| | Knot in stomach - gall stones - ranitidine HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just a quick (ISH) question.
For the past 5 weeks I have been suffering from a constant "knot" in my stomach, all day every day. this disrupts everything I do, from not being able to look after my children properly, to not being able to work. I have also suffered from chest pains for the last few years which are mainly central, but sometimes they spread across my left side and sometimes under my right shoulder. I just woke up one morning and the stomach "knot" was there it was and I still have it. It is worrying me so much that I have been to A&E 4 times with it, the first 3 times being told it was a panic attack (due to the chest pains) ECG's were done and bloods were taken to rule out hyperthyroidism and diabetes. the last visit to A&E (2 days ago) resulted in the doc saying he thought it was gall stones and has booked an ultrasound scan for the next month coming. In the meantime, he has given me 300mg ranitidine to take to see if this eases the "knot"
I am a little confused, as well as sceptical, as I have no reflux problems and have never heard of gall stones causing "knots" in stomach areas.
Also, I have a massive problem with taking medications and am really struggling to take the ranitidine. I am completely phobic about possible side effects and havent taken any yet but really want to to see if they work and ease my stomach.
What I want to know is:
a) has anyone had this "knot" and what was the diagnosis
b) has ranitidine worked for you?
thank you sooooooooo much