I have been getting the weirdest belly aches. I haven't really been eating anything out of the ordinary. It's like there's a tight ball or a rock in my stomach. Sometimes I feel a little nauseated, but most of the time not. There is just an uncomfortable tightness in my gut. Does anyone know what the heck could be causing this? It's driving me crazy because I would say that I kind of feel crappy 50% of the time :(
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on January 16, 2012
at 11:06 PM
Mine is from stress. Doesn't matter what I eat. If I am eating at work- blech. Tightness, bloating, gas. Then I go home, and everything settles.
on June 12, 2013
at 04:31 AM
i'm going through this problem now. the pain is not bad, but it is annoying. and like another person, i feel it throughout 50% of the day. i just recently started working out, and i try to eat eggs daily with protein shakes 4 out of 7 days. idk if this is the reason, but i hope i'm not dying
on January 18, 2012
at 03:00 PM
I don't mean to alarm you, but the same sort of thing happened to my dad, he thought it was gall bladder issues, but it was terminal colon cancer. If you're a candidate for colonoscopy (age, family history, etc.) you might consider it. Even if you don't think you "qualify" per insurance, asking a GI doc if you need one is like asking a barber if you need a haircut... They'll find a way to get you in. I'm having my first one next week since now I have family history on both sides and I'm 40.
I'm only on Day 9 of paleo, but I think I'll do better with the fasting/cleanse aspect of the procedure than if I hadn't gone paleo. I bought heavy-duty soil-based probiotics to repopulate my colony afterward.
on January 16, 2012
at 08:57 PM
I had the same feeling and pin pointed to eggs.I was eating 1 or 2 for breakfast every morning. Eventually it did lead to nausea and then massive vomiting until all egg was out of my stomach.
on October 21, 2015
at 01:54 PM
most of you are describing abdominal issues, the stomach is higher, unde the left ribcage. If your food isn't digdsting, easy fix is to drink apple cider vinegar with your meal, preferable one with "the mother" in it. Or take betain capsules, available where vitamins are sold. And, if this is your issue, hi protein foods are going to make it worse. Alternativly, if your problem is lower, try avoiding wheat or gluten, could be an allegy, intolerance, or celiac. and add probiotics. a detox might help clear all that mess up too, maybe thats what I need to do. I have occassional slow down due to migrine and medication, an odd stomach ach last night persisting today. I have found that a strong detox greatly decqeases my migraines.
on March 11, 2014
at 04:00 AM
I've been having this problem since I was a kid. I eat normal portions, and throughout the day and night I feel like I have a boulder in the middle of my stomach, and I always feel bloated as well. During the day, I keep my jeans unbuttoned, unless I'm going somewhere, or I wear