Three years ago I had some stomach issues. It started with some mild pain on my upper right side, followed by about a week of abdominal pain. I felt fine on an empty stomach, but after eating my abdomen would feel bloated and uncomfortable, with a feeling like I needed to go to the bathroom when in fact I did not. I went to the ER, they suspected my gallbladder but blood tests and an ultrasound revealed nothing, so they blamed it on acid reflux and told me to take antacids.
Skip ahead to yesterday. No problems in between. Occasional heartburn depending on what I eat, but no pain. I started to feel off again a day or two before. Stomach bloated a little, thought it might have been PMS related. Woke up yesterday feeling a little queasy, so I ate two of those mini chocolate donuts as a quick way to get something on my stomach and hopefully settle it. About 30 minutes later I felt a sharp pain behind my lower right ribs, towards the front in the area below my right breast. It slowly spread around my side to the back, then up and down along my spine only on the right side. I started to feel nauseous, and spent the next two hours in pain and constantly burping up acid. After it faded I had the same tender abdomen/bloating/feeling like I need to go as I did before. I'm still having that. I can drink as much as I want, but solid food is a painful experience from the moment I finish eating. It doesn't matter what kind of food, anything that puts weight on my stomach flares it up. My abdomen is tender to the touch pretty much from my ribs to my pelvis.
I should have gone to the doctor right when the pain started, but I was afraid of wasting more time only to get another "I don't know, have some pills anyway." Plus the worst of it would have been over in the time it would take me to drive to the ER and actually get seen. Does this sound gallbladder related? Maybe something else? Anything to point me in the right direction and help me get a doctor to really look into it instead of half guessing is appreciated.