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Ok I will try to keep this short. I started experiencing right side upper abdominal discomfort. It started getting progressively worse. I started experiencing pain in my upper abdomen, lower abdomen(occasionally), sides, and back(Occasionally). Now I'm also burping constantly. I've been to the ER 3 times. They did an ultrasound and x-rays of my organs(liver, gallbladder, right side kidney, chest). Everything looks fine they say. Then I finally went and got a primary care doctor. He had me go in for an EGD. This was last friday.
I was diagnosed with Mild Gastritis, Bad Acid Reflux, and a small Hiatal hernia. Now I'm on Omeprazole and Sucraflate. This is the 3rd day now on Omeprazole and I've been on sucraflate for roughly 10 days now(since the last ER visit). I feel a little better but not great by any stretch.
Here's my problem.
My pain is constant. It almost never goes away. Gnawing sometimes. Burning for a few seconds after that. My whole mid section feels like it's being poked by needles periodically. I can only try to sleep laying straight with my head lifted slightly and try to fall asleep while trying to ignore the pain. Sleeping on my side is a no go and also my preferred sleeping position, which sucks.
My question is this: Is this normal? Why do I keep thinking my diagnoses can't cause all these symptoms. I mean how do I have pain below the belly button on both sides.
I am at my wits-end at this point. Tired of being in pain.
I'm 31 and had no issues prior to November. How did this happen?????
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