okay so i've nevr did this whole forum thing but i guess anything is worth a try. i get theses pains in my lower ribs and they like shoot up my ribs and whne i get these pains my chest starts to hurt and my breathing gets worse. the pains hurt in my lower back also. the pains get so bad that i cry. sometimes the pains even run down in to my hip bones.the doctor just says its nothing just a little gas but i can go with out eating and everythg also i can take my zantac but nothing helps. i shouldnt be having all these pains im on ly sixteen. any help woould be great
I have gastroparesis and Crohns disease. Now I am getting terrible, awful pains under the rib cage. I have already had my gallbladder and appendix out. This pain - it feels as though all of my organs are being shoved up into my chest and pushing (squishing) my lungs and heart, trying to push them out of the body cavity. I can hardly catch a breath, and roll about or half stand or sit bending over trying to get it to ease. If will move around, hoping it is gas and that moving will relieve it. It doesn't. Neither does Gas-x or antacids (plus I take Nexium 2xs a day and have long ago quit eating greasy foods or red sauce or really spicey things). I DO swell or bloat up trememdously when this happens.
I have also lately been having bad, burning chest pain usually with exertion and even had an agniogram to rule out heart trouble. It is NOT gerd...I KNOW when I have GERD.
I started having the same thing over 10 years ago. Sometimes the pain was in my chest, sometimes between my shoulder blades, my throat would tighten up, I would sweat and feel like I was going to be sick the pain was so bad.
After many tests I was diagnosed with esophageal spasms and put on Diltiazem ER which keeps it under control.
I am only young, but i have been having reasonably the same problems.I used to get severe pain and bloating a few times a month. I thought it was becasue i ws not eating frequently enough. then it became fore frequent especially after eatign wheat products so i tried to cut out major wheat products thinkign that it might be wheat intollerance(I am lactose intollerant already, my sister is both). well weeks past then i ws startign to go pretty uncomfortable pain always centre bottom of chest and lower abdomen, it would shoot back and forth. Eventually it became an every night thing. I would be very tired aduring ht eday and sometime in the afternoon the pain would hit and last all night, i would have to try to go to sleep crying in pain. last night was th eworst. it hit in the late afternoon but it was especially painful that i couldnt even pretend i was ok before i got back home. I couldnt stand up straight(this is typical) and all i wanted to do is hit my chest and stomach becasue i wanted the pain to stop. i was in complete agony for hours adn had no apitite even though i had not eaten for hours. I got some buscupan from the chemist and the pain settled, but i know it will happen again today. my friend told me it could be the my stomach is preduing too much acid and my stomach is reacting to all the foods i am eating. I have been told it could be an stomach ulcer and also ibs...I have no idea.I also get back apin every night too. it doesnt help that i am rundown from having a stubbon cough and upper chest pain for over 2 months now too, so i am pretty rundown.
I knwo this is alot and i am finally going to see a doctor today. It just seems so silly cos i dont drink alcohol or smoke. i am an active, healthy eating 22 year old.
i have the same pains. i had my gallbladder removed in '93. the pains start at the top of my stomach right under my ribs and it spreads down, up and into my back. either feels like all my insides have been pushed up under my ribs and like i need to reach up in there and pull something down or like a balloon has been inflated under my ribs....like a hot burning feeling (not acid burning). it only happens to me like 2x a year and the dr's have told me "it doesn't happen often enough to do anything about it." as i'm typing, it's has been hurting off and on for about 30 min. it comes and goes. i have to get my husband to beat on my back. i can usually lay on my left side and "deep breathe" it away. but tonight it has come and subsided 3 times in a row. it's like a gallbladder attack in reverse. starting in the chest and spreading...whereas my gallbladder attacks would start in the back (or side) and spread. i have tried to compare my diet with each episode, but there is nothing i can remember that is a connector. i have had endonoscopy (the camera down my throat into my stomach) which showed nothing....no hernia or anything. i'm tired of this pain......i feel like i need to call 911...and about that time it'll subside.
I had gastric bypass about 5 years ago and since May I have experienceing excruciating pain in my stomach and back. I happened for about 2 weeks straight along with major constipation. Now I have attacks about every week and a half or so......My doc says it IBS. I cant imagine it is. the pain in breathing taking. HELP!!!!!
