The night before last I woke up with what felt like very bad gas pain and stayed up for 2 1/2 hours taking Gas-X and rolling around on my stomach trying to break up the gas. It was awful but I got to feeling good enough where I could fall back asleep. The next day (yesterday), last night and today I still have a lot of painful abdominal pressure from my sternum all the way down to my lower abdomen (even under my ribs, too).
Is this gas? Why can't I get rid of it? I called my doc, and he said to take my anti-spasmodic medicine to help relax things in there. He also said I could try Maalox Max. I tried the anti-spasm meds, and they don't seem to be doing much. Oh, the reason I'm not sure this is gas is because I'm not bloated at all. My tummy isn't distended or anything. Has anyone else experienced this? What is it and how do I make it go away?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
PS. I should mention that I was off my feet A LOT recently because of a leg injury. I was so laid-up that I actually got constipated (unbelievable). I've started having movements again, but could this pain be from eating and not getting up and moving?
Katie, 30. Chicago 'burbs.
DX: Ulcerative Proctitis (10cm) January '08, IBS September '08
Current Treament: Rowasa 60 ML morning, Cortenama 100 ML night, Zoloft 50 MG daily, Bentyl 20 MG and Tylenol (as needed).
Diet/Exercise: Avoiding trigger foods. Yoga or walking, when possible.
Previous Treatment: Canasa suppositories, Cortifoam, Prednisone, Colazal, Symex DuoTabs, Vitamins.
Status: Flare (finally showing improvement)