I am just asking a question here to see if I can get some help or if anyone has experienced anything similar.
Basically ... I was having moderate-severe (maybe a 5-7 out of 10) sort of crampy-feeling (but contant) pain a couple inches below my breastbone, right in the middle of my trunck that came on about 20-30 minutes after eating (especially dairy or greasy/fatty foods .. oily foods seem to have no effect though) that would last for a couple of hours and then start to get better. Most of the pain would relieve itself quickly (sometimes by eating again) and leave me with some residual tenderness in that area that would slowly go away.
Now, the thing that confuses me is that I also have tenderness over my lower ribs both sides (not below the ribs, but over the bottom few ribs). It doesn't hurt all the time, just overly sensitive to the touch.
I have stopped the attacks (except for one 2 days ago) for about 10 days now by cutting out milk and grease ... but since that attack 2 days ago, the tenderness in my ribs is still there. I only notice it if I touch there.
I also have some vague discomfort in my lower abdomen but that may just be nerves over this whole thing.
I have been hearing that the symptoms are consistent with gall bladder problems, but is that rib tenderness also a feature of gall bladder problems?
Any help will be greatly appreciated!