I am 23 years old and have been experiencing extreme side/stomach pain for about 10 years.
The pain started in my right side, almost underneath the ribcage although I can't pinpoint the exact location. It is a dull pain but feels somewhat sharp sometimes. It lasts all night long (over 7 hours) and is sensitive to pressure. Sometimes it can be so bad that I throw up from the pain. I am never able to get comfortable, and on the nights that I have it, I get no sleep because I am up all night tossing and turning. Painkillers do not help. If I use a heating pad on the area, it helps the pain slightly but not much. Over the past year, the pain has moved into my upper stomach area, but I still feel it a little bit in my right side. It feels like a gnawing that won't go away and it's excruciating!
I only get the pain about once every 1 or 2 months. It only lasts one night and in the morning it's gone and I am completely fine again. I have been to sooo many doctors and none of them can tell me anything. I've gotten ultrasounds (gall bladder and pancreas are normal), blood work, I have been tested for H pylori and everything always comes up normal. My instinct is to go the emergency room when I have it, but they literally do nothing but prescribe vicodin (which doesn't help), and send me home.
I have never found anyone with the same type of pain as this and can't find any information on the internet so I thought I would reach out and see if there is anyone that may have a suggestion about what I should do next, or see if anyone has experienced something similar? I have pretty much given up several years ago, but when it flares up, I can't help but keep searching because this can't be normal!