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Title: I'm suspicious....since when?..
Post by: Livia on January 01, 2020, 04:25:34 PM
Upper back pain (thoracic spine) after eating??...

...this upper back pain lingers for days to weeks everytime my upper gastro symptoms flare up...but goes away when they settle....

Im having issues with both my stomach & esophagus...

but i'm mostly suspicious about this new back pain...its really bad & i always get it after ive eaten...types of foods is unrelated...

since when do gi issues cause back pain? Ive never heard of this...does it sound serious to see the GI??...
Title: Re: I'm suspicious....since when?..
Post by: irish on January 01, 2020, 10:49:07 PM
Sorry to hear you are so miserable. And yes, I would recommend that you see a doctor as soon as possible. It could be from your esophagus and reflux but the gallbladder can have stones in it and can cause pain in the back after eating. This is not an uncommon problem. The thing is one needs to have this checked out and docs may want to do some tests in order to rule out the balladeer for one thing. Having stones in the gallbladder has been known to cause some really bad infections and toxicity...Don't worry just go to the doctor.

Call in to your doctors office and ask to speak to the doctors nurse. Explain what about eating and back pain and that you also have reflux with esophagus and stomach involvement. This may help speed up the process of getting a doctors appointment. You could have more luck if you have a Gastrointestinal doctor that you see often. If you ever get a bad pain like this that lingers and is pain that is scary I would advise you to get to the emergency room. They know how to check for this as they do it quite often. Good luck and keep us updated. Irish
Title: Re: I'm suspicious....since when?..
Post by: Livia on January 02, 2020, 03:09:13 PM
Sorry to hear you are so miserable. And yes, I would recommend that you see a doctor as soon as possible. It could be from your esophagus and reflux but the gallbladder can have stones in it and can cause pain in the back after eating. This is not an uncommon problem. The thing is one needs to have this checked out and docs may want to do some tests in order to rule out the balladeer for one thing. Having stones in the gallbladder has been known to cause some really bad infections and toxicity...Don't worry just go to the doctor.

Call in to your doctors office and ask to speak to the doctors nurse. Explain what about eating and back pain and that you also have reflux with esophagus and stomach involvement. This may help speed up the process of getting a doctors appointment. You could have more luck if you have a Gastrointestinal doctor that you see often. If you ever get a bad pain like this that lingers and is pain that is scary I would advise you to get to the emergency room. They know how to check for this as they do it quite often. Good luck and keep us updated. Irish

hey Irish thanks 4 ur support. So i guess ur right i should see the GI soon. Ive been putting it off for several months now. But my issues keep coming back. As of now i dont have insurance so i was trying to avoid paying out of pocket. I figured this issue couldn't be anything serious. Im just really fed up with those GIs..theyre like quacks..cant even get them to have a conversation with u unless u get either an endo or colo done & at their clinic! Sheesh! Its like they be forcing u...either that or they never give u a decent enough answer to all ur GI woes...

I mentioned this new back pain to my gp a few months ago & she just brushed it off..so i never thought anything of it....

would esophageal issues refer pain to the upper back too?
Title: Re: I'm suspicious....since when?..
Post by: irish on January 02, 2020, 08:56:48 PM
Yes, it could Be aware that lots of pain is referred pain so that explains the back oil with organs that are more in front.. I know it cost money but with this back pain there are things that can occur that need to be checked out. If everything is ok then it is good and the money will get paid. If they find something that needs treatment it is good to have caught it and the bills will still be paid  eventually.

Have you ever thought of finding another GI doc??? I got a new GI about 5 years ago or so and I really like her. I have had a lot of problems the last year or 2 and she has been good about hanging in with me. She knows what Sjogrens is so that is good also. It pays to get a second opinion a lot of the time. Good luck. Irish
Title: Re: I'm suspicious....since when?..
Post by: Livia on January 05, 2020, 06:39:56 PM
Yes, it could Be aware that lots of pain is referred pain so that explains the back oil with organs that are more in front.. I know it cost money but with this back pain there are things that can occur that need to be checked out. If everything is ok then it is good and the money will get paid. If they find something that needs treatment it is good to have caught it and the bills will still be paid  eventually.

Have you ever thought of finding another GI doc??? I got a new GI about 5 years
ago or so and I really like her. I have had a lot of problems the last year or 2 and she has been good about hanging in with me. She knows what Sjogrens is so that is good also. It pays to get a second opinion a lot of the time. Good luck. Irish

hi irish...thnx.. im not sure which word u intended to use instead of "back oil"...what'd u meant by that?...

u seem to know a lot of gastro stuff....what's the word for this: i wake up every morning feeling like i'd eaten a whole cow??...i dont really know any gastro words to describe this...im not bloated but feel SOOOO full in mornings...i'd take my breakfast later in afternoon....ive tried searching this up online but couldnt find any medical term for it....
Title: Re: I'm suspicious....since when?..
Post by: irish on January 05, 2020, 09:10:11 PM
I think I meant back pain.....My brain and fingers don't always work together. I am an old RN so know about the colon plus I had a husband with Celiac and a son and grandson with celiac. Takes a lot of research keeping up with their illnesses.

You know, bloating sound like a good word to describe your belly in the morning. Do you breath through your mouth and swallow air???This can result in a full feeling but usually people burp a lot or have to pass gas. Also, some people with autoimmune and some without, have problems with moving the food along in the colon. I have completely forgotten this work right now but it should come to me in the morning. The nerves in the gastrointestinal tract will be affected by neuropathy of sorts and the colon is very slow at moving the food through the many feet of colon. Many times people have ego adjust the fords they eat and how often they eat.

I am not saying that is what you have but I would guess that you need to talk with your GI dr and see what testing you need. It could be that your symptoms are possibly related to the gallbladder You have a lot of GI stuff going on that seems to need more assessment. The pancreas could be having problems also. Take care. I am waiting to hear your plan of action. Irish