You mention that you have had this pain for three years.
I am glad that infection has been ruled out. I suspect that
you have had upper GI-X rays and also either a Barium Enema
or a colonoscopy to rule out any problems such as gastritis, ulcer
or colitis or diverticulosis
. If these have been ruled out , you may
have Irritable Bowel Syndrome
. If you have abdominal bloating
associated with pain , this supports the diagnosis.
When you mentioned Mintec did give you some relief , peppermint
oil has been helpful in reducing the spasms associted with IBS.
Minor heartburn is one of the side effects of peppermint oil capsules.
You need to be on a high fiber diet, drink plenty of fluids, relax and
excercise regularly.Avoid excess caffeine, alcohol, fatty and greasy
foods. If you need , you can take a stool softener
daily. If you have
stubborn constipation, take Miralax (PEG solution) or similar to get
your bowels to move.
I want you to make sure that you have had Celiac blood tests and also
your Thyroid levels checked.
I wish you well.