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UGH. I have never, ever had a stomach ache. But for 2 days, there has been SUCH a stomach ache. It is hard to draw a deep breath, and sometimes it even hurts to exhale as well. There is a pain up high, too, by my shoulder.When I stand, the pain is bearable...I can almost forget. But sitting is the worst...the car makes me want to cry, it hurts even to talk.My dh said it seemed like gas, got me gas-x, (simethicone) and today, maalox...but no change.I feel SO full...my stomach is huge, I have my pants unzipped. This is how it felt at 9 mos pregnant, so huge and stuffed in there that it was hard to breathe.My dh lost his job, and we lost our insurance...so I haven't gone to the Dr. Mind you, I have never gone on a sick visit to the Dr in my adult life...just check-ups.A friend said it sounded like IBS or colitis...but can they happen so suddenly? Aren't they progressive illnesses?Any advice would be really helpful...I am kinda freaking out. Thanks.
 

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IBS is NOT progressiveColitis can be, but you aren't complaining of bloody diarrhea so not as likely. There can be acute forms of colitis which don't progress, but Ulcerative colitis sometimes can progress if it doesn't respond well to medications.For IBS you generally need 6 weeks of symptoms over a period of about 6 months (so doesn't need to be every day).However if this is all very new to you it could be something acute that might need to be checked out.Severe pain that goes up into the back by the shoulder blade is more typical of a gall bladder attack than IBS.IBS can start up one day (often after a GI infection) but since people can have a touchy colon for a few weeks after a GI infection and be normal that is why they want to see that is hanging on for awhile rather than something that may be gone in a couple of days.
 

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What concerns me is that I now have this pain, whereas I have NEVER had pain in my life!!! I can eat anything, do anything, and I never have a problem. It scares me that this came out of nowhere. And the pain in the front of my left shoulder has my mind working overtime.
 

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hiLook up pleurisy. google it for info. the pain that you describe and its location is very similar to the pain i get when i have had pleurisy in the past. IF YOU THINK THAT THIS IS WHAT IT COULD BE, IT HAS TO BE TREATED BY A DOCTOR.best to get your self off to a doctor anyway as sudden prolonged pain is a sign that there is something wrong. teh longer you leave it the worse it may get.Ian
 

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Just got back from my homeopath (who is also a chiropractor), and feeling about 95% better.Hiatal Hernia.....when a portion of the stomach protrudes into the diaphram...hence the shortness of breath.Pain near the left shoulder/clavicle from the now displaced orgen pressing on a nerve (he named the nerve, but I forget)Feeling of fullness/inability to eat due to the fact that a portion of the stomach is now "unusable", (the part that is in the diaphram).Probably happened when I got food poisoning a few weeks ago and vomited several times.He manually put the stomach back down where it belongs, and although it hurt ALOT when he did it, it only took about 30 seconds, and I felt better almost immediately.Thank you for your input, everyone...I was really scared. I hope this thread can help someone someday.
 

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I am so glad you are feeling better,i am a great believer in Alternative Therapies although they have not helped me with my symptoms,but i am thinking about trying a Homeopath again.Hope you keep on feeling well.Take care.Was wondering i do know a very good Homeopath where i live,which is in Glasgow in Scotland,what part of the country are you in,was the Homeopath very good?
 

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Thanks for the well-wishes. My homeopath is one of the best in the nation. I am in New York, USA.Look for someone who uses "kinesiology" aka muscle testing....it is the BEST diagnostic tool on earth. It has never, ever failed me. I am happy to tell you more if you want. Basically he asked my body , and my body answered...sounds like craziness, but it is based in real science....I have never met anyone who wasn't helped by it. Even my 2-year old daughter!!!If you want to know more, just say the word....I feel GREAT today...back to normal 100%!!!!!!
 

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Thank you for the advice,i actually tried Kinesology years ago,but did not help,but saying that i am going to have a think about things and definately try something else.There has got to be something that will help me!
 

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c-IBS which causes pressure in the proximal part of the colon was been shown to prevent gastric emptying. My (screeb's) procedure causes a vago-vagal response which causes proximal colon contractions. The law of the intestine is that oral to the site of contraction, there is a contraction and aboral to this is a relaxation,the neruotransmitter being GABA (an inhibitory neurotransmitter). What's interesting is that GABA causes a retrograde transmiter, Nitric Oxide(NO), that causes a relaxation of the colonic muscles in the proximal colon. Any procedure that relaxes the musculature of the intra-luminal space would be associated with an increase in accomodation, ( which is the opposite of proximal pressure). The proximal colon decreases transmission of TH+ neurotransmitters to the NTS (nucleus tractus solitarius) which increase the transmission of GABA in the NTS to the DVMX (dorso vagal motor area), which has been shown by Gillis et al., to be the instigator of stomach emptying, by decreasing adrenergic associated (TH+) neurotransmitters.
 
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