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Need a diagnosis to be believed

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Forgottenshore Mon 13-Mar-17 15:20:06

I haven't been in the best of health for the last couple of years, seems like every time one illness goes another one comes along! Well it's that time again and I'm now in the process of having investigations for bowel problems. On top of this I've developed a problem with my back (don't know if it's linked to my bowel issues) and with all of this I'm feeling pretty crap at the mo. The thing is I don't think my family believe that there's anything wrong, or that I'm making it sound worse than it is. I wish they could see me when I'm running to the toilet for the 10th time that day, or trying to stand up, or sit down for that matter.

I don't want to be poorly, been ill enough lately to last me a long time, but is it wrong that I'd be happy if my consultant said 'yes your tests are positive, you've got such and such an illness' then maybe I'd be believed (and could start some treatment).

I don't know if this makes sense, just needed to say it. I've been on and off in tears with stomach and back pain since I got up this morning and have been like this for a while now. I can't turn over in bed without crying out its so painful. GP has put me on codeine but it's not touching the pain. Waiting for my colonoscopy in a few weeks to hopefully get some answers.

Sorry for the long post. Think my oh has heard enough of me complaining for a while xx

Squidgems Mon 13-Mar-17 17:30:54

You are not being silly to think that Forgottenshore. When you have been going through all your ill health problems you just want to have a diagnosis no matter how bad it could be. Hopefully you will get an answer soon and start on the road to recovery.

Wishing you all the best flowers

MollyHuaCha Mon 13-Mar-17 18:04:49

Invisible illnesses are difficult - no 'in your face' plaster cast for others to see. Undiagnosed invisible illnesses even worse because people roll their eyes and suggest it's all in the mind. This is especially true of illnesses that produce symptoms that come and go. Good luck with your medical investigations. Hope you get some answers soon flowers

Sunshineandlaughter Mon 13-Mar-17 22:15:51

Totally with you. Molly puts it well. It's so annoying isn't it!

Forgottenshore Mon 13-Mar-17 22:29:02

Thank you very much Squidgems, Molly and Sunshine. It's good to know there are people who understand smile. I hope I can get some answers soon and maybe some apologies yeah right grin xx

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