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Chronic (stomach) Pain, bp2, no hope

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dear doctor

 

bipolar 2 + chronic undiagnosable stomach pain EXISTS. there are many forums posts of other hopeless people, ignored by doctors. mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, antidepressants do NOTHING for the pain. cannabis helps but some bipolar folk cannot handle weed, nor is it socially acceptable to be stoned all day. gabapentin helps a little more than whisky or valium. only opiates work...as far as i know. even a small dose of opiates goes a long way. this condition turns people into heroin addicts because doctors won't prescribe opiates. suboxone/buprenorphine does very little for the pain.

 

 

KURT COBAIN had the exact same condition!! he killed himself because he had a personality disorder and wanted to be an "eternal" "authentic" generational icon, not because of opiates, in my opinion

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Hi,

 

I could only skim your post at the moment so I am sorry I missed this if I did, but have you seen a GI DR? 

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Hi,

 

I could only skim your post at the moment so I am sorry I missed this if I did, but have you seen a GI DR? 

hi! yeah, after about $2500 she referred me to a neuro-gastroenterologist, of which there is apparently only one in my area, and doesnt accept my insurance and i'm poor. wish i went to the neuro-gastroenterologist first heh. hoping i get another 'lump sum' payment from SSDI so i can go

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Hi,

 

I could only skim your post at the moment so I am sorry I missed this if I did, but have you seen a GI DR? 

hi! yeah, after about $2500 she referred me to a neuro-gastroenterologist, of which there is apparently only one in my area, and doesnt accept my insurance and i'm poor. wish i went to the neuro-gastroenterologist first heh. hoping i get another 'lump sum' payment from SSDI so i can go

 

 

What about a regular gastroenterologist?  Would you insurance cover that?  I really think you'd benefit from seeing one.  I have chronic stomach and digestive issues, and at one point years ago I had a terrible ulcer that killed.  Mine aren't related to bipolar that I know of, unless stress and anxiety are affecting it all in some way.

 

Also, maybe the stomach pain and bipolar aren't even related.  Just a thought.

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Hi Limerence-nice to meet you.

 

Have any of your doctors ever tried you on any kind of SSRI? I know pdocs are frequently reluctant to put bipolar people on antidepressants because of the risk of mania, but if you're taking a mood stabilizer (and I've noticed that a lot of people seem to need a small dose of an AP as well) it can often be done safely. Is this why she's got you starting the Lamictal?

 

There are some interesting connections between serotonin and stomach pain/issues.

 

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gut-second-brain/

 

http://www.healthline.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/serotonin-effects#1

 

I always get tummy aches when I'm depressed. Sometimes they last for months. I feel for you.

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I'm glad Gearhead had links to support these findings as I was going to say something similar but didn't have any links to support it.  I have a friend who has had bad stomach issues, and one of her Dr.s said that somehow serotonin is connected to the stomach and stomach issues, and she took SSRI's specifically for her stomach, and it seemed to help.  She also was depressed.

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