Sorry for all that you have to go through.
In my opinion,your symptoms are related to irritable bowel syndrome as all your investigations are normal. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder characterized by mild to severe abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and alteration of bowel habits. In some cases, the symptoms are relieved by bowel movements.Diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate (classified as IBS-D, IBS-C or IBS-A, respectively). IBS may begin after an infection (post-infectious, IBS-PI) or a stressful life event.
Irritable bowel syndrome can be a very difficult diagnosis to make. IBS is called a diagnosis of exclusion, which means that a doctor considers many other alternatives first, perhaps performing tests to rule out other problems.
Treatment includes addition of more fiber in your diet,cessation of smoking and taking stress,antispasmodic medicines,antidiarrheal medicines,antidepressants and new medicines like Alosetron (Lotronex) and Tegaserod (Zelnorm).
Pls discuss this option with your doctor.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional queries.
Thank you for the info on IBS, i am aware that i do indeed have this but the drs. feel there are other issues probably made worse by adhesions. they even thought it could be my gallbladder and took it out,it had a stenosed opening and sludge, but my pain has never gotten better. even activity make me swell. any other suggestions? lady gadiva