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Old 03-31-2004, 02:27 PM   #1
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Stomach and/or diaphragm spasms

Does anyone know anything about stomach and or diaghragm spasms? What is it and what does it feel like? I've been having really wierd pressure pain-like feelings in my stomach - particularly after I eat. It's in my chest and mostly in my diaphragm area. It feels like a pressure pulsating type of feeling. Does this make any sense at all? My upper GI test didn't show anything other than a small hiatal hernia.

I also had a bunch of heart tests and blood tests and everything came back normal.

Any ideas? This is annoying, uncomfortable and scarey !

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Old 04-02-2004, 06:09 PM   #2
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OK--I think you may have our famous "burbles." Some of us here have a pulsating/vibrrationy/fluttering right below the breastbone area. I've been to a gastroenterologist & had an upper endoscopy--no erosions in esophagus, no HH, no ulcers. So the doc says it is the esophagus being irritated by a little acid that doesn't travel up far enough to erode the tissue, but enough to irritate it & it twitches. A HH like you have can certainly go hand-in-hand with GERD and NERD (non-erosive reflux disease) symptoms. I am finding some relief via Nexium, 40-mg. once per day. The burbles are not gone for sure, but are less intense & less frequent after 9 days on Nexium. Maybe it'd help you, too?

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Old 04-02-2004, 07:08 PM   #3
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I have been having major problems in the same area. I thought for sure it was gall bladder/stones and scheduled an ultrasound for a couple of weeks from now. But I visited an alternative medical doctor yesterday who felt it was more likely to be gastritis. I feel almost constant spasms, burning, and a feeling like I have rocks in my gut. I burp and belch often which is so unusual for me...I have NEVER been able to burp, even when I needed to! I started Nexium yesterday, plus several supplements that the dr. recommended. I hope this clears up on its own without needing an upper GI. I also have interstitial cystitis and am being treated for candida so there is a whole lot going on that makes me feel bad right now. I can sympathize, that's for sure! I keep praying and trusting that I will get over this before long and get back to normal, which for me is feeling great and having lots of energy, not to mention being pain-free!

 
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Oh my goodness! I had IC, too, several years ago & I can't imagine having these digestive problems at the same time! You have my prayers! Incidentally, I got well from IC after being on Augmentin 250-mg. chewable antibiotics for 5 1/2 months. I had an imbedded bladder bacteria causing all the bladder spasms, etc. I had to go through special labs to finally get the bacteria identified (enterococcus faecalis) & treated. I did anti-candida things while on the antibiotic & that seemed to keep me from getting yeast problems. I hope the Nexium helps your tum. It takes awhile to see results--I'm on day 10 & it's helped improve things about 1/3.

Hugs & stay brave!
Maggie C.

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Old 04-03-2004, 12:21 PM   #5
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Re: Stomach and/or diaphragm spasms

Thanks, I think prayers are the most important part of any problem, don't you? I am working hard not to get discouraged. I have been struggling for a year with the things I already mentioned, and having been healthy for my entire adult life up until then, it is really hard not to get depressed. I'm 52 but feel much younger, at least I did until recently. I haven't had the official test for IC, just the fact that antibiotics never cleared up the problem so it was diagnosed by ruling out everything else. I just started Elmiron today at the recommendation of the new doctor that I just saw. Supposedly it can help with IC over a period of time, but it takes awhile. And wow is it expensive! I just wish I could have one day where I feel good again, and am praying that by Easter I will see a change and have some fresh hope, just as Easter gives us all! Thanks for your sharing and concern.
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Old 04-04-2004, 05:14 PM   #6
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I just wish I could have one day where I feel good again, and am praying that by Easter I will see a change and have some fresh hope, just as Easter gives us all! Thanks for your sharing and concern.
Of course. And you are right--prayers are so important. Here's hoping we have ours answered soon--"Behold, I make all things new," He promised.
HUgs,
Maggie C.

 
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