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Unexplained pain during the night

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whoscoatsthatjacket2012 · 06/01/2024 11:54

Posting here for traffic.
Woke up last night with pain between belly button and boobs.
It was excruciating and felt like something was twisting my insides.
It lasted ages and it was so bad I had to wake DH to get me painkillers as I couldn't move off the bed. What could it be?
I've never felt anything like it.

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cutlery · 06/01/2024 12:01

Heartburn?

Teats4twins · 06/01/2024 12:02

Trapped wind maybe ?

BlindurErBóklausMaður · 06/01/2024 12:04

Trapped wind.
Gallbladder
Acid caused by h. Pylori.

I've had the last in the past, got the second at the moment and the worst pain in my life when I thought I was having a heart attack was the first!

Ponoka7 · 06/01/2024 12:04

Did you do a big burb or anything when you got up? Or fart when you had your first wee? It does sound like severe wind etc.

ManateeFair · 06/01/2024 12:20

Gallstones would be my guess.

cutlery · 06/01/2024 12:21

Does it still hurt?

IndigoDynamo · 06/01/2024 12:21

Gallstones/Gallbladder - worst pain I have ever felt.

whoscoatsthatjacket2012 · 06/01/2024 12:36

Didn't feel like wind. It was quite high up in the nice tyre that sits under my boobs.
Didn't fart or burp afterwards.
It was kind of like cramping in that every few seconds it made me cry out but it was constant pain with no let up. I was sweating pints then freezing.
The only thing I can compare it to is when I ate an egg sarnie that had been left out and I had awful pain then until I was sick and it disappeared. I feel fine this morning.

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FlabMonsterIsDietingAgain · 06/01/2024 12:38

Gallbladder, it sounds like classic symptoms.

Tend to occur during the night, braline but slightly on the right hand side, relieves after a few hours but nothing alleviates during those few hours.

Had you eaten anything particularly fatty/greasy yesterday?

BlindurErBóklausMaður · 06/01/2024 12:52

Yep, sounds like gallbladder to me too.
Peppermint tea and capsules alleviate it for me when it's not too bad, but get a check.
I've had attacks for about 6 years now, all but two have been in the night.

CarpetSlipper · 06/01/2024 13:01

It sounds like gallbladder dysfunction or gallstones. Could also be indigestion. See a GP and avoid oily foods.

whoscoatsthatjacket2012 · 06/01/2024 15:51

FlabMonsterIsDietingAgain · 06/01/2024 12:38

Gallbladder, it sounds like classic symptoms.

Tend to occur during the night, braline but slightly on the right hand side, relieves after a few hours but nothing alleviates during those few hours.

Had you eaten anything particularly fatty/greasy yesterday?

Nothing out of the ordinary. We had a hello fresh meal. Sausage with herby mash and onion gravy.

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Ohnotyoutoo · 06/01/2024 15:55

I get terrible pain, like a cramping, in my stomach when I have a severely upset stomach. Your stomach is between the belly button and boobs. The fact that you vomited and then feel fine makes me think it's to do with the stomach rather than gallstones or the like.

ExtraOnions · 06/01/2024 15:55

Gallstones … https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biliary_colic

I’ve had them for years .. I really should get my gallbladder removed.

Mine have no real rhyme or reason to when an attack happens. I recognise the easily signs now, so take painkillers early on, try to find a comfy position and ride it out. Normally last 6 (ish) hours

Biliary colic - Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biliary_colic

whoscoatsthatjacket2012 · 06/01/2024 15:55

Thank you everyone who responded.
I really appreciate it

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ExtraOnions · 06/01/2024 15:55

…plus, I always vomit towards the end of the attack

whoscoatsthatjacket2012 · 06/01/2024 15:57

ExtraOnions · 06/01/2024 15:55

…plus, I always vomit towards the end of the attack

I did consider trying to throw up but I couldn't move from the bed

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Mischance · 06/01/2024 15:58

Sounds like gall bladder - I speak from experience! Had mine out. But have since acquired a condition that is called SOD (Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction) that only happens to people with no gall bladder. It hurts! - has caused me to pass out on several occasions.

Whereland · 06/01/2024 15:59

Ovarian cyst pain?

whoscoatsthatjacket2012 · 06/01/2024 19:48

Update
Just had our dinner. I'm suddenly getting the pain again. The only same ingredient is red peppers. Could I suddenly be intolerant to them?

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Whereland · 06/01/2024 19:55

My friend had the exact same and was trying to pin it down to certain food triggers. It was an ovarian cyst.

whoscoatsthatjacket2012 · 06/01/2024 21:04

If it's gall bladder how can I prevent it happening. Can't be doing this every night.
Is it diet or lack of water type thing that I can sort myself

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Saltysausage · 06/01/2024 21:10

A very low fat diet is often recommended but can make things worse too because weight loss can cause gallstones.
Speak to your GP, it’s worth getting a scan and referral to the surgeons of there are stones.

FlabMonsterIsDietingAgain · 06/01/2024 21:12

whoscoatsthatjacket2012 · 06/01/2024 21:04

If it's gall bladder how can I prevent it happening. Can't be doing this every night.
Is it diet or lack of water type thing that I can sort myself

You need a GP appt and to have them refer you for an ultrasound of your gallbladder to confirm sludge/stones are present. If it's confirmed then you'll be added to the list for treatment.

In terms of controlling symptoms it's all about low fat diet and Buscopan if you get a flare up.

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