Hi everyone! I went to the doctor yesterday a day after experiencing pretty severe stomach pain, and when I told her stomach pain and showed her where it hurt she immediately said gallbladder. I had assumed that was it, but I'm a very anxious person and I felt like she was rushing to get me out of there. She ordered the tests, but I'm overthinking and just need some reassurance.
The first time I experienced the stomach pain was Thanksgiving weekend last year (2012). I had eaten 3 small, but filling meals in less than a day and when I got home that night I started to feel discomfort in my belly. I assumed it was because I ate too much but then the pain got BAD. I mean, laying in a ball on the bed crying, walking in circles in my room trying to breathe, bad. It lasted about 6 hours and then went away. Like it never happened, so I got over it and moved on. (I'm no stranger to stomach problems because of my chronic illness and when I go into an "episode" it runs its course with a hospital visit and then goes away like it never happened, so I just reacted to this pain the same way)
The second time was Wednesday morning (April 24th). I woke up nauseous, which once again was ignored because I'm always nauseous in the mornings, and went to work. When I got there I noticed that along with the nausea my stomach felt empty. So empty it felt like it wasn't there. Not hungry, nothing. I decided to eat a slice of bread with butter on it and soon after I started squirming. More of adjusting myself subconsciously to relieve the "ache." Around 10 I thought oh, I've felt this before and by 10:30 I was falling apart in pain. It felt like my stomach wanted to explode out the top. I couldn't burp unless I drank soda, but nothing helped. I tried antacids the first time too and they did nothing. The pain came in waves. It would get so bad I was struggling to breathe in and had to walk around to keep from screaming, and sitting down hurt like hell no matter how I was positioned. Then it went away, not completely, I still had chills and just felt rotten, and then I got in my car to go home and by the time I got home it was back. I practically crawled into my house. Finally I laid flat on my back and the pain went away around 4:30 that afternoon. I felt a little twinge under my right rib the next day, but no pain and when the doctor pushed where my gallbladder is I felt no pain. The first time I tested myself to see where the pain was worst and when I hit below my right rib I saw stars, but I wasn't thinking clearly then. Now, once again, it's like it never happened. I'm afraid, but so far nothing unusual.
I'm sorry this is so long, I just wanted to be thorough as possible just in case. I guess I'm worried because from the age of 7 to 14 before I was diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome I was told it was all in my head or I was seeking attention and drugs. I just don't want to go through these tests and be told there's nothing wrong..because there is something wrong, I'm not lying, but I felt like the doctor just....brushed me off and it made me worry.
Once again sorry this is so long. I appreciate any advice 100%!! I'm just being a worry wart!