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Hi guys, Im in a bit of a rut..
So since 09 I have had incidents where I get pain in my central upper abdomen (maye 1,5-2 inches above belly button). Usually its shortly after a meal, but sometimes it does creep up on me a few hours post meal. It varies in severity and duration. In the beginning I only had it once/twice a year, but the pain was very bad for 4-7 hours. Fast forward to 2011 I started having these incidents like every 4 months, but with less pain. In 2014 I had an incident every month, but pain again was less. Here in 2016, it seems to be going backwards. I have incidents every 2 months or so. The pain is far from what it was in 09, but its still painful (its a dull squeezing kind of pain). I have recently found out that drinking Apple Cider Vinegar during an attack, will make it go away within 15-20 minutes. Leaving me with a tender spot under my right ribcage for around 24 hours. (Tender to touch).
When an attack is present, even though the pain is in my center, it is under my right ribcage that is very tender to touch. It also kinda shoots a pain towards the center, where the constant pain is.
Stools have also been acting weird. Switching between brown/yellowish-brown in color and consistency is mainly normal, but also range between somewhat loose/normal/hard. It seems like I might have trouble digesting fats, as I get diarrhea/loose stool if I eat too much in one meal.
I have had two ultrasounds of my abdomen in the last 5-6 months or so, an endoscopy and a colonoscopy, + bloodwork (incl. enzyme levels) all came back clear. Scheduled for a third US soon... Which I doubt will show anything new..
Could it be my gallbladder that is not functioning well? I was amazed when I felt the ACV helping.
Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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