I have the same pain under both my ribs. It happens almost everyday and I'm tired of living with it. It never occured to me to use pepto bismol. It really helped and reduced the pain alot. So it's something worth a try I think.
I have had this issue since I was 15 yrs old and I am 40 this year. It comes and goes when it visits. Sometimes it lasts for months at a time with degrees of severity and length ranging from mild and a few minutes to so severe my eyes roll back and I practically scream in pain that last for several hours. I even had one last a few days straight. Nothing touches it in the middle of an attack...docs have even tried morphine to stop pain. No luck. I've been diagnosed with so many different issues, its pathetic: GERD, esophagus spasms, stomach spasms, indigestion, etc...even H-pylori. I had an endoscopy done a few years back to check for ulcers, which was negative. Did a stomach biopsy and did find H-pylori. I no longer have my gall bladder, either. Been on a regime of Pepcid and other stuff, to no avail. Symptoms occur w/ several different causes: stress, hunger, over-eating, anger, worry, sugar, grease, acidy foods or liquids, etc. I have gone several years without an attack only to have an onset come on out of the blue and stay a few months. Been that way recently. No attacks for a few years, and all the sudden, I am having them again for the last few months and increasing in regularity. Have discovered that making myself throw up shortens the length of the attack, but not the severity. I always know when I am going to have one:
My stomach immediately begins to simmer or boil giving me an odd stomach pain. My stomach immediately bloats to an intense fullness as if to explode. The pain rises to diaphragm seizing chest and rib cage, wrapping to mid back and between shoulder blades. Causes shortness of breath due to tightness. Nausea happens, and I may or may not involuntarily throw up. The pain increases in intensity to leave me doubled over in a fetal position writhing and groaning or screaming in pain. Sometimes my eyes roll back. I usually grip something with my hands and just bite the bullet so to speak, for I know it has to play out and nothing I do will ease it off. However long it lasts, it normally eases off just as quickly as it came. For me, I never know if it is finished or if there will be a second round. There is a 50/50 chance of a second round. No matter what I put in my stomach at this time only causes more severity, even water. Then, after the attack, I am drained, can barely walk, sore throughout torso, and can fall to sleep immediately, but I never lie down - only sit up. Then an onslaught of diarrhea overtakes me usually within a few hours of the attack or at least within the very next 24 hrs. It is usually quickly, coming on with no solidity to it at all and usually has an extreme foul odor. This will last for the entire day, sometimes two, and then turns to a tar pasty texture - an extremely dark green appearing black for another day or so accompanied by a somewhat upset stomach.
I have tried almost everything on the market with no success: Mylanta, Maalox, Tums, Rolaids, Gas-X, Gaviscon, Alka-seltzer, Pepcid, Nexium, Ranatanidine, Dulcolax, MOM, Riopan, and some thick gel numbing substance prescribed by the doc. Currently I use Pepto, which normally comes right back up, and plain old Soda water YUCK that tends to help me belch and then throw up, but never stops or decreases the attack in any way. For a day or so after an attack, I merely will snack on saltines and/or mashed potatoes. The blandness seems to help, yet not always a failsafe idea. It will take me a couple of days to resume eating my regular diet.
My regular diet consists of nothing usually more than egg whites, yogurt, fresh fruit or Naked fruit juice, rice (and variations of), baked or grilled chicken and fishes, various nuts, baked potatoes, and very little vegetables (as they tend to make me very gassy)Ã¢spamÂ¦sometimes oatmeal here and there. I shy away from sweets, drink nothing but water and fruit juice (usually ONLY Naked) with an occasional Gatorade. I almost never eat greasy foods of any kind and RARELY eat red meats. Every once in a while I will have bread products. I do have horrible back pain and frequent headaches and migraines, so I consume a lot of Ibuprofen and Excedrin, sometimes Aleeve. I have determined that alcohol causes almost an instant attack; however, even though I was a HEAVY drinker, I am a recovered alcoholic with over 14 years of sobriety. I have a regular exercise program of strength training, aerobics, Tae-bo, and P-90 at least one hour a day every other day or so. I have, of late (a few months) not done any routine workouts, simply due to lack of motivation.
I share this for two reasons: 1) to let others know they are not alone, and 2) to find any thoughts, ideas, or routines that WORK to fight this issue.
A boiling hot water bottle on the painful area. It works...you will manage to fall asleep in about ten, twenty minutes.....not a cure but it helps when the pain is high and gets you through it. If you have to re gill, do so....
