Pain at base of ribs, gas problems 18 months post Nissen

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   Posted 10/26/2012 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Been a long time since I've been here but I'm hoping to get some advice from some seasoned wrappers.

Over the last month or so I've been getting quite a sharp pain at the base of my ribs, right in the centre, in fact if I press into my chest I can identify exactly where it is. I must say I've been a bit naughty and overdone it on the eating and drinking front recently (I know, I know but I've had a very busy, very silly month of work and work related partying). I don't have any problems eating/ not being able to swallow, I've even put on all the weight I lost after surgery. I've not had any reflux symptoms, just this constant ache which tends to flare up during the day like someone has elbowed me in the chest. Also I've noticed that if I eat anything particularly gassy like a burrito my belly swells up with gas and I spend the rest of the day trying to (ahem) expel it. I'm still not burping very well.

Has anyone else had this? I'd like to think it's down to a poor diet and that if I watch myself it'll get better but I'm hoping it's nothing more serious.


Sweet Potatoe
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Date Joined Oct 2012
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   Posted 10/26/2012 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard if you feel a sharp pain in your chest or abdomen, it is gas. Maybe you should scale back to a simple Reflux friendly diet to see if your symptoms lessen. You can always see your Doctor for other suggestions and an exam. Hope you feel better soon.
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