Someone posted awhile back about tightness under the rib cage on the right side. I have talked to a nutritionist at a local health food store and told him I think I am not digesting my food. After dinner I feel very bloated and need to go lie down. I told him I had lupus and read somewhere about HCL acid low in the stomach. I asked him if this could be the problem. He said to try a digestive enzyme and that I might have a leaky gut. I have been taking for two days before each meal, and I do not have the rib cage discomfort and I feel pretty good. He said start with the enzyme and then maybe I would need hcl. I am doing good with the digestive enzyme. I thought it would give me intestinal discomfort, but it hasn't. Almost like my body was craving it. I don't know how long I should take or whether it has to be for life. Might want to try. Going to a lecture this week on enzyme digestion .