Hi i have pains up my upper body at my right side its very sharpe pain . i go 2 de toilet alot and the pain starts before i go to the toiletand after i eat mmy dinner and any food like salads aswel and even if i go 4 a walk i get bad pains. I ave dis pain over a year now. Got a utrasound scan done and nothing showed up. Wats causin this.
Hey, im 16 having this pain right now!This moring my dad made me bacon and eggs with a cup of orange juice. and when i got full and finshed i went to sleep, I woke up with this pain in between my rib cage and it hurts more when im standing,and i feel like its gas but i cant burb or anything, this is my 4th time waking up with this. The Last time i had this i woke up crying , i threw up alot. so my parents took me to the Hospital and they couldnt find what was wrong. i was in soo much pain i was screaming in tears so they shot me up with this stuff that made me go to sleep to try not to feel the pain. after a couple of hrs, i went home and went to sleep and the pain was gone. But still they didnt tell me what was wrong with me.
hi just reading all these is insane because i thought the pains i was having was pregnancy related because ive only had these attacks since i had my daughter a month ago and ive had about 20 attacks in one month.. the pain slowly starts under my ribs i feel like im going to die i get light headed and i feel like im going to throw up which i cant so i have had to force myself to throw up to subside the pain sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt... either way something is most def wrong and im terrified of what it is.. i hope its gas related as much as i hate enemas it would be the lease of my worries
Hi I don't know if its the same symptoms or not--but here's what I'm going through and what I found out. I've been having the most god awful pain that starts in the middle of my breast bone, travels under my left breast and radiates around to my back. Severe enough that it dropped me to my knees. I tried everything from tums, rolaids, zantac, pepcid ac. I thought that maybe I was lactose intolerant and tried lactaid. Nothing worked. Thanks to an awesome family doctor, he checked with several bariatric surgeons and after doing an upper GI and an endoscope we found out that I have an ulcer. Hope this helps. I'm taking protonix and carafate. One's an acid reducer and the other coats the stomach. So far this has eliminated the pain completely. If you're a gastric bypass patient and suffer this type of pain, make sure to go back to your bariatric doctor as not all other doctors know how to correctly treat a bypass patient.
I had this happen this morning. I was waking up for work and was in the worst pain I remember having. My ribcage hurt like hell and it hurt to breathe. I threw up and tried to use the bathroom hoping one of those would produce relief but none seemed to help. The pain was so severe it scared me especially since it labored my breathing. If I wasn't 21, I'd be thinking it was a heart attack. I was on my way to the Emergency Room when the pain finally subsided some. I never went in because I didn't want to dink around there all day when I was starting to feel better. My grandmother told me that it can be caused by indigestion. Then I remembered having a sandwich and a glass of wine like 10 minutes before falling asleep because I am an idiot.
She said she had the same problem in her younger days and her doctor advised her to drink a Coke quickly. Then as you burp you will feel almost immediate relief. I did this and it helped a ton.
i myself have been looking for answers... ive been having the same kinda attacks for over 4 years now some worse than others i dont know what is bringin them on i had my gallbladder removed because the doctor thought that was it but its not... ill have an attack and wont have another till a week or months later the pain usually starts at my rib sometimes right at the bottom of my chest bone and radiates all over i cant sleep, cant eat i cant do nothing but take pain pills and a trip to the ER a few hours later and im usually exhausted the next day. Ive booked an appointment for the Heart Center next week so hopefully they can tell me somethin.. but my advice is... if yer like me and nothing is helping try seeing a heart doctor but never rule out the possibility of anxiety.
Hi i have been reading all the above and find my symptoms are similar. Same result as always a trip to the er. My friends father is a doctor and i could talk freely to him recently. After puting a pillow under my upper back and making me lie over it, a very similar pain occured. It has nothing to do with any of the organs that has been ruled out with test. What happens as he explained it to me sound like the real thing.
From constant coughing or something similar your ribcage is connected to the sternum and intercostal cartlage. spelling might be a bit wrong. With loud coughing or excessive coughing the ribs actually work their way loose from the cartlage and that is where the pain starts as if its a heart attack. As you ease off coughing the condition goes away for a while but if your a loud (hard) cougher its immediately back like a permanent tooth working loose and refixing itself. Currently not much can be done about it but if your a smoker ease up on smoking and also try preventing slime causing foods that gives a nasal drip into your lungs inducing coughing. I hope that this could shed some light, and if you see a doctor ask him to explain fibromyosa to you or google it spelling could be wrong, but the symptoms aren't.
if you want to reply direct as i have had this condition for the last 15 years, and only now seem to be getting to the head of it.
