This has happened about 3 or 4 times in the past year and a half, usually every 6 months.
Monday morning I was awake around 4 am when it hit. It wasn't too painful at first, it was just that squeezing feeling that lets you know "oohh crap, here it comes" and it did a few minutes later. The pain starts right in the middle of my upper abdomen then it travels to my back all up and down my spine feels like it's being squeezed then it goes to my lower sides mainly the left.
I have had two pitocin induced labors, one without pain meds and one with. The labors doesn't even compare to that pain. It is awful. The other times I have got it, it lasted about an hour. This time it lasted from 4-7.
The first time I went to the ER for it, I had a scan done and they said it looked like I had gallstones so they referred me to my primary doctor and she set me up with a hida scan. The specialist they referred me to said the hida scan was basically normal.
Yesterday I went to the er and the dr diagnosed me with reflux and gastritis. Now, I've never been to medical school but I'm smart enough to know that **** of pain I experienced is NOT reflux.
Anyone had anything like this before? What did it turn out to be?
I am scheduled for an endoscopy soon.