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Hello!! I dont know if anyone can help me. Ive been to my GP and currently waiting to have a ultrasound. I know I probably wont know exactly until I have had the scan, but Im just wondering whether anyone else has had the same symptoms as me and whether its turned out to be gallstones, IBS or anything else? Ok most of the time I have the feeling of a lump underneath my right rib. I cant feel it with my hands, it just feels like there is something there, maybe my gallbladder (or something) inflammed, it doesnt hurt but it is really awkward and no matter what position your in (lying down, sitting up, standing), it is still there. Then every now and then I have, what I call, attacks!! They happen all of a sudden and to begin with, they were only 10mins long, however the past 3 times its happened, its been early hours of the morning (1am ish) and lasted for a few hours (until about 6-7am). It feels like my ribs are crushing down onto my lungs. My ribs are aching!! The last couple of times that I have had a attack, it felt like this lump was going to burst!! I then get a aching pain along my spine, or at the top and in between my shoulder blades. But thats not all the time!! Eating tikka curry, lasagne and pork bring these attack on. But then some days I feel fine, no lump, no aching, and no pains!! At the moment, my temp is up and down like a yo yo!! 1min Im hot, next Im cold!! And today I kept breaking out in cold sweats!! I was boiling and the rest of my family were ok or even cold!! I seem to be tired a lot at the moment aswell, I had 8 hours sleep last night and still feel really tired!! Oh and another thing with these pains, its always on the right hand side....either where my rib cage is, or where it ends. And also in the middle of where my ribs join. I have also noticed little lumps under the skin of all over my adomen (sorry I dont know how to spell it)!! Feels like a pea size spot underneath the skin!! I am overweight however I have lost a lot of weight in a short about of time (2 stone in 2 months - quick for me but it might not be for others). So these little peas might be normal and I havent noticed them before because Ive had more fat there to cover it up!! I dont know!! But I have never had this pain before and I cant seem to find a way to get rid of the pain during the attacks!! I try different positions and it doesnt help!! I feel like Im going to be sick during these attacks and I sweat so much!! I lost weight because I chose to lose weight, not because of whatever this is. I have read up about gallstones and there are some symptoms I dont have, so thats why Im questioning whether its gallstones or IBS. I dont have jaundice, I dont have pale stool that float (disgusting I know but thats the first thing I got asked by my GP). I also dont have these pains all the time!! Like I had a attack on May 29th and then not another one until June 6th!! And the last attack before these 2 were quite a few weeks back!! I have been given buscopan by my gp to help with the spasms, I only got them on Friday (6th), and forgot to take any yesterday so I cant really say if theyre working or not. I will know for sure the answer when I get the scan, but Im just wondering whether anyone else has had these pains and have been diagnosed? Thanks, Steph xx
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