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Hi All, over the past 4 weeks I've had pain in the middle of my chest just underneath my ribs and then onto my left side. Its really tender and gets worse when I eat, I'm having trouble sleeping as I can't get comfortable because of the pain. It all started off with feeling very light headed for a week prior to the pain. Now the pain is with me all the time and getting worse with food.
I found I can't it spicy food as I was sick soon after a curry, I do feel sick after eating and sometimes I start coughing about an hour after eating.
I've been to my gp and had blood tests, the blood results don't show anything significant and I've been asked to go and have some more on Thursday.
My gp isn't very happy with my symptoms but I don't come under the right criteria to have a gastroscopy under the 2 week plan but he is going to send me for an mri, which I'm just waiting for an appointment. He put me on lansoprazole which doesn't seem to be doing anything and yesterday when I saw him, he prescribed some pain relief. I've got another appointment in 2 weeks with him but he did say to go back if it gets worse.
I'm really scared of what it could be, I've had a tough time the last 2 years with having problems with my gallbladder which this site was great with lots of support from people and it was taken out last year and then abdominal nerve entrapment due to the surgery and then I had gynae issues and had to have a minor operation in May so I was hoping everything was on the up and I could have a Christmas without being in pain. I'm 49 and don't really fall into some of the usual categories so I was hoping someone on here can relate and tell me their story.
Thanks for reading x
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