I also have pain in my right rib area. It came on about two weeks ago the day after I had a very cheesie fetucci dinner. It was so severe that I went to the local ER. But previous to that I had already been suffering from GERD(moderate to severe pain in the lower and upper stomach, breast bone area and heart area) So when I went to the ER I hurt everywhere and the doctors thought that I had gallbladder disease along with my previously diagnosed GERD---but all the tests for gallbladder disease (CT, ultra sound and HIDA/CCK scan) were all negative so surgery to remove my gallbladder was not necessary.
But for the last two weeks I have been quite miserable, having to cancel work related appointments and feeling very lightheaded because I feel like I can't eat a regular meal. The pain in the right side comes and goes and makes me want to go to bed in pain and the GERD symptoms are also coming and going. I'm doing everything I'm supposed to. Careful with what I am eating, not eating within three ours of bedtime and taking my medications. Today I doubled up on the PPI Protonix like my doctor told me and I hope it helps. Meanwhile he told me that I will under go some more sophisticated tests to check muscular movement in the esophagus and stomach and what is called a "gastric emptying test" I already had an endoscopy and everything was negative except for a "moderate hiatal hernia" which I understand could be the cause of the GERD symptoms kue to a weak sphincter muscle at the connection between the esophagus and the stomach.
This is all a bit daunting but I am resolved to overcome it and return to a normal life. Thank goodness for the internet. It's really helped to educate me and to ask intelligent questions of my doctors.
If anyone has thought or experiences with this, please let me know.
How far down is the pain in your right side? Has anyone thought about your appendix? This is a pain in the right side and it does get worse depending on what you eat.I know this from personal experience since my husbasnd's appendix burst on him.My prayers are with you!
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety/Panic & Depression& GERD Forums*~*
Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/28/2010 8:33:40 AM (GMT-6)