Hi ladies this is my first post on this site. I am 55 and am getting upper stomach pain and nausea

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Does anyone know if this is normal in menopause? I also wake up with back pain. It feels like discomfort under my ribs 😢 have been on her for about 4 months. Hot flushes have gone but stomach just doesn't feel right? Have had blood tests and scans all came back normal am at my wits end just want to feel like me again 😔

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    Dear Debra

    Sorry you are suffering from this, stomach issues are common in menopause, I suffered nausea and had gastitis, I had an endoscopy to confirm it. It caused pain and discomfort, have you had scan on gallbladder? I had infected gallbladder years ago and no scan showed it up until I had it removed. That caused nausea and pain more in right shoulder.

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    I’ve had this loads in my last ten years of peri 

    Had three upper endoscopy scans and blood tests all ok

    The nausea is debilitating at times

    Was given lanzaprazole as it’s suggested I have acid reflux 

    Which I do believe I have my anxiety makes my stomach produce too much acid

    My list of symptoms is endless but just wanted to let you know it could be acid reflux 

    I don’t take the meds too many side effects 

    Hope you get relief soon x

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    Hi Debra, me too some where between my throat and stomach hurting pain in the rear I call it,glad hot flashes gone for you....makes me think something wrong loads a gas and acid reflux.
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    Hi debra56511

    Just wanted you to know that 2 years ago I was hit with debilitating upper stomach pain all across the bottom of my rib cage which felt like I’d done a million sit ups. Also in the mid upper back. The spine and going outwards along the rib cage wrapping around to the front. The pain is burning and searing at times. It’s relentless. I’ve had ultrasound, ct scans, endoscopes and all came back clear. I’ve even had my spine MRI scanned and that isn’t the source of the pain either. I’m also going through menopause and my world has crashed with all the horrible symptoms along side this pain.

    im seeing another gastroenterologist in January and I e been booked into the pain clinic.

    good luck with your pain and I hope you find an answer because it’s horrible. You’re definitely. It alone and I’d say that yes it’s related to menopause.

    i take omeprazole but it makes no difference. 

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      Hi dizwap, I got a lot gas causing searing pains as well,I'm on laprazole tablets myself everytime I don't eat enough more gas get in..I could feel it going around my stomach and tummy and get that sickly feeling it can make you feel unwell,this is Xmas I don't feel to join in the sprint and that's not me,this menopause plays a cruel joke on us all making you think your sick when your ok but why does it make you feel all sorts is beyond me..only few months ago I told the girls on here I'm better and getting on come this month the crap came back again how many times is it going to come and go,anyway I hope you start feeling better soon with your stomach issues (((((((Hugs))))))))

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    Hi debra, i too experience pains in my stomach and nausea but no vomiting. my gp states it is anxiety. I have had neck and shoulder pain since march which, got worse and in june i was refered to physio, i have been seeing a physio since october things have improved but not fixed yet. I have been experiencing lower back pain and pain in my sides under my ribs for the past 2 months. I have has USS and TVUSS, bloods all fine apart from a fibroid, i had to have a repeat B12 bloods but not heard anything yet. TBH im at my wits end, i cannot stand all these pains, are they because i am anxious and tensing i do not know.  
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    Hello Debra,

    I know this is a post from 8 months ago, but I wanted to see how you are feeling now.  I too am 55.  Have not had a period for 7 months.  I have had my gallbladder out years ago.  I have had trouble with gastritis for years.  The doctor told me to take omeprazole for it and that I might have to take it for life.  It usually works, but lately I too have the stomach pain that is in my upper stomach where my ribs come together.  The pain radiates to my back between my shoulder blades.   I also have nausea, bloating, horrible night sweats and anxiety.  

    Please tell me how you are doing now.  Also,  I would appreciate anyone else’s input.  Has anyone else had symptoms like this going thru this horrible peri menopause/ menopause? I am so tired of feeling like crap!

    Thanks in advance for your replies 


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