First, an explanation of what this feels like: extreme lower back pain, as well as pain in my lower abdomen. TMI but I swear I then poop out everything that could possibly be in my colon…. like it’s being squeezed out of me but I don’t feel any squeeze, just pain. This lasts for about 3-4 hours. Every time it happens, I try to pinpoint if it’s back pain or gut pain. I can’t, it feels like both. I think maybe I ate something wrong, but it’s not diarrhea and it’s extreme back pain too. And it only lasts a few hours, then it’s gone. But it’s debilitating, I can’t do anything other than lay on my side (once I’m done in the bathroom).
My neurologist believes this is the MS hug or what he called paroxysmal spasms. He put me on cymbalta for these, as well as my chronic back pain and chronic headaches. It’s helped the headaches 100%. It’s changed the back pain – improved in some respects, not in others. I was waiting to see if this spasm happened again & was disappointed it did happen last night. Guess this medication doesn’t help those (or maybe I need a higher dose, but I’m not sold on that yet).
Anyway the question – have any of you experienced this? I am not second guessing the neurologist, really. I really like him, he’s a wonderful MS specialist. I just hate this and am wondering if anybody out there has had this happen??