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Posted by Linda on November 10, 1999 at 01:45:34:

In Reply to: HELP!! My insides want out!!! posted by Reg Martin on October 18, 1999 at 21:23:52:

Reggie,I have a symptoms book and it sounds to me that you may have an ulcer, try milk and see if it appears to calm the symptoms...
feel free to write me if you care to
: I am a 41 year old male. Yes I smoke and I also drink alot of Ahhh Cola's. :-] Sorry I have to keep a positive attitude. I get alot of internal pains. AND i mean A-L-O-T!! I keep having these attacks. They are not constant! I may have one and not have another for months, or I may have one weekly or worse. The duration is different too. Sometimes they last a few hours, somethimes they last a day, sometimes they last for days! They start with alot of gas. Then they evolve to a very tight feeling just under the breastbone. My first attack about oh 3 years or so ago made me run to the hospital with fears of a heart attack!!! Negative though the nerve pills did relax me alot. Feeling with your fingers there is a flat spot where the bottom ribs meet, just above the belly. That gets sore and if I press or rub that spot I feel lightly nausious and it is painful. I also get the feeling like someone is trying to puncture the centre of my back with a large dull needle. Sort of between the shoulder blades. Belching does help slightly at times. I aslo have problems with my bowl movements. What is normal? I do not remember. I am either constapated or I get hit with sudden ---- ahhh --- lets say runs. I am also very gaseous back there too! I can clear a 120 square foot room of all, even myself. It also seems when I get over tired all this is worse but it might just be I am getting too tired to cope too. It aslo seems that when these attacks happen I become constipated and or just don't seem to go. Oh and something new has started with my last few attacks. I get a pain in my left foot. roughly in the instep. That feels like I am standing on a marble.

: By the way I am into another attack. It started at about midnight Friday night. It is now ten o'clock Monday night. The pain has lessened and gotten worse during this time. During this tiime I can eat -- LIGHTLY -- Sometimes that seems to quieten my problems. I do know I CAN NOT drink coffee anymore, and chocolate too sems to give the same effects. But other items with caffine do not do the same things. ???

: I know I am rambling and jumping about a lil bit. But please if anyone shares these symptoms or has shared them, PLEASE contact me with what has been done for you!! Oh did I mention I am a father of a five year old boy and have another child on the way. I fear I will not see either to grow up, this is how bad the feelings are.

: Thanks in advance to any who helps,
: Reggie

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