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Hi there. A few years ago I had what I thought was a muscle spasm under my right shoulder blade. I sat still for 30 min and it subsided only to be sore for a few days and then it went away. Another 6 months later the same thing happened. Each time it stopped me cold and I couldn't inhale. No other symptoms. Once this happened after a light meal and the other few I remember upon waking and getting out of bed which is why I thought it was a muscle. I had this about 4-5 times and then this September it came back again and a week later I rose out of bed and was in pretty severe pain. It felt like my back was seizing up and I had to pace the house. Then, it wrapped around my front and under my right rib cage. It got a little better and I slept a few hours on my left side. I didn't get any heartburn or sternum pain and it had been at least 5 hours since I ate. I went to doctor and he gave me baclofen and recommended PT. I suffered moderate pain a week and was afraid to leave the house and then about 10 days later, the back pain came back. I took antacids, baclofen and even some leftover oxy to no avail. Super painful and went to ER. I had contacted my doctor by email and phone for the whole week telling him my pain was almost entirely in the front rib and he never got back. ER was pretty sure it was biliary colic. Blood work was fine though. FINALLY the ER doc contacted my doc and he ordered an US and it came back fine. I waited for a gastro referral for a month and by the time I found one and had an endoscopy I was without symptoms except belching and intestinal gas. After the incident gas just poured out and eventually got less and less. The ED showed mild redness (this is two months after). I was put on PPI and after three weeks I was so tired I couldn't get out of bed. My new family doctor switched me to H2 blocker. Thing is, all through Christmas I ate normal.. no problems. Then I eat light and belching and feeling super full on one bite. Now about three days ago, the back pain is back. I am getting anxiety thinking the attack that took over my life will return. I seem to feel it isn't caused by my stomach although it is affecting it. I am on the drug until mid-Fed. Any ideas? I have a VERY small hiatal hernia. The gastro really thought it was gallbladder too until he saw the redness and they said gastritis.
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