|In January 2007 I had a Gastric Bypass, pretty much all has gone well, my weight loss has been great and I have lost 10st in total, and I think that my weight has now levelled out to where it will remain.
However, I suffer from trapped wind, mainly in my shoulder blade, but occasionally it travels down my left arm up into my neck, but I find this pain is manageable.
I also suffer from trapped wind in my back, my shoulder blades/kidney area (at least I think it's trapped wind). All I can say is the pain is unbearable, most of the times I have managed to control it at home, but 3 times in the past 2 years I have had to go to hospital as the pain has been so severe. The pain gets so bad that my body starts to shake, I start to wretch and I have hot and cold sweats. The hospital gives me morphine (15mg on my recent admittance) but it does nothing to take the pain away.
I also have Irritable Bowel and previously the hospital have diognosed constipation, however I am on a high fibre diet and take manevac daily, which works, so we know that it's not constipation, which they confirmed at my most recent attendance at A&E.
At hospital they do blood tests, urine tests and x-rays, but they can never find anything or the cause of the pain.
The first time I went into hospital I was admitted for a week, and as I said they prescribed constipation. I was i'll for several months afterwards and my weight plumeted 2 1/2 stone (as I said earlier, I have put this weight back on now and I think it has stabilised). I have since been back to hospital twice, but I have not been admitted as an inpatient.
I regularly get the pains in my back, but they are more uncomfortable, however occasionally they are unbearable.
Please can anybody help. I was back in hospital at the weekend with the back pains (which also now seem to spread to my abdomen, just at the bottom of my ribs). I'm scared to go out in case the pains start again, I am due to go on holiday next month to Egypt and again, i'm scared i'll get these pains and not be able to manage them.
Can anybody suggest what may be causing the pains and if there is anything I can do to avoid them.