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Intense Abdominal Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 18, 2006
  • 03:41 PM

Hi there, lately I've been having a severe recurring pain in my stomach just below my sternum. It's an intense gripping pain and has actually doubled me over at one point. It isn't consistent, it comes and goes (over the course of the day), but when it does it's quite severe.

I was wondering if perhaps anybody knows what could be causing this? It's getting hard to eat because I don't want to aggrivate it, but at the same time not eating doesn't help it either! Any help or suggestions you guys could offer would be of great value to me, I want to get rid of this pain as soon as possible but am hoping to avoid a doctor visit.

I've had some food that I wasn't entirely positive about a week or so ago however that was after the pain had started, and I have neither experienced an increase in pain/nausea nor had the urge to vomit so I don't suspect that's the cause. Also I recently had a small head cold, but again I don't suspect that has to do with this (although that's just an assumption). Has anyone experienced this before? As I mentioned it's towards the front of my stomach just below the sternum and is quite severe at times.

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  • I have the same pains plus some. I suffer from an array of other medical conditions, but in relation to my stomach the doctors have told me that I have Gastritis, a hiatal hernia, and irritable bowel syndrome. This means that I have trouble digesting food, i feel nauseous after eating, but i feel the desire to eat. I sometimes have severe burning/sharp pain in my upper abdomen that can affect my breathing at its worst. They have me on proton pump inhibitors like achipex to reduce stomach acid as well as carafate which is a liquid that i take 4 times a day. a.m., before lunch, before dinner, and at night and it coats my stomach. i havent found a lot of relief yet but maybe it can help you.
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    • December 18, 2006
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  • I cant believe so many people have this same pain - I spent 10 hrs at the ER wasting my time to be told i have some sort of gastritis that they don't really know anything about - The pain was so intense at 2am before i went to the hospital i vomited and laid on the floor unable to move - I've also walked on a broken ankle before for 2 months, and I have a high pain tollerance, so I know its not jsut me. It's like there's a sword impaled in me right under my sternum, and every couple of minuted someone pushes in and up on it, and i can barely breath. This is day 2 and this is absolutly ridiculous - if anyone knows anything about this please respond, the pain is honestly unbearable at times, i need to get rid of this
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    • January 12, 2007
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  • The pain is so on and off, i get a very intense burning sensation in my upper stomach followed by nausea, puking, and loss of apitie witch causes more pain because i feel so hungry and i cant eat. Im not in extreme pain at the moment but when i am its the worst feeling in the world. I had the same thing in october but it was way worse i was in the hopital for a couple of days unconrollably puking and had an IV hooked into my arm so i could get antibiotics. The doctor wasnt sure what i had at the time. I was pain free all of nov and dec then just a few weeks ago it started up i saw the doctor today and he said that i will have to have a camera inserted into my stomach to see what the problem is. Im pretty sure i have Gastritis i seem to have all the symptoms. I just want something to make this pain go away im losing so much sleep at night because laying down only makes the pain worse. any one have any ideas to soothe the pain??
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    • January 19, 2007
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  • So a few hours after i wrote the last post my stomach got 10 times worse than it was. I just got back from spending 3 nights in the hospital again. Not what i was planning on doing. But i do feel better and now the doctors know how bad this actually is. My doctor said i have Gastritis but needs to do tests to confirm it. Since ive been out of the hospital i havent felt nausea or any burning in my stomach, i actually ate a tuna sub today witch was very exciting because it didnt hurt after. Im doing everything i can to keep it under controll so it doesnt trigger as badly as it has been. I hope there is a treatment out there that can get rid of this FOREVER because taking Pariet ( an acid reducer) for the rest of my life isnt what i want to do!
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    • January 25, 2007
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  • I can't believe I am reading these posts, although mine is a bit different as I don't have any vomiting, diarrhea and my pain is in my entire abdomen. I have been in the ER twice with this. It starts as what I think are gas pains in my stomach area/upper abdomen. Then radiates mostly down my right side in a "C". The first time in the ER my lipase level was elevated so they felt it was pancreatitis. This time a month later, same pain occurred but all levels normal. I now have to go back to the GI for ulcer check, gastritis, endoscopy and possibly colonoscopy. The pain gets so bad I cannot walk. I have to crawl (literally). I cannot straigthen up and it's hard to breathe because it hurts so bad. I am 39 and healthy otherwise. All bloodwork, urine, catscans etc are normal including Hpylori. I am very frustrated! I had it once last month and once this month now. I am starting to notice it happens when I eat fattier or not so healthy foods. I wonder if my gall bladder or intestines cannot process it anymore?? But I don't eat those foods on the same day as it occurs. It's usually a day or two before, and then wammo! I'd love any opinions on this.
