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Upper Abdominal Pain Every Night for 7 Years...No Diagnosis

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  • Posted By: kjranney
  • May 16, 2013
  • 10:04 PM

I'm 34 and I've experienced severe upper abdominal pain every night for the past 7 years. I have had my gall bladder removed, received countless tests (ERCP, MRI, CT Scans, blood work, etc) and everything always comes out normal. Episodes would last for hours and I would be on the floor writhing in pain and sobbing. I was put on nitroglycerin for the pain and that helps, but it's not preventative and I don't take it every day. When it wakes me up at night, I drink a large glass of really cold water and that seems to help. On occasions when it doesn't, I can eat a few crackers or bread and that helps as well. I was diagnosed at one time with Esophageal Motility Disorder, but a recent email from my doctor says that I don't have that after all. My doc has given up on me and is out of ideas. Is anyone else experiencing this?? Any ideas? Medication I can take to sleep through the night?

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