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abdominal pain ruining my life :(

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  • Posted By: lolly1982x
  • March 7, 2011
  • 02:33 PM

Hi all,
I'm 29 mum/mom of 3 fully supported. Yo-yo dieter for as long as I can remember :/ problems
started with a liquid only diet (Cambridge) I would binge and throw it up so's not to interfere with
keytosis (fat burning) of the diet, despite losing 6st stupidly its where the problems began.
I should say I put all the weight back on over 5yrs and two more pregnancies of which I never had probs during them
Perfect pregnancies and easy births! I am now following a slimming world plan and have lost 4st sensibly
With exercise but the abdominal problems are worsening and its effecting everything in my life. Here are the symptoms:

Incredible Bloating waking me up in the night
Aching ribs (like they are being pushed out) all I want to do is have hands on ribcage and push in to relieve!
Pain between ribs panging pain
Intense back ache radiates from ribs
Does NOT affect breathing or activity its just constant pain
Ongoing all day and even the next as it eases off
I avoid red meat, citrus, limit dairy, my diet is that of one with an ulcer/gallstones
Heat helps but reappears as soon as heats gone.

I'm hardly eating to be honest as I have no appetite but when I do its so healthy, I'm drinking aloe vera juice for the gut,
Manuka honey which soothes app, chamomile tea 3 cups per day roughly.

I'm waiting on ultrasound for gall bladder and all bloods are normal, h.pylori (infection that causes and prevents ulcers from healing) I've yet to request this.
I'm on omerperazole 40mg daily to reduce acid in the gut :/ I don't think this helps :/
Gaviscon after meals, no water with meals or 2hrs after. I chew properly....

I'm in a state and its totally effecting my life despite my efforts in sorting out my health!


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  • This was exactly me, down to the rib pain and heat helping. I just got diagnosed with severe gluten and milk allergy. I would go on an allergen free diet for at least a month (that means none of the common allergens- wheat, dairy (not just lactose), tree nuts, other nuts, soy, and others I can't recall right now) and see if you improve. It may take a long time to get better, but you should improve every day. You cannot cheat. It will reoccur. Google celiac.org and other info about dietary allergens. Your body is attacking itself and it will not stop until you let it.
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