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    • February 2, 2007
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  • It could be an Stomach ulcer or Gastritis. Do some reasearch about the two and if you have all the symptoms you could get a better idea of whats wrong with your stomach. I have gastritis, so i have take anti-acids everyday. But its been helping alot i havent much pain since but when ever i feel the burn start i just take a gaviscon and its all good.
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  • I cant believe so many people have this same pain - I spent 10 hrs at the ER wasting my time to be told i have some sort of gastritis that they don't really know anything about - The pain was so intense at 2am before i went to the hospital i vomited and laid on the floor unable to move - I've also walked on a broken ankle before for 2 months, and I have a high pain tollerance, so I know its not jsut me. It's like there's a sword impaled in me right under my sternum, and every couple of minuted someone pushes in and up on it, and i can barely breath. This is day 2 and this is absolutly ridiculous - if anyone knows anything about this please respond, the pain is honestly unbearable at times, i need to get rid of thismy friend has lupus and is in extreme pain. If you find out anything? post it.
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  • I was 'happy', or at least relieved to find this post as I felt so isolated and alone with this problem! I too am having the same recurring, ongoing problem. Thinking back, this dates back to 2000 when I was first posted overseas and had my first ‘attack’.First impression was sit was some type of heart attack. An excruciating, unbearable, intense, overwhelming crushing chest pain that started with stabbing pains between my shoulder blades then encircled my chest and proceeded to crush my will to live. That first time, I vomited repeatedly and then passed out, and it lasted for hours. Since I was in a remote location my partner could not get me to medical assistance and as I lay there waiting to die, I was surprised when several hours later I fell into an exhausted sleep and when I woke it had passed, like it had never happened! I felt FINE! I thought it had been food poisoning and tried to forget it.Years later I had another attack, similar and intense. I was alone and crawling to the phone to call 911 when I passed out. Slept on the floor where I fell and woke later, same thing, ALL better.Another year passed before it re occurred. This time it came on slower and seemed more between the shoulder blades and slowly crept around my chest. This time I got to the hospital and they GUESSED at everything from needing a chiropractic visit, to maybe gastritis. Gave me pain meds and sent me on my way. Just three days later, after a fairly benign meal of soup, I got the same painful symptoms. Stabbing deep pain in the back, then progressing around the chest, then crushing me to DEATH! I collapsed and this time it was literally unbearable and I began vomiting from pain alone and crying and begging for mercy. My family was aghast and called ambulance that rushed me to the hospital. All concerned were sure I was shaving a heart attack. I am an otherwise health 44 year old man in good shape and not at all overweight. That night they had to give me so much pain ,medication to cut the pain they doctors were concerned and also put me on oxygen and observation. To shorten this, they did ALL the tests and all blood work was normal, all ultrasounds normal, CAT scan normal. The did gastroscopy and discovered a small duodenal ulcer and diagnosed that as the problem. Gave me the series or antibiotics and I thought it was all gone!Months later, SAME THING. I cannot stress enough the pain is so unbearable I begin to lose consciousness or thought process. I know pain. Been in car accidents, emergency surgery, passed a kidney stone, dislocated shoulder. All that was wimpy Nancy pain compared to this. Went to hospital again and they did ALL the tests again and NOTHING. Gastroscopy and H Pylori check clear. Docs said it must have just been “GASTRITIS” (I think that is actually code for ‘we don’t really know what they ***l is wrong but it’s probably in your tummy’). The docs again had to pump me so full of morphine they were shocked at the amount it took to cut the pain.This has now been occurring at a fairly routine rate of every 4 months or so. I have had every test I can think of including hidascan (gall bladder and pancreases are fine they say). They say I am healthy. No ulcers. I changed diets and each time I am thinking I am clear it smacks me down again. I have tried to find a common trigger factor and can’t seem to find anything reliable. A few common things are…The attacks do seem to be a few days after I have had hard work sessions (like moving).They do