Can Someone Tell Me What's Wrong With Me?

Truth be told, I haven't been diagnosed with IC yet. However, like so many of you I have been through many a test: numerous urinalyses, blood tests, ultrasounds, etc. They all came out normal and no one has a clue what is wrong with me.

Since October, I've been experiencing vulvar and pelvic pain when my bladder is full. I constantly need to go to the bathroom! About every 30 minutes to an hour! I don't have a UTI and every test for it has come out negative. My digestive system has been out of whack lately. I rarely get hungry anymore, and the slightest bit of food makes my stomach bloat and it gets uncomfortable. Along with that, I occasionally feel a pressure down below where I feel like I need to make a bowel movement.

I don't know if this is related, but I've recently developed acid reflux as well. Two weeks ago I was prescribed Nexium which has helped relieve me of heartburn, but I still feel like there is a lump in my throat and I think I am experiencing a side effect of dry mouth. I take forever to finish my meals because: A) I don't feel hungry and B) It feels like it's more difficult to swallow.

Does anyone have an experience like this where in such a short amount of time, your body is literally breaking down? I feel unwell all the time and my life has revolved around whether or not there is a restroom nearby. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would develop so many problems at such a young age (22). I wish I had someone to talk to.
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1 Response Dec 13, 2012

you definitely sound as if you have IC. I had all the same symptoms as you and just kept taking antibiotics for uti even though the test showed negative for infection. Finally went to urologist and was diagnosed with IC. The stomach issues may be a whole different issue as I did not experience a lot of the symptoms you have but I had acid reflux issues and still do. Hope you find an answer and get on the road to feeling better soon!