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Hi I was just after some experiences.
For 3 years I have suffered with what I thought/was told was indigestion but after talking to some friends I'm not so sure anymore.
When it first started all of a sudden one night when my daughter was 2 the pain woke me from sleep and it was awful I thought something was going to burst, it didn't matter what I did nothing helped. It went on every night for a few days so I went to the doctor and she tested for h pylori (negative) and gave me lansoprazole incase it was an ulcer, they didn't help. I went to a&e but was just dismissed as indigestion and given Peptac liquid this didn't help either. When I was eating I was feeling full quickly and quite nauseated so the doctor gave me anti sickness tablets which stopped me feeling full quickly and now I can eat a full meal again ever since.
Eventually the pains went away and life continued but then I'd go weeks with no pains then a burning would start in the pit of my stomach, this would go on for a few weeks then either lead to an attack or just stop.
So basically I get weeks where I just have a burning in the pit of my stomach that is uncomfortable but bare able and sometimes I get these attacks where I am doubled over in agony lasting anywhere from An hour to 4 hours.
The pain is between my breast bone and belly button right in the middle but lately I have been getting pain under right ribs and middle back pain accompanied by the burning.
The last bad attack I had was last year when I was 16 weeks pregnant, again it woke me up and it felt like a vice around my ribs, again nothing would help until I had to go to a&e convinced something was wrong with baby but by the time I got there it had stopped so again I was sent home with indigestion.
For the past week and a half I have again had the burning in my stomach and rib pain plus a burning feeling down my right ribs at one point but it hasn't come to anything, I have also just been feeling generally unwell, dizzy, headaches, middle back pain.
During a bad attack I feel like if I could be sick I'd feel better but I can't be and if I try to make myself I just dry heave or get that horrible watery stuff in my mouth. I pace the floors and rock in a ball until it passes, there is no way I could sleep.
Now finally I am awaiting an appointment for a scan to see of it is stones but I just wanted some other experiences and symptoms people had as I don't think all of mine are classic symptoms but I do realise they affect people differently. My doctor told me I was too younger stones.
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