seem to always be a few hours (like 2 to 3) after I have eaten.They almost ALWAYS hit me in the late evening, around 10, and will only get worse and worse until unbearable and I end up in the hospital.Although I hate the catch all diagnosis of GASTRITIS it does seem to have something to do with it, because I will get severely distended and look pregnant and vomiting will give some relief… for a few moments and then here come the pain train again.I saw a gastroenterologist and told him I wanted this mystery SOLVED! He was the one who ran the hidascan test. Poked, prodded, blood tests, CAT scans, Ultrasounds, and he concluded it was esophageal spasms. Gave me NEFEDIPINE. Supposed to poke the capsules and suck the medicine on the next attack and I will be fine!Last week I came down with a horrid cold after a long hard work week and it wiped me out. I came home especially sick one day and started feeling sick in my chest. When I lay down the ‘attack’ came. It WAS slightly different as it seemed more abdominal than others. All the others had seemed directly under my sternum. But I made it to the hospital before collapsing in the ER.This time I got the kind of ER that decided to let me lay. I stayed for two hours without examination. Doc finally came in and tried to examine me, but I had passed out (wife told me all later) Doctor got disgusted I wasn’t “cooperating” and left. After my wife went and threw a fit in the lobby they finally sent in the pain meds. They pushed four syringes of morphine before I felt relief. I STILL felt pain, but I could bear it. They then repeated all the tests, and (of course) wrote it up as “GASTRITIS”. The doctor chewed me **s for good measure saying I had to learn how to “manage pain with my mind”. This last attack was the worst yet. I truly had no care if I lived or died during it. I just wanted out of the pain. These days I am feeling I cannot even look to medical professionals for help because they either don’t care, or are unwilling to be interested enough to find the problem. Also, I just don’t have enough insurance and each of these ER visits costs me about $2500.00 out of pocket. I am going broke!I seriously don’t know what to do next! ANYBODY HAVE GOOD SUGGESTION?THANKS!
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  • UPDATE: Awhile back I wrote a long detailed post about this mystery pain starting between shoulder blades and then culminates in crushing unbearbale hours long pain in my chest under my sternum requiring large amounts of injectable pain killers to releive the pain. I have been monitoring this forum and see a lot of other folks have written still with the same problem, but still no answers. I have recently had yet another attack that just kills me. Confirmed NOT and ulcer, NOT gallbladder, NOT pancrease, etc etc etc... Still no answer other than "gastritis". The only thing I noticed is that the most recent 'attacks' have occurred after I eat any ice cream.... makes me wonder... lactose? But I drink milk most days for breakfast with no problems...Am taking probiotics and it does not seem to coordinate with any other certain foods... Still searching for answers!
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  • MAN do I sympathize! About 4 pages ago I posted a LONG explanation about my INTENSE, UNBEARABLE, like I was DYING, pain that resembles SO many here. ALSO got blown off by MANY MANY doctors as just 'simple' gastritis. After MUCH experimentation and reading, I think I finally found my problem. Lactose... in surprisingly small amounts. I have NEVER been lactose intolerant (to my knowledge) growing up and most of my adult life. But I finally caught a common thread.... if I had ANY ice cream, and then was not standing (like going to bed) I would have an 'attack'. As a reminder, these attacks resulted in pain that rendered me either comatose, or suicidal. SERIOUS gastritis bloating and the inability to burp or pass gas, and when I did vomit it was not getting all the stomach contents out. In other words I was LOCKED UP TIGHT. Only after application of several doses of morphine or similar drugs at the ER would I subside, and hours later would feel fine.Well, once I tested my lactose theory by eliminating ALL lactose, (even a slice of cheese etc) all the symptoms cleared! Not only that, I noticed that my common flatulence cleared almost all together. My acid indigestion cleared. I was stunned as I had been raised on milk and always had some in my diet (I am 45 now).It was ONLY then that my mother mentioned to me that she had been diagnosed late in life (after 50) with lactose intolerance, and it had caused her other severe symptoms including pain.I have now tried that lactose tolerance OTC drugs and they DO help, but I notice a definite stomach upset if I dabble in milk products.I think I found my culprit! Doctors were NO help. Hope this helps others!
