I have been having intense stomach pain (upper area) in the mornings for the last couple of years...the pain is so intense that I cannot get a full breath. The pain goes away after I am up and moving for an hour or so. My doctor dismisses this complaint, and I'm starting to worry, as I can think of no dietary cause. Any thoughts?
Also, I have a high-stress life (four daughters that are ages 5,6,7, and 8, a full time student with a double major, a husband who is a full time student in a master level program and also a full time employee, we are both recovering alcoholics and drug addicts and have been clean for almost six years). I am 28, if knowing the age helps, I am 5'4 and 140 lbs. My normal weight is in between 110 and 120. I've put on 20 extra pounds as a result of school stress (the freshman 15 plus 5 haha) No history of disease or serious illnesses. No hospitalizations.
The best way to find out if there really is something wrong you can have upper endoscopy. An endoscopy is a procedure that uses a lighted, flexible endoscope to see inside the upper GI tract. The upper GI tract includes the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum—the first part of the small intestine. The doctors will sedate you and when you wake up you they will have a report telling you what they can conclude from the operation.
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