Feels like I've been punched in the gut

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/9/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with GERD about two months ago. At one time the doctor had also said something about a hiatal hernia but she never wrote it on a diagnosis sheet.
The last few days, I've had abdominal pain. Right below the bottom of my breast bone. It literally feels like someone punched me in the gut.
There is no burning sensation or anything like that.
I called my doctor yesterday and she said it was most likely a bug that is going around- along with the GERD that I already have. But this doesn't feel like a bug to me.
I'm just wondering what you think about this. Could it have something to do with the hiatal hernia she sort-of dianosed me with?
She told me to call her again in a week or so if I wasn't feeling any better. I'm just not convinced she's right on this one. Any input?
Thanks. Ashton.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 12/9/2007 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry, I wanted to add that it isn't a constant pain. It seems to come and go but I'm not sure what brings it on. It often hurts quite badly when I'm laying down and can be very hard to get comfortable.

My health conditions and meds are in my signature but for some reason my sig isn't showing up so I'll list them for you, just in case that helps:
Asthma (Pulmicort, Alburoral)
Allergies (Allegra)
GERD (Prilosec)
Hypothyroid (no meds yet)

Thanks again. Ashton.

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Date Joined Jun 2007
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   Posted 12/10/2007 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Ashton...I am sorry you are feeling lousy.

As for your signature, do you have the box checked for your signature to show up?

As for you condition...has she thought about gallbladder? Do you have any other symptoms?

If you are feeling too uncomfortable, please go to the ER. If it isn't too bad, be assured to make an appointment with your doctor, and express to you that this is YOUR health, and YOU ARE CONCERNED.

Doctors are great, but sometimes, they need alittle nudge!

Best Wishes to you, and please, keep us posted!
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   Posted 12/10/2007 11:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have GERD and esphogitis, I take zegerid both morning and night. When I have been "naughty" and taken advil or asprin which I'm not supposed to do or eat foods that irritate my gut I feel exactly like I've been punched in the stomach or I've swallowed a bottle of acid. You're "punched" in the stomach phrase hit home with me because I use the same wording when my stomach is bugging me. It usually goes away after a couple of days of a bland diet, at least for me.
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