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    • November 9, 2007
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  • If anyone of you are taking Sam-E that may be causing your problems. I was diagnosed with gastritis by endoscopy and had it for three months, the time I started taking Sam-E for depression. I stopped taking it recently and feel better.
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  • Hi, I also have had intense upper abdominal pains. It started in April of 2007. I had an attack went to the ER they took my Appendix out. 4 months later in Aug of 2007 I had another attack went to the ER said we think you have gastritis go to your doc and then go see a gi specailest. Saw my doc she did H. Pylori i was positive got treated. 3 months later took another test now negative. Now Aug of 2008, I had another attack went to the ER, again did blood work for all major disease and illnesses on earth. Im clean from everything so now again i have to go through the gi specialist. If any one has any idea what this is or what these attacks are please let us know. Its horrifying waking up in the middle of the night with extreme pain and nothing helps for it.
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    • August 22, 2008
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  • I can relate to many of you with the Intense Stomach Pain that I am feeling right this very moment. I am seeing my Primary Care doctor tomorrow. I have been suffering with this pain on and off for exactly 1 year now. I was told that I have an umbilical hernia, but trying to find another doctor with a second opinion has been difficult in putting it together with my insurance. I have been doing quite a bit of research and understand that umbilical hernias do not really hurt when touched. My pain is so severe that it feels like a knife going through my stomach and out my back. I have been extremely exhausted, lossed alot of weight, somewhat thirsty and conquering this stomach and back pain. I am going to have Blood tests such as a CA-125 and detect the cause. I have stayed away from drinking milk and any forms of dairy. I believe that any intake into our bodies causes many of our flair-ups. I will be asking my doctor for tests on endometriosis, stomach ulcers, hernias, gall bladder and thyroid. I will ask him to refer me to a gastro doctor. I am continuing to do my research and take notes and present them to my doctor and see if we can find a cure and will inform you all on any results within the week. The most important advise is collect all the information of your symptoms and present them to your doctor and if he has been no help, start talking to other people you know or any nurses that can recommend any help for your case. God bless you all and I hope this cures many of your symptoms.I have had the same intense pain for over 3 years now, I'm 17. It's like a knife stabbing through my stomach (just below my ribs) and through the back, and like someone is constantly twisting it. Sometimes it moves up my back, almost to my shoulders. My doctors still have not figured out what it was, after ultrasounding my bladder and ovaries, they said it was because my back muscles were weak and i didn't exercise enough. I am able to easily do almost any gymnastics routine, and was doing it twice a week when the pain first started. The next year I took P.E. and quit gymnastics (I kept it up over the summer tho) and the pain STILL continued. They insist it was my muscles. When its not hurting, and I do flips, it doesn't hurt. Even exercising daily does not affect when it hurts. They have said I have gastritis, gave me some generic medicine and a list of foods to avoid. I avoid them, but the pain STILL returns. The pain gets so intense that it hurts to breathe, I can't sleep or lay down or even sit up, it has repeatedly put me crying on the floor in the fetal position, and just flares up in random spurts. I have always vomitied up oily substances after I eat a larger quantity of an item on the list (before I was diagnosed) Now that I have not been eating those, I have been vomiting up a chunky, green mass, which is not flem, but is sour and has a really intense, unique odor to it. I am not sure if these are related, but they're now occurring in unison and they do not occur independently. Last year I started feeling fatigue, whereas I'm normally hyper and jumping and joking around. I would come home from school, go to sleep, wake up around 10, eat, shower, back to bed, get up at 6:30 and start all over again. It eventually got to the point that I was sleeping through about 3 of my classes as well as at home. I ended up losing 20lbs, down to 106, and my doctors just kept saying I was just dehydrated, even though I was constantly drinking liquids and made sure to make up for all the eating I'd missed in my slumber.I had blood tests run multiple times (like 7-8 times) and many ultrasounds (like 5-6) and still nothing. My doctor just prescribed another medication and told me there was nothing he could do, unless more symptoms presented themselves.I started having night sweats, really bad ones, and I'd wake up covered with sweat, to the point that my sheets and cover would be stuck to me, with the house temperature at 68. I don't normally sweat, like barely any, and only on my face with intense physical activity. Once again, they could do nothing.I recently found out that my uncle had very similar symptoms, and his gallbladder had gangrened. We informed my doctor, but he insists it has nothing to do with my gallbladder and pretty much refuses to refer me to another doctor because they don't know what's wrong so they can't refer me to someone else, who also won't know what's wrong, or even a specialist.I'm really getting tired of this doctor. I'd love to find out what this is so I can find out how to treat it, or at least tell him i've done research and found out the cause for my symptoms. I'm trying to see if there are any symptoms I have missed...Only one time has this occured, but it's worth the mention, after being in intense pain for a few days, it subsided, and I started vomiting, and blood came up. Not a lot, just enough for it to catch my eye (I'd not had ANYTHING red to eat/drink). Naturally I told my doc. he thought it was only something I'd eaten/drank >.> REALLY FRUSTRATING I've done urine tests, blood tests, Scans, Physicals, Ultrasounds, pretty much everything. Maybe I've got multiple things wrong with me, I'm not sure, all I'm positive of at this point is that my doctor is not worth what I pay for the visits. I think that's everything. I really hope someone can help.
