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summerstorm
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   Posted 2/2/2011 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone ever get what i call "the pain"? I sometimes get it with liquor but i also get it randomly, about once a month or so, sometimes twice a month. And it comes in my chest, like right in between my breasts, and it's trapped gas, i know that's what it is, i have no way of knowing whats going to trigger it, it just randomly happens. I can take some gas-x and lessen it but the only thing that makes it go away is laying on my left side or my stomach and burping a lot (sorry gross i know) and then for about 20 minutes after the pain i have tons of gas! it's not a blockage, there is no change in output, and it doesn't seem to have a common trigger. other than it does happen more often wtih liquor, but other things cause it too. Sometimes it just randomly happens. And it hurts so bad it makes me cry almost it goes all the way up into my shoulders and back. Its like the gas gets stuck right between my breasts and has nowhere to go.
Any ideas?

NewShinyCD
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   Posted 2/2/2011 10:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds kinda like acid reflux in away.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Temp Ileostomy and colon removal surgery - 6/2/2010
Takedown - Sometime next year; busy with job/school.

cghopper
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   Posted 2/2/2011 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea, I agree.  Does sound like acid reflux.  Is it kind of a burning pain?  Either way, you might talk to a dr about it.  I have problems with it and went on rx for it.  I ran out and just started taking an otc for it, but it didn't do the job, so I went back and got on protonics.  It's like Nexium.  When I was in the hospital they gave me pepcid.

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/2/2011 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
i don't think its reflux, because it doesn't burn. It could be a mix of reflux and gas i guess. i was on protonics for a long time before surgery the 6mp/immuran made me so sick feeling i was on it and phenogren the whole time to keep from throwing up. It does really help, but it was very expensive.

jojo123
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   Posted 2/3/2011 5:31 AM (GMT -6)   
hi there,
 
I know exactly what you mean, I had and sometimes still do get exactly the same pain in the same place although mine doesn't go to shoulders or back.  I was really worried about mine as like yrself mine used to make me cry and make me feel physically sick.
 
People said to me that it could have been trapped wind and after a visit to the local accident and emergency dept at my local hospital they confirmed it wasn't, and couldn't tell me what it was. I got myself some tablets called windeze and they cleared it up straight away, so maybe it was trapped wind after all (but who thought that wind could be so painful, definately not me). Like yrself I haven't got a clue what brings it on and thankfully haven't had it for a little while now, so maybe if yr's keeps reoccurring you could try different types of wind relief tablets until you find one that suits you.
 
Jo x

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   Posted 2/3/2011 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband and my mom ( neither one with any sort of IBD) used to get pains like that. Right in the middle of the chest under the breast bone. My husband's also radiated into his back. Both were told they had a hiatus hernia. Both used Gaviscon which helped somewhat but amazingly both had it "just go away". My husband has not had an "attack" in years (knock on wood). For him it was really painful and would take his breath away. It usually lasted for about half an hour and he also would have a lot of gas.
Mom to Dillon (age 19) who had three major UC flares over two years....Very sick. Colectomy Sept/09, J pouch built Jan/10 and take down Feb/10. Now out living life at University and doing great. NO MEDS

answers4me2
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   Posted 2/3/2011 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Summer, my friend had episodes of this exact pain and it ended up being her gallbladder and she had to have it removed. I would ask your doctor...
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2006-sacralcolopopexy
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy. Parastomal hernia discovered in November, so more surgery, probably end ileostomy with relocation of stoma.

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/3/2011 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
i didnt think about gallbladder, but would that cause all kinds of gas? i'm pretty sure its just gas, but i don't know how to make it not happen, but i will try taking some pepcid or something like that for a while and see if it helps, i don't know what gaviscon or windeze is, are they american products?

80sChick
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   Posted 2/4/2011 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had something similar since my ileo, and my guess is that its because finally things aren't just hurrying out the other end...does that make sense?

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/4/2011 9:14 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah that makes sense. Like maybe instead of moving on down like gas usually does, it has nowhere to go
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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flchurchlady
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   Posted 2/7/2011 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Maybe Gas-X would help dissolve the gas. I like the chewable cherry ones. :-)

summerstorm
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   Posted 2/7/2011 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
it does help some, i havent tried the chewable ones, they might work faster
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

J's Mom
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   Posted 2/11/2011 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like gallbladder symptoms.
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