I’m 27 and consider myself to be a healthy person. I’m a non-smoker, but I do drink alcohol socially. (pretty much just beer)
For about 5 years I suffered from lower right abdominal pain on and off. I’ve noticed that the pain will show up suddenly after I’ve had a couple alcoholic drinks. The pain does not show up every time I drink though…but the pain has never shown up unless I’ve had alcohol in my system. When the pain shows up I would just take a couple Tylenol and go to sleep. I would always feel better the next day. So I never really thought this was that serious.
For about the last 6 months the pain has gotten worst (still shows up on and off under the same situations though). When the pain shows up it doesn’t go away for a few days now. I have trouble sleeping with the pain now and the Tylenol doesn’t seem to help much anymore.
About the Pain:
It’s in my lower right abdominal area. It feels like a constant burning pain in that area. It now lasts for several days when it shows up and slower feels better over the course of a few days.
My family doctor hasn’t been much help. I’ve had blood work done on two different occasions. I’ve also had an ultrasound of this area. My doctor doesn’t know what it is. He basically says; just call us if it starts hurting again…which is very frustrating. I don’t have the best insurance so I’ve pretty much paid out of pocket for all of these tests which just adds to my frustration.
I have to believe that alcohol is triggering this pain, but I find it weird that it doesn’t happen every time I drink. I can stop drinking completely if that’s necessary, but I’d really like to know what’s wrong with me.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?