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This started in September 2017. I had a sharp pain under my rib cage, centre, above my belly button and was throwing up every time I stood up or walked. Dr came and out and gave me some tablets to help with acid, I just let them melt in my mouth. Took 1 and the next day the pain had dulled alot.
Went to the drs again as was still in a little pain, mainly on the right side, just a dull ache, said it was probably Gastritis after checking my stomach area out for quite a while, pressing down and all that said she couldnt feel anything unusual. Said to keep on the tablet, but go down to 1 a day instead of 1 twice a day. and eat bland foods and I should be alright in a few weeks.
I had been worrying in case the illness didnt go away as I was going on holiday and didnt want thr pain to spoil it. I was worried and questioning all the “what ifs” etc. The pain started to ease off whilst in the middle of my holiday.
After getting back (October) I went back to the drs as I had booked the appointment while I was away but the pain had eased a lot, went back, checked stomach again and put me on a lower dosage of the tablets as the infection probably hadnt cleared fully up and went for a blood test.
I had started eating normally again by this point and havent had any trouble with any foods.
After having my blood test, I started the tablets, i needed to swallow these ones 30mins after food. I was told to take 2 a day for 2weeks and then 1 a day for 2 weeks ( i think)
No problems in this time. It took me to early November. Didn’t hear anything about my blood test, so 2 weeks after having it, i called in and asked about it, everything was fine.
Thought nothing else of it until last week.
I was slightly concerned if I would be well for Christmas as the past few Christmas’ i have had and upset stomach or a headache or tired, and I want to be well enough to enjoy the food my grandparents have made as they go to a lot of trouble and dont want to let them down.
On Sunday I woke up with a cold, so I spent the day doing as much as possible to get rid of it by keeping hydrated, sweating, blowing my nose etc. On the Monday, I was sat down on the computer with the hot water bottle and I felt a pain in the middle, just below the rib cage. I didnt know if it was the water bottle digging in me or the pain coming back but I haf a cold sweat due to it.
The pain had been there ever since.
I had been sneezing a lot and had a constant runny nose so I dont know if mucus couldve gone down my thought and caused an upset or if its just down to the cold. I had also been stretching as well before going on the computer.
I havent taken any antiacids or anything like that because last time, they didnt do anything.
Any ideas what it could be?
Im 25 male, I have never smoked and not a big drinker as well. I suffer with anxiety/depression and take a tablet each day for that. Other than that in ok health
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