My UC is doing okay right now, Rowasa enemas every other night, my colazal, and VSL3.
In 2004 I had an egd that diagnosed a hiatal hernia, not huge or anything, after having weird back/chest-ish pains.
Then, in 2007, suddenly one morning I had a sharp pain shoot straight up my throat from my chest/upper abdomen. This continued on/off occasionally for a couple of years. Had an ultrasound, everything was normal. Doctor thought it could be gallbladder, but put me on nexium for gerd. Antacids definitely helped, and even pepto. This resolved and hasn't really bothered me in the last few years.
Until now. Same pain is back, chest, right sided mostly, upper abdomen, again right sided, also in back, shoulder, under arm. It started again after a workout (first in a long time). Food seems to bug me, but the type of food doesn't seem to matter. It goes away when I sleep at night. No vomiting or fever or anything like that. Today, I would get the chest-back pain any time I swallowed, for just a brief moment. I took some pepto just to see if it would help, ate lunch, and then it was totally gone. Weird. I had been having chest pains on the LEFT side back in August and got freaked out and went to the ER. They checked my heart--ekg, stress test, chest xray, blood work, and it was fine. I've had a couple of CT scans in the past couple of years of the abdomen/pelvis, and these have always been normal (except for diverticulitis.)
I'm going to the doctor tomorrow about it, but I was wondering if anyone has experienced similar symptoms. I have a ton of anxiety/stress now as well...hubby out of work for past 18 months, a kid struggling w/ some stress and such...you get the picture.
Any thoughts? I think partly I just needed to vent. I don't want to feel like this, it's just always something. I want to WANT to go down and do Just Dance 3 with my kids. Sorry this is so long.
diagnosed w/UC 2005
colazal 3 x3 per day (up to 12 during flares)
Rowasa enemas every other night
VSL#3, vit. D, benefiber