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Mentally exhausted and want to find answers

My pain is localized in two areas—right rib cage area and to the far right of my navel and makes my back hurt as if it were my right kidney. I’ve had the issue since March 2016. I’ve had endoscopy, colonoscopy, ct scan, 4 ER visits, blood work done on several occasions —all came back clear. For about 4 months it all went away, now it’s back. I’m so paranoid that it’s something doctors aren’t seeing. I found a new medical doctor, she was the first to mention IBS, but said get a second opinion. So I’m going back to the GI dr to see if he thinks the same. He originally said chronic constipation. I’m just tired of hurting, it’s mild pain but I’m tired of the discomfort.

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I get the exact same symptoms. It can go away for months, then return with a vengence. It can stay for days or this last time it was 5 weeks. Then, luckily, it goes away again. To help with constipation, I drink Traditional Medicinal brand tea called Smooth Move twice a week. That helps tremendously as does trying to stay calm. Emotional upset is a trigger. I know you worry but that makes it worse. It's a vicious cycle. Hope it helps to know others experience the same thing.


I drink smooth move also; it helps tremendously. I’ve drank it everyday this week as I’ve had a flare up for the past 3 weeks. I’ve IBS-C.


Hi Dlonrayn

I have pain under my right ribs all the time. Had many tests over the years - the last doctor I saw said I had slow transit constipation and prescribed me Movicol. I now get bad pain when I have a bowel movement, like my intestines are all inflamed! Get very down about all this lack of help from the medical profession. Has anyone else had this right sided pain?

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It’s kinda comforting to know I’m not the only one experiencing this—but most importantly, to know I’m not losing my mind or exaggerating. 🤦🏽‍♀️


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