Post # 1
Last night, out of the blue, I started getting intense pain right underneath my breastbone. It seriously felt like someone was just punching in me in the diaphragm. When I got home I took some Alka-seltzer and it seemed to make it better for an hour or so. After that it just came back and has been hurting ever since. I was even up several times in the night unable to sleep from the pain and today at work was pretty rough.
I honestly think it’s gas. Some of it has been *ahem* expelled but I feel extremely bloated and it hurts. Generally when I get gas it hurts on the lower part of my stomach but this time it hurts to bad from my breastbone to the middle of my stomach. I press anything and it hurts. I’m drinking soda right now to try to help but so far taking medicine, walking around, stretching, all that hasn’t helped and it’s been over 24 hours of this incredible pain. Do you bee’s know of any tips to help me get over this. I’m sick of hurting.
Post # 3
Oh no! That sucks. Is it on a particular side of your stomach or in the middle? I had a gall bladder “attack” is what the DR called. I had a horrible pain on the upper, right side of of my stomach. I could barely move, but it passed after a couple days.
Hope you feel better!
Post # 4
@HoneyBear:It feels really painful in the middle. Like right below the breastbone in between the ribs.
Post # 5
Hmmm… It could be heartburn or maybe even some sort of indigestion? Have you had problems with that in the past?
I would find a med clinic if the pain is unbearable. Better safe than sorry
Post # 6
I have GERD, which is basically intense acid reflux. What you’re describing is what a few of my attacks have felt like. I’d second @HoneyBear:‘s suggestion of hitting the clinic if you can. They can give you something to drink up if it is acid reflux/heartburn and that may help calm it down. Hopefully not tmi, but sometimes gassiness comes along with GERD/acid reflux. I’d cut soda, drink just a bit of water (so you’re not filling your stomach too much and pushing acid up more) and maybe have some bread/crackers. I hope you feel well soon!
Post # 7
@indibee: Second this. I was diagnosed with this back in high school. It really is a terrible, terribe pain.
Lots of antacids for me (I was on Prevacid for a while before it was OTC) and lots of water. A lot of the time what sets it off for me is eating too large of a meal. Cutting back for a day or two after that helps it not recur as well.