|I'm a twenty-three year old male with a pain or discomfort under my left ribcage. I have had it for about a year and a half, but just recently took it seriously. I have had blood tests, urine tests, meckle scan, upper gi, and an ultrasound all showing nothing and saying my organs are fine and functioning. I can't sleep on my left side because it becomes uncomfortable like its filling with air or gas. My doctor doesn't know what it is and a gi specialist just told me that medically my condition doesn't make sense. I don't know what triggers it except sleeping on my left side and sometimes the way I sit. I have given up on medical treatment or at least seeing my doctor so if anyone has a similar issue and knows the problem/solution, be sure to post.|
I've had almost identical symptoms to yours for 2 years now continuously. I am 29 years old, male and used to be built like a tank. 2 years ago I started getting mild, chronic upper left abdomen pain...gnawing, ulcer like...but no acid reflux, etc. It has continued non stop for 2 years and now radiates accross my entire left side, up under my left ribcage, etc. I have had every test in the book done, from an upper endoscopic ultrasound to check for pancreatitis, to full body CT, to upper and lower endo for cancer, ulcers, cysts, etc and a hydrogen breath test for H-pyloric infection...nothing, NADA, ZIP. According to the docs, I'm healthy, with only a vitamin B and D definciency they can't seem to discern as well as a slightly elevated Amylase level (which again, I had an endoscopic ultrasound, the GOLD standard for detecting pancreatitis and it came back 100%, without a doubt, negative).
I lost 70 lbs last year. I have chronic fatique, weakness, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations, etc. I have an easy life. I have had the weight gain, loss prob for 10 years now. Lost 80 lbs when I was 23, gained 60 back, then at 27, lost that 70 lbs, now have gained 30 back. My doc thinks its stress. I honestly don't know anymore. He may be right. This IS a relief to see others that have the same symptoms. I thought I was alone. IBS does NOT match my symptoms, nor many of the similar ones to mine I see on this site.
The ONLY thing that seems to alleviate the chronic nagging pain is lying on my back. It goes away almost completely when I do that which is SO strange.
I've also found that after taking clidinium, nexium, prylosec otc, Viokase, and every drug int he book to try and help this prob that extra strength Tylenol does a better job than most. If I take Tylenol PM, I find often the next morning I am hungrier, and pain free well into late morning/ early afternoon.
I wonder if its something we're eating?
Does anyone here use Splenda artificial sweetener on a regular basis?
Also, does anyone here drink coffee or 2 or more caffeinated drinks a day?
How about alchohol, how much, when?...and does your consumption of any of these things line up with a starting point of your symptoms??
|Same with eating - even small meals make me feel full for hours.|
|Hello- I am new to this so bare with me.
I had a miscarriage back in December 06 and since the pregnancy I suffered from pain in my lower left side, which sometimes shoots across my lower back. It feels as if I am constipated /gassy and usually flares up around my period. The pain is so sharp sometimes it scares me. I was taking meds for ADHD, which I also think has caused bladder issues. I AM A MESS. I have stopped taking the adhd meds (currently looking for natural vitamins to help). I have also since this time had trouble with my marriage and lost 2 family members to cancer and one from old age. Could stress cause this?Could this be cancer (crazy, but this is what goes through your head after dealing with it for so long)? I need all the advice I can get!!!