I've had similar pain for the last 5 years, about every 6 months, for 4-5 hours/ night. (usually at night) It started last night at 8pm with pain in my back that starts radiating forward through my rib cage on the right hand side. I've always been sicky in my stomach, but this time i lost it at about 1 am, then 2 am and so on 6 times. at about 4am, after no sleep and still in pain i decided it was time to go to the ER. they ran some tests, did an ultra sound, and vuala, i was able to leave by 9am. after getting a shot of morphine, thank you! they gave me a number to schedule surgery to have the gall bladder removed.
I told my family care dr about this almost a year ago, telling her that i thought it was muscle spasms. she didn't ask anymore questions, and left it at that. so, you have to take charge of your own medical treatment these days. make sure they are thorough.
Good luck everyone!!!!
i have had this pain too , it starts as a mild pain in my chest and right under my right breast and under my ribs , it makes my skin really clammy while it starts too , then i gets very severe , i would also describe it as only a little bit less painful than labor contractions , i am having as i type this , but its starting to ease up , but about half an hour ago it was so bad i was bent over crying n screaming from the pain , i've had this for about 4 years now , it first was coming only once a year , but now its almost every month , sometimes every week , i thought it was bad gas so i tried chugging down a dr. pepper , and it only made it worse , i also tried almost every stomach medicine over the counter and nothing worked , most of the time those only make me vomit , now it only last about 5 hours , when before it lasted about a week , but its more frequent now , if someone has an answer to what this is please let us know , obviously its not something that we can just make go away........
This reply is to each and every person who has posted here. While it is good to explain every little symptom you have so others know that what you are experiencing is the same issue, the true purpose of this forum is more to share what solution you found to it. That being said, I have the same symtoms so here's the facts in my case:
1) The attacks aren't necessarily linked to any one thing in particular, like a recent meal, sleep habits, stress, sexual activity, pregnancy, gender or age. Many people, male and female, young and old, black, white or other are all having the same issues with only slight variables.
2)While simple gas is the problem for some, Pancreatitis seems to be the forerunner as the cause of the symptoms. I ruled out gall stones due to my research finding people with this condition whose gall bladder had already been removed. Some people who were diagnosed as having hernias may have gotten the hernia prior to or shortly after getting these symptoms.
3)This condition is not typically sudden...I seemed to get symptoms around the same time of year every year for probably the last 4 to 5 years. This year seems to be the worst year so far. Now to what I have done to ease these pains and get rest.
(Some won't like or even agree with my suggestions-which is perfectly fine with me...enjoy your continued pain! To All others, this is what I do in the order of most effective to least effective...) I do not drink alcohol or smoke by the way. I am male, 39 years old.
1) First and foremost - PRAY and thank God I am alive, give him thanks and praise for all I have, and forgiveness for all I have fallen short on. Have your Pastor, a friend or family member come into agreement with you on your healing and release from attack on your body. Where ever there are atleast two in agreement on one accord, God will be in their midst.
2) Drink purified water with most every meal. I've found there to be a strong connection between these symptoms and dehydration...It also stands to reason that this is true because my symptoms always begin around the hottest part of the summer (when keeping hydrated is a problem) and continue intermittently throught the summer months. I cannot recall ever having this issue in cold months.
3)While Lactose intollerance can account for some of this, I do not drink milk often, nor am I one to consume much dairy product. I am mainly a meat eater. Stay away from milk and dairy products. Use vitamins to get those nutrients.
4)When attacks begin at night, try lying on your side with a folded pillow beneath the middle of your torso. If it is gas, this will likely relieve the pain enough to allow you to go to sleep. If it DOES NOT seem to work initially, turn to the opposite direction (if the pillow was under your left side turn over so that it is under your right side instead.)
5)For intense pains, pain medication [NOT GAS, or ANTACID] may be necessary. But 1st try a tall glass of room temp water with a few dashes of salt in it.(not enought to really taste after stirring it in) This should make the pain subside.
These are the remedies that have helped me through sleepless painful nights, hope this helps someone. Please let me know if it does..