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I'm going to try to keep this short.
Background: I have Ulcerative Colitis which I've had for 7 years. I've been in full remission for the last 3 years since I started on Pentasa. In that time I've only had to take Prednisone once or twice, which is great!
But my issue is, even when I'm in remission, every now and then I have these horrible feelings in my upper left intestine. Sometimes it feels like a gnawing hunger which increases after meals, other times it's like a chest tightness (I know it's not heart or lung related, I'm 24, slim and healthy and it feels more abdominal in origin anyway).
When it gets bad, I take a PPI for a few days or a week, and it seems to help gradually, but it's very uncomfortable for that entire week feeling a mixture or combination of tightness, bloating, hunger, fullness, a bit of nausea etc. Sometimes I'll get mucus before my stool and a lot of gas which creates loud bowel sounds, but it never seems to escalate into a flare up of my Ulcerative Colitis, which makes me think it may not be the cause.
What I think it could be:
Ulcerative Colitis symptoms
GERD (not likely in my opinion, as it's far too sporadic)
Anyone else feel the same symptoms?
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