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Three weeks ago I started with explosive flatulence, bloating and lower left stomach pain. This subsided to general gassiness and burping with the pain now around the ribs. It took a week to settle and for the first 3 days bowel movements were burning - as if I had eaten a hot curry!
A week went by and l was fine. So lulled into a false sense of security, I tucked into a large amount of lemon curd ice cream with marscapone. I know I know..... Within the hour I was immobile with terrible lower stomach pain. However it subsided after an hour or two and I then had a couple of days of general gassiness but no pain.
It could be gall bladder but the pain when I had it was not in the typical place. Lactose or another intolerance is my next bet but can you develop intolerances in your 60s??
I've booked a GP appointment but can't see anyone till next week as presumably it doesn't count as an emergency. In fact part of me worries about wasting the GP's time. In the meantime any guesses? I've started a food and symptom diary. I understand you are not supposed to start any exclusion diets till you have seen the GP but I certainly won't be tucking into any ice cream any time soon....
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