I'm sure there have been hundreds of posts in relation to this very topic, but I feel as if I need to vent. Since Wednesday of last week, I have experienced episodes of severe upper abdominal pain originating at the "v" of my rib cage and immediately to the right. Wednesday night, I could not sleep at all and had to constantly move in an attempt to subdue the pain. Thursday morning, after a visit to my doctor, I was prescribed an equivalent of Prilosec and told to avoid fatty/sugary foods (which is no difficult task for me as I live a rather healthy lifestyle). Over the next several days, I would suffer these "attacks" and writhe in pain; each time I would become obnoxiously queasy and the pain would shoot into my upper back. Saturday evening, I was tempted to go to the emergency room, but was convinced otherwise and told by my boyfriend that "it [was> just gas pains." Here it is Monday, I've had an ultrasound and a CT scan, both of which came back normal. My doctor, of whom I'm quite fond, suggested I take Milk of Magnesium for a week and come back in on November 5. I am NOT fabricating these symptoms, but part of me feels as if they are humoring me because they believe it a subconscious projection that has manifested physically. My pain was/is real.View Thread
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