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painful pressure in stomach

Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 7 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 14, 2006
  • 04:03 PM

Hopefully someone can make a suggestion as to what this might be

Over the last 4 weeks i've had a constant feeling of intense pressure/bloating in my stomach (high up in the middle under ribs that is painful to push on) that causes my appetite to completely go out the window as I feel overly full 24/7.

I belch constantly with no relief and have had a few panic attacks (I believe I have a social anxiety disorder but I doubt this is related)

I've had:
Upper GI = showed mild GERD
Abdominal CT scan = nothing significant
Abdominal Ultrasound = nothing significant

my doctor has me on Pantoloc which has helped the tightness I had in my throat but aside from that has done nothing for the pain/pressure... unfortunately he has given up and has referred me to a GI specialist (which isn't for another 4 months!!)

I can't handle this for another 4 months, in the 4 weeks it's been i've already had to take 3-4 days off work just because I can't concentrate or function normally with the gnawing pain in my upper chest driving me insane.

I don't drink alcohol/caffiene, take anti-inflammatorys, or eat spicy/fatty food either.

Please tell me this sounds like something specific!

Thanks for any help.

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  • Incase it matters I forgot to mention that i'm a 21 year old Male.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 04:03 PM
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  • Have you considered the possibility that you might have a food allergy? Gluten, lactose, and soy would all fit the bill.
    eleven 55 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 07:33 PM
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  • gluten was suggested by a family member before, maybe i'll try eliminate those thingsany idea how long it would be for me to notice any improvement after i've cut those out?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 04:49 PM
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  • me again - is it possible for me to suddenly be allergic to gluten or lactose though?i've been fine my whole life up until the last few weeks, I would assume if I had a problem with those foods i'd have these problems anytime I eat themI also notice my pain is at its worst when i'm anxious and stressed out... i'm almost positive i've got a social anxiety disorder as I have many irrational thoughts about social situations (I won't go into detail but I never knew that was an actual condition for the weird way i've thought all these years)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 04:55 PM
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  • me again - is it possible for me to suddenly be allergic to gluten or lactose though? i've been fine my whole life up until the last few weeks, I would assume if I had a problem with those foods i'd have these problems anytime I eat them I also notice my pain is at its worst when i'm anxious and stressed out... i'm almost positive i've got a social anxiety disorder as I have many irrational thoughts about social situations (I won't go into detail but I never knew that was an actual condition for the weird way i've thought all these years) It's definitely possible to become acutely allergic to a food. My own lactose intolerance developed slowly over a period of years, and my friend's gluten intolerance showed up suddenly and without warning (acute.)
    eleven 55 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 06:46 PM
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  • hmm, i'll try keeping a food log and write down when I feel the worstmy doctor hasn't even suggested a possible food allergy, all he seems to do is just scratch his head and send me off for more tests... grrr
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 18, 2006
    • 09:17 PM
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  • hmm, i'll try keeping a food log and write down when I feel the worst my doctor hasn't even suggested a possible food allergy, all he seems to do is just scratch his head and send me off for more tests... grrr I wonder if that man has even BEEN to med school. ^^ Even if you don't have all the allergy symptoms, it can't hurt to check with anything GI. But definitely do the log, and post it about a week from today.
    eleven 55 Replies
    • December 19, 2006
    • 01:32 AM
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