I have been experiencing severe upper abdominal pain directly below my sternum. I have tried to pinpoint which foods cause it, but it seems to hurt randomly but frequently. I have also noticed weight gain and bloating. I am not sure if they are related or not. I went on birth control about a year ago and that is when the weight gain started. The hormones made me very sick. i stopped taking the pills in March, but have not noticed any weight loss (that i was told I would experience). I have always had to be weight conscience, but not like this.
I eat very healthy and VERY rarely exceed my recommended calorie intake. I try to only consume alcohol once a week, but sometimes i have a glass of wine another night or 2. I work out regularly and am 25 years old. I have never struggled this much to lose weight and it is killing me. Help!