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Two years ago for no apparent reason I had an attack of vomiting and from being perfectly healthy I have been in mild to doubling pain every waking hour, its rare that I have five minutes without this continual pain, going to sleep and even being woken, my sleep pattern has changed and I'd say I get around 4-5 hours sleep now, I can say that in two years I have had four days pain free, no idea how or why. My GP has gone down the route of trying all the usual medicines that I can recognize on here as well as gastroscopy, colonoscopy, scans etc.
My symptoms are back pain, burning acid-like in lower back and today for instance, it feels like a burning tennis ball under my right shoulder blade, I have had palpatations, keep going hot and now am feeling sick, stomach wise I feel bloated, wearing a belt is agony and if driving with a belt on it definitely makes things worse.
The pain has never let up - I tried Amiltrypaline which after a few weeks I found the pain had eased somewhat but, the effects on my short term memory, balance, driving, dry mouth, palpatations, sleep werer not worth it.
I had an endoscopy a year ago which showed gastritis also had a scan which revealed polyps on gallbladder, after a year and a half of constantly pressuring my GP and getting nowhere I went to see a specialist who seemed to do a more thorough exploration and this yielded a hiatus hernia- this seems to make sense as the more of your posts I read on here under Hiatus Hernia the more it mirrors my exact symptoms.
I have had a day of popping pain-killers and yet today, nothing has remotely touched the pain, one thing that I found weird last night was that every moment of every day since the vomiting two years ago I have lower burning back pain, but last night it shifted and is under my right shoulder blade, it has been burning away all day and is passing on to the left - it really hasn't eased one bit.
What is the next stage? From what I have read, any operations seem less than positive and excruciating.
Anyway, after years it is at least good to know there are people in the same boat as me, what foods or drinks should I be avoiding. I seem to have tried cutting out everything from garlic, ginger, bread, meat, spices, pasta, rice, booze, fruit juice, coffee still I cannot put my finger on any one thing? Thanks
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