Pains like trapped wind on stomach,b and chest, that don't subside with painkillers or wind tablets

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On and off for about a year or so I've started off during the day with what feels like a bad back that eventually turns into full blown pains In stomach and chest Aswell, I take painkillers that don't touch the pain and take wind tablets Aswell none of which have any effect, I end up with diarrhea and vomiting as a result but still I can't move the feeling of trapped wind/pain, I've tried all the positions i could find to help to relieve the pain which also never work, tried the hot water tricks and peppermint nothing shifts it, it's becoming to be a pain especially right now at this moment trying to sleep and I really can't get comfortable and having to run to the loo to be sick, are these symptoms of IBS and if so does anyone have any ideas on how I could try and ease the pains because they are becoming a nightmare :,(

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    My stomach is also really extended I look like I could be carrying twins, it's sore and really uncomfortable to touch Aswell I just want some relief

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    Hi Danielle, have you spokrn to your doctor about this pain? Being in the chest back and upper stomach...sounds possibly loke costichondritis to me. You obviously have ibs symptoms too or been diagnosed with that. How long have you been suffering these symptoms? Any other health issues?
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    Have you been diagnosed with IBS?  Your symptoms sound like it.
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    I have been experiencing what I am being told is IBS for two and a half months now. The pain has gotten worse from the beginning and I am being told that different people have different experiences of IBS. I just started having trouble sleeping. The lower left abdomen is where i experience sharp excrutiating pain and thats of course my favorite side to sleep on. I cant sleep on that side anymore because the pressure makes it hurt too much. I too am looking for any natural remedies for relief. It feels like I am not going to be able to function in a normal world with this. I need to find a way to control it. I do not throw up though as of yet. Although I ate something to different times that made me feel nauseous, but I didnt vomit. I have had more constipation than diarrhea but then again they say that everyone is different and my friend who has IBS has diarrhea all the time. She doesnt experience this constant nagging pain though like I do. I get the trapped wind as well. I havent tried medicine for that yet but plan on doing so soon. 
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      Hi...costochondritis and ibs are suggestive of systemic inflammatory disorders which is what I have and I have had both conditions.

      I am in remission currently after long treatment. No bloating cramps or anything else now. No costochondritis no migraine. All of it now gone. Autoimmune disease is often the culprit with these widespread symptoms. Sometimes 'ibs' is not ibs at all. It wasn't in my case even though docs kept trying to tell me it was x

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      Thank you for the information. I have had Chostochondritis for years now! I was just diagnosed with IBS recently. So do you have an auto immune disease? Or is Systemic Inflammatory disorder and acutal disease? 
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      Hi. Sorry to talk of it in a confusing way. I have an auto immune disease. It is systemic so affects me in multiple ways. Ibs type symptoms joint pain migraine....many people suffer a lot of symptoms with auto immune disease some people just one or two.

      My disease is auto inflammatory. So most of my symptoms are caused by inflammation. Inflammation in the gut and intestines. Inflammation in the joints and cartilage ( hence the episodes of costochondritis).

      There are several disorders which cause these types of symptoms along with general fatigue and mallaise....feeling nauseous, faint or dizzy.

      It is a complicated area and many of these disorders have overlapping symptoms. Often blood tests ate unremarkable and scans show nothing because it is inflammation causing the pain. That doesn't show up on scans. Hope this helps. It is a confusing area which is often why gps miss it or misdiagnose it...even soecialists do.

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    Have you been to your GP?
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    it sounds like excess acid to me. try taking a liquid antacid regularly
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