I have gastritis or... something. Gastritis was diagnosed by endoscopy LAST YEAR and I still have it despite taking Prilosec, Pepcid, and DGL. Anyway, once every two weeks maybe I get a horrible bout of debilitating pain in my middle stomach, like I've been punched or have an open sore or extreme food poisoning (although no diarrhea). Last night was one of those nights. I did nothing different from what I do every day, and I eat the same thing every day. It wasn't an acid burning, or the feeling of my stomach digesting itself. I got chills from the pain it was so bad. Usually my stomach problem dissipate a little at night and then they turn into abdominal bloating and distention, I guess because all the gas makes its way downwards. The bloating and distention at night is generally tolerable as I can pass some of the gas before bed. But NOTHING helped last night, and the pain continued until 5am this morning. I woke up at 7am shaking from the pain. I took a Xanax and at 7:50 I'm feeling a little better. I know this is a GERD forum and I don't think I have GERD as I've never had acid coming into my esophagus, just the stomach discomfort. Do these symptoms sound like anything anyone else has had? And if so, other than a heating pad on the stomach, what do you do to alleviate the pain? Obviously painkillers like aspirin won't work since that stuff actually causes stomach pain for me. I'm desperate here and all I want to do is huddle in a corner and cry all day.