Hello, my mother is 63 and has severe AD. I would say nearly every day she complains of excrutiating pains in her stomach/bowel area which sometimes even leaves her in tears. She has been seen by so many doctors and carers who all say that there is nothing wrong (in those areas). She did genuinly have pain about 3 mths ago and we are wondering if the pain she feels now is psychological and her brain reminding her of the pain that she had, if you see what I mean. I hope this makes sense. The reason we think that it may all be in the mind is that, sometimes, it passes as quickly as it comes on. I think it could be related to anxiety - ie when someone new comes to the house or when we talk about going out somewhere etc, or she's feeling particularly muddled, but it does happen every day and is just so hard for those around her to know what to do and it's awful seeing her in such 'agony'. One doctor thinks it is connected to depression but she takes anti-anxiety pills so i'm not sure. Perhaps they aren't strong enough? Does anyone else have experience of this?