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I'm new here but would really like to see what others thoughts are on this condition I seem to be suffering from - it is a long explanation but have a lot of history.
In January 2013 I came down with what I thought was a stomach bug. A lot of stomach pain constant didn't let up apart from for the first 5-10 minutes after eating something like potatoes or rice, then the pain would be back more intense mostly in the area above belly button up to my breastplate. This went on for about 10 days. Then all of a sudden I had a very intense pain in the right side up under my ribs and stabbing pain just under my right shoulder blade. The pain made me sweat and took my breath away. I got straight to my doctor as an emergency, when he pressing on my stomach he sent me straight to the hospital with suspected gallstones. I was admitted and told they would do an ultrasound scan I was NBM. After 2 days they still hadn't done the scan, I was there 48 hours by which time all the pain had gone again so I discharged myself and it was as if it had just disappeared. I have bupa so arranged a private scan, can back with enlarged gallbladder. Went to a private gastro man and he done an endoscopy, said I had gastritis all other bloods can back clear. The pain had gone so I thought that was as it all cleared up.
Then went for a hard run in July 2013, 3 miles out I have this constant stomach ache, when I got home I was in a lot of pain and thought I was hungry so had some rice and chicken I was in agony as soon as I ate it. After about a week of constant pain again I went to gp (different doctor) explained my symptoms and he said I think I know what it is reflux, do this poo test for a bacteria and them take omeprazole. I did sample and then started the meds. Was told it would take 2 weeks for results. Meds did nothing pain was constant. it hurt if I didn't eat but really hurt when I did. Then was told the sample needed to be done again as I didn't put my name on the bottle although the paperwork was in the plastic wallet with the bottle by this time I had been in constant pain for 4 weeks. I got referral and went private with bupa a different gastr man. I had gone from 54.5 kilos to 50.6 kilos. Then as I as ordered up for ultrasound mri and bloods all the pain disappeared again. All test came back clear and gastro man said I have IBS. During all this I didn't have constipation, diarrhoea or lower pain????? I walked out thinking really???? Never heard of that??? I wasn't pooing much whilst I was ill as I wasn't eating much.
Whilst all this is going on it accrued to me, I usually hiccup only once or twice at a time maybe 4-5 times a day throughout the day - whilst I have been I'll it stopped both times then as soon as the pain goes hiccups return as usual.
Then a week ago, went for a run 2 miles out, the pain was back I jogged easy home and quickly put some steamed rice on as it is like when you are so hungry your stomach is so painful and is touching your back - that's how this starts every time. I ate the rice but then it was back with all force. It has now been a week again - have appointment with first gastro man on Saturday morning. The pain is like a constant pain that feels like it is squeezing me and then releases a bit pain in back and this time over to the left of back and middle of stomach and to the left just under ribs but the pain radiates out. Sometimes it will come on strong for hours then it subsides to a dull ache then I eat or drink and we are off again.
Does anyone have any ideas what this is? I would have thought if it was gastritis I would have diarrhoea, or vomiting or that it would come and go throughout the day? Walking and moving around makes the pain and aching worse.
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