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  • The pain is so on and off, i get a very intense burning sensation in my upper stomach followed by nausea, puking, and loss of apitie witch causes more pain because i feel so hungry and i cant eat. Im not in extreme pain at the moment but when i am its the worst feeling in the world. I had the same thing in october but it was way worse i was in the hopital for a couple of days unconrollably puking and had an IV hooked into my arm so i could get antibiotics. The doctor wasnt sure what i had at the time. I was pain free all of nov and dec then just a few weeks ago it started up i saw the doctor today and he said that i will have to have a camera inserted into my stomach to see what the problem is. Im pretty sure i have Gastritis i seem to have all the symptoms. I just want something to make this pain go away im losing so much sleep at night because laying down only makes the pain worse. any one have any ideas to soothe the pain??I swear I could have written that above except I was not hospitalized for it I have been having this issue for about 3-4 days it was a sudden on set for me . I felt hungry (the pain is kinda like that when your tummy growels ..the only thing is my tummy wont growel ...I also feel like I need to , push some air such as gas or beltching , or even moving my bowels (tho thinking about it I have done so everyday so I am not sure that is it ) On Monday is when it really started , so we grabbed a bite to eat .. that did not help so I walked around to see if I could "drop" the food into my tummy ...The pain is off and on and is mid abdomen right below the xiphoid process . It gets tons worse if I lay down . This am I had a huge wave of nausea come over me where I had a ton of stomach acid in it ..:( So I sit here sipping some sprite ...I have many med allergies so I can not take too much for things here . The other thing is too i know it is not female problems as I dont have that stuff any more ;).. I will try to make some head way of reading these posts and see if I can come up with something ;) I truly am scared out of my mind as to what is happening :(
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  • The pain is so on and off, i get a very intense burning sensation in my upper stomach followed by nausea, puking, and loss of apitie witch causes more pain because i feel so hungry and i cant eat. Im not in extreme pain at the moment but when i am its the worst feeling in the world. I had the same thing in october but it was way worse i was in the hopital for a couple of days unconrollably puking and had an IV hooked into my arm so i could get antibiotics. The doctor wasnt sure what i had at the time. I was pain free all of nov and dec then just a few weeks ago it started up i saw the doctor today and he said that i will have to have a camera inserted into my stomach to see what the problem is. Im pretty sure i have Gastritis i seem to have all the symptoms. I just want something to make this pain go away im losing so much sleep at night because laying down only makes the pain worse. any one have any ideas to soothe the pain?? I had many, many years of the same recurring symptoms. I started a very basic diet and kept a food diary and found out that I got sick every time I ate gluten. I couldn't sleep most nights without pain. If I laid flat I would get pain or start coughing and vomiting. Since I have been gluten-free I can sleep flat, no asthma like symptoms, and energy. It is important to know what has gluten because it is prevalent in all types of food. It is very hard to get a diagnosis. Most doctors want to put you on medications but the only cure is keeping a strict gluten free lifestyle.
