Posted 15 May 2009 - 07:36 AM
Hi, have been having vague feelings of tenderness near lower left rib at front for months but this past week have had discomfort, like pressure as if something inside (bowel, stomach?) too big or ribs squashing. Feeling is all over my left rib cage at the back and coming round to sides. I'm so scared it's an ulcer (have long-term reflux) or diverticular or blockage or something. GP reckons could be bloating, which I am a bit - fullness, but it just feels so different. Also have had small urine or kidney infection, been on antibiotics for 2 days. Long-term constipation with Movicol have had loose motions for months now, but still get IBS-C and had supsected impaction few weeks ago. Just feel so uncomfortable and scared. Can't lie on left side, feel really vulnerable all the time... Could it all just be IBS? Thanks. Plus, achiness thing also down left side to hip.
It's not serious. No, it is. No, yes, no, yes. Argh!