I've had these type of pains for over 20 years. I used to get pains every day in high school and never knew why. I finally realized the pain was caused by trapped gas in my abdomen. I wasn't holding it in, it just wasn't making its way out on its own and would build up over the course of the day and eventually cause terrible pain.
I don't remember how I figured out how to get rid of the pain, but I did, and it works just about every time. It's not pretty, but it works. For me, I get down on all fours and and lay my head down on the ground so that my rear end is up in the air, like a cat in heat. Sometimes this immediately alleviates the pain and I can feel the gas making its way to the "exit." Sometimes I have to sit back up and squeeze my abdomen with my hands, kind of like making a girdle with my hands, and massage stuff around to get it moving, and then lay back in the previous position. It can take a minute or fifteen minutes, but it almost always works, even when the pain hurts so much that I literally feel it up in my chest, neck, face.
All those years in pain and for me it was such a simple solution.
I've also found that it helps to not let too much time go between eating meals. If I go, say, four hours or more between meals, I usually end up eating a big meal and then have a lot of pain and more trouble getting rid of the pain. If I nibble even a little in between it makes a huge difference.View Thread
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