I have a fairly healthy diet; no meat, try to eat fresh veggies and fruit. I also do my best to stay away from processed foods and rarely eat any junk food. I have never smoked and I don't drink.These past couple of years have been extremely stressful so I am not sure if stress has something to do with it. I used to have migraines and took Tylenol for migraines. I have since stopped since my migraines have disappeared. I was also afraid the Tylenol may have damaged my stomach so I stopped taking them.
Two months ago I started having intense stomach pains that have driven me to tears. The pain lasts up to 2-4 hours. The longest has been 6 hours( was the first time I got it). My stomach felt tender and bloated.The pain burns and is dull.I have found that after I have the episode I am fine for a couple of weeks and then it happens again. I get lower back pain and it makes it unbearable to lie down or sit. I pace around the house waiting to vomit because it is the only thing that seems to help. I also noticed it only happens around night time.
This time around I forced myself to vomit hoping the pain would get cut down to an hour or 2 instead of 4. The difference this time was that I was burping and it felt like I was burping the acid from my stomach. I also could't hold down any water or food. My stomach completely cleaned itself out. I even had food that hadn't been completely digested come up. My back pain was horrible. I couldn't lie down or sit because the pain would intensify. After vomiting I was left with this intense burning feeling and I just tried lying down as it seemed the pain was slowly subsiding. I was exhausted from the pain and fell asleep. Today I woke up with a sore stomach that feels hot and also some nausea. I noticed that since these episodes started I have lower back pain that intensifies during the episodes, but is dormant after.
My husband and are at our wits end as he and I feel helpless because nothing helps.Any suggestions would help. Thank you!