Tightening feeling

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Hi all

Still on the list waiting to get my gallbladder removed and hernia repaired 😣

All day today I have been getting a really strange tightening sensation in my lower rib cage, almost feels as if there are a pair of hands inside me squeezing everything, it's not painful but slightly uncomfortable and a very strange sensation, I also feel really full. Does anybody else ever get this and have any idea as to what causes it?

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    Not sure exactly but can be the diaphragm contracting as it is irritated by Gb or something else. I have had this and it reminded me of contractions in labour! Anti spasmodic med might help, buscopan maybe. I also applied a wheat bag and some aromatherapy massage oil to the abdomen. If you have hiatal hernia (I have this as well - sigh!) you may get oesphageal spasms I believe so might be that, or irritation from something you ate. Hope u soon feel better...
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      Hi Cynthia, yes it is a bit like contractions during labour, only not as painful thank god! I use a hot water bottle but sometimes find that it annoys me as it's too hot, wheat bag is a good idea though, will give that a go, thanks x
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    Yes! I get it all the time. I know exactly what you mean. I worry when I get that. It used to be a precursor to an attack coming but touch wood, I've only had 2 full attacks since October. I eat little and often and very low fat. That seems to have helped prevent frequent or serious attacks
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      Hi lisa, think you may be right about it coming before an attack, I had an attack last Saturday, only mild this time and felt like this during the day, fingers crossed it is not a bad sign for tonight 😣
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      I do hope you are OK. As soon as I get that tightening I take Buscopan. It's different for everyone I know but touch wood, that seems to prevent an attack. Have you got a date yet? You sound sooo similar to me.

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