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Since September of 2015 I have had reoccuring and random stomach pains on upper right abdomen. These pains are sharp, as if someone is stabbing me with a knife, and right below my rib cage. It is tender when I push on it too. They occur randomly and do not occur after eating a particular food. Sometimes they even occur when I haven't eaten in a while.
I have no other symptoms, just the pain. Occassionaly I have upper back pain but it is very rare. When the pain is unbearable I have to go to the ER just to get some sort of relief. The past two years I have had many blood tests (all normal), two endoscopys (both normal), have been to two different GI doctors, have had a hida scan and ultrasound (normal, no gallstones). Sometimes pain killers can't even get rid of the pain. It is very sporatic as well. I have been on zantac, bentyl, and also a laxative. I also take birth control to regulate my period.
My current GI doctor seems to think it may be from stress or IBS. I am currently on an antidepressant, I was diagnosed about three years ago. I am on a low dose. I am an overthinker and a worrier and this stomach pain did begin right after a bad breakup. I am just not convinced that stress can cause this much pain (maybe it can?)
Before I go to bed I put on an icy hot patch under my right breastbone just to give some sort of relief so I can sleep. But what kind of quality of life is that? I am 25. I want to go out with my friends and have a proper social kife but I am always in pain.
Sometimes I feel like I'm crazy I just need to know if anyone else has ever experienced anything like this to know I'm not alone. Thank you very much for the help and support in advance!
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