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  • UPDATE: Awhile back I wrote a long detailed post about this mystery pain starting between shoulder blades and then culminates in crushing unbearbale hours long pain in my chest under my sternum requiring large amounts of injectable pain killers to releive the pain. I have been monitoring this forum and see a lot of other folks have written still with the same problem, but still no answers. I have recently had yet another attack that just kills me. Confirmed NOT and ulcer, NOT gallbladder, NOT pancrease, etc etc etc... Still no answer other than "gastritis". The only thing I noticed is that the most recent 'attacks' have occurred after I eat any ice cream.... makes me wonder... lactose? But I drink milk most days for breakfast with no problems...Am taking probiotics and it does not seem to coordinate with any other certain foods... Still searching for answers!I read your earlier post and I must say that you, out of all the people here, seem to have had the most similar experience to me. I thought I'd post on here to let you know that I eventually narrowed it down to a small hernia that was basically strangulating. It would strangulate after eating and also depending on my activity level and also some random movements would cause it as well so it was hard to narrow down. I noticed a pattern that the pain would often start after strenuous activity or after eating and often when lying down. As a matter of fact, it became difficult to sleep because when lying flat on my back it would start but the odd thing is that if I just got to sleep I'd wake up fine. Pain was gone and only a slight soreness to remind me what had happened.I went through all the usual suspects like lots of people one here: lactose intolerance, food allergy, trapped gas, infection, etc. Nothing panned out. Until, after months of research and recording all the patterns I had a eureka moment and realized it was a hernia which my doctors had ruled out. I basically went to my doc, told him "I KNOW I have a hernia and I don't care what you think" and got a referral to a renowned specialist up in Pennsylvania. Sure enough, it was a small hernia causing all the issues. Sometimes hernia's are hard to diagnose and they can cause ALL the symptoms being mentioned here on this forum because, depending on what organ is herniating, it can irritate any of the others in your digestive tract and end up causing a whole range of issues. I suggest all of you get checked VERY closely for hernia. Many doctors are only capable of diagnosing the obvious hernia's that are visibly bulging. I had my hernia surgery and all the issues disappeared. It's like I have a new life. Wanted to help all the others on here because I remember what it was like and the stress it caused. I went through a year of the same pain and discomfort and stress many of you are having. Didn't want to eat, didn't want to sleep, didn't want to engage in physical activity. I basically had to cut back on life trying to eliminate all the variables and figure out what the ***l was wrong. Also, the hernia surgery wasn't bad. Compared to the pain I had been having the post-op surgery pain was walk in the park.
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    • December 9, 2010
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  • I have the same pains plus some. I suffer from an array of other medical conditions, but in relation to my stomach the doctors have told me that I have Gastritis, a hiatal hernia, and irritable bowel syndrome. This means that I have trouble digesting food, i feel nauseous after eating, but i feel the desire to eat. I sometimes have severe burning/sharp pain in my upper abdomen that can affect my breathing at its worst. They have me on proton pump inhibitors like achipex to reduce stomach acid as well as carafate which is a liquid that i take 4 times a day. a.m., before lunch, before dinner, and at night and it coats my stomach. i havent found a lot of relief yet but maybe it can help you.Hello, If your symtoms haven't gotten any better, then you might want to look into celiac disease. It has just in past few months been able to be diagnosts. Lots of times it is missed and they say it is ibs.By the way this is a food allergy to gluten, I was just diagnost last week, so just started diet. Still severe pain on and off just below sternum. Just had the nuclear test and ultrasound to check gallbladder. We will see.
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    • January 27, 2011
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  • it's interesting, I'm having the same symptoms!I just completed a battery of test to check my pancreious, gallbadder, kidneys and liver. All test results came back negative. I'm still having the pains and I don't have any idea what's causing them. My Dr. gave me Prevacid and siad it probably won't help but it's worth a try. I think my doctor is guessing at this point.Has anyone else ever had these symptoms and learned what was causing them?ive had issues since i was 12 (3 yrs ago) and ive been on zantac prilosec reglan gastrocom and about 10 other things. i am now on prevacid but it does not make the burning pain go away . i have acid reflux and alleged gastritis but it cant be . i have alll the symptoms of crohns diseise but i have been tested for it and came back negative . i thought this was interesting. i went to the e.r. for a viral infection and my stomach wasnt bothering me . its gone now . theyg gave me some iv and a few meds to make me feel better . my stomach did not hurt before but after the hospital , i felt an intense burning in my abdomin. any ideas?
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    • August 14, 2011
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