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liverbird1
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   Posted 2/3/2012 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I was wondering if anyone else has these symptoms. I have been diagnosed via endoscopy with sliding hiatus hernia barretts 2 small polyps on stomach. I am really cautious about bending forward as I feel that something moves underneath my ribcage I was just sitting the other day and \i had the same sensation.It is really debilitating and very difficult to try to get over how debilitating it is as it is not painfulln just so uncomfortable. Does anyone else with a sliding hiatus hernia suffer from this type of pressure under ribcage or I could say it feels like a tight band Any suggestions would be appreciated

Moonbalm
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   Posted 2/12/2012 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a sliding hiatal hernia too, as well as Barrett's and GERD, and I get that massive pressure at times. Before I knew what it was, it really freaked me out and I went to the ER twice in a month or two. It's right under the breastbone. One thing that's helped a little is learning to tell when it's "up" above the diaphragm instead of down below it. A video on YouTube called How to Identify and Correct a Hiatal Hernia was informative for both identifying and helping remedy it. Sit back and relax, and take a deep breath. If your chest goes up, it's probably the hernia acting up. If your abdomen goes out, that's where it should be. When mine is acting up, it feels like a rock hard mass just below the breastbone and is very annoying, and gives me severe anxiety/shakiness. It often feels like it's vibrating, even. And when it's really bad, I can feel my heartbeat and aortic artery pumping very strongly, which I assume is the reduced space due to the hernia. I tried the treatment in the video one night lying in bed when the shaking/tightness started up and within just a few minutes, I could relax again. It felt like my stomach had "dropped."

I'm starting in on a process to go off PPIs altogether, because I feel they are making my condition worse, and I want to be able to fix this naturally. Even in the video, they recommend that having someone else do the procedure on you is much more effective, so you might find a chiropractor that practices hiatal hernia massage. And also check out the relation to the ileocecal valve. I had tenderness in that area for years without knowing what it was, and once I started massaging it, it's not tender anymore. I'm just starting on this healing process, but I'm hopeful! Good luck!

liverbird1
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   Posted 2/13/2012 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so m,uch for your reply at last someone who has similar problems to me. I will check u tube as suggested. And will look up a chiropractor to see if they can help me with this. At least I know now its not all in my head. Have visited doctor many times with this problem but I always feel as if they think I am neurotic.
 
 
 

liverbird1
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   Posted 2/15/2012 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I attended my outpatient appt today at the hosp about the barretts and mentioned about the presure and tightness under my ribcage. I am being sent for an abdominal scan as they are a bit concerned that the hiatus hernia is too small to be causing the problems! Oh well heres hoping.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/15/2012 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
 
I am glad your Dr. is being proactive in ordering an abdominal CT scan for you.  I will be thinking about you and waiting to hear the outcome of your scan.
 
Kindly,
Kitt

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