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Sharp pain on left when I eat

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MeOnSea Tue 15-Oct-19 16:36:34

I feel like I’ve been through the mill in the last week:

Last Monday night I was woken up by horrible cramping pain in my upper central stomach. It passed after a few hours.

Then had lower stomach/pelvic discomfort and gp tested my urine and said I had a bit of infection. Prescribed 3 days of antibiotics.
Feeling pretty lacklustre, couldn’t concentrate, tried to work but didn’t really work!

Feeing slightly better on the weekend but still felt v low in energy. Then had the same awful cramping feeing that I had on Monday night, but much lower down, followed by horrible diarrhoea for much of the night.

That seems to have stopped but I’m left with a very weird sharp pain when I eat. Had some toast and honey yesterday and it felt like I imagine little squirts of acid/something corrosive would feel. Only lasts a second or two, but it keeps happening. It’s on the left hand side, higher up, in exactly the same place each time. It’s happening as I’m starting to eat - and during and after - so presumably too soon for digestion.

Does anyone have any bright ideas about what this might be? Thanks

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MeOnSea Tue 15-Oct-19 18:23:15

Hopeful bump

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Seaweed42 Tue 15-Oct-19 23:38:06

It sounds like gastritis or just 'inflammation' of the stomach which is there on the left just under the ribs. You probably are getting excess stomach acid there too. You can try Gaviscon 3 times a day or some over the counter omeprazole might help.

MeOnSea Wed 16-Oct-19 08:11:26

Thanks seaweed, worth a try

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kissmelittleass Wed 16-Oct-19 13:59:12

I had this and an gastroscopy found it was gastritis

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