasn't an issue because I have a fast metabolism and I didn't care much about what I put in my body. I am also a smoker.
Luckily, I didn't have to have surgery for my perforation - it healed up over three days of intravenous antibiotics in the hospital. Here's the rub - it's been three months. My diet is unbelievably healthy but I'm down to 119 pounds. I have had four CT scans (completely normal) and one colonoscopy (also normal). I'M STILL IN PAIN AND HAVING "BOWEL PROBLEMS." My GI doctor basically wrote me off, as did my my primary doc.
My daily regimen - Zantac, Klonopin (I also have panic disorder), two stool softeners, and, only at night, percocet or lortab to kill the pain enough so I can sleep. Yes I know that the pain killers can cause more constipation but I've avoided that fairly well with the stool softeners and healthy diet and plenty of water. Also, I didn't have heartburn until after this all happened, that's why I take the Zantac.
Lately I've been having pains all over my abdomen that are sharp and come and go - I can literally feel everything moving through my GI tract.
I'm just curious if ANYONE out there can relate or has any advice. My doctors don't know what other tests to run because my CT's and colonoscopy were so normal and healthy. They also kind of write me off because of my anxiety and panic history. I know my body. This pain is real and the weight loss is scaring me.
Anything is appreciated!