Stomach Distention, Bloating,Abdominal Pressure and sticking sensation under rib cage
For over two years, I have had pressure across the upper abdominal area from side to side just under the rib cage. It feels like a belt is tightened as tight as possible and is sticking or pinching the bottom of the rib cage. Bending over worsens the sensation. The only way I can get relief is to lie on my back or side. Doctors can't find the cause. I have had all the imaginable gi tests including h pylori, HIDA scan, gastric emptying, swallow test, pH monitor, upper and lower gi. barium enema, gall bladder,colonoscopy, endoscopy and ultrasound endoscopy. I have taken the following GI–related medications: Buspirone, Zelnorm, Motilium (Domperidone), Propulsid (before it was withdrawn), Lipram-CR and Erythromycin as well as OTC products such as Beano and Gas-x, none of which provided relief. I have parkinson's but the gastroenterologists and neurologists don't think it's related. Anyone have similar symtoms and/or suggested remedies.
Last edited by baba823; 04-08-2005 at 09:24 PM.
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