Apr 14, 2012 - 2:54 pm
I just had my second infusion about a week ago (I go in every 21 days) and for the past week I've had the most ridiculous stomach issues. Every hour or so, I will get the most painful stomach ache ever. Sometimes it goes away in a minute or so, sometimes it lingers. The pain is in my stomach area (under the ribs off to the left) and not my lower tummy. Once I go to the bathroom everything kind of calms down a little, but the problem is that I'm going to the bathroom 8 to 12 times a day. And it's not a whole lot that comes out. It's not diarrhea, I'm not constipated, and it's not gas. I tried taking Pepcid and that didn't do anything. When the pain hits, it feels like someone is twisting a knife in my stomach. The only thing that my nurse practitioner told me to do was take Percocet. And that doesn't even help a whole lot. I just wish my stomach would calm down and stay calm. I'm afraid to eat or drink much. I spend a lot of time laying down and honestly, I would rather be unconscious than go through the pain. It's depressing that nothing I've tried seems to help (and I've tried Immodium, Colace, Milk of Magnesia, Gas X, a saline enema, Pepcid, Fiber Choice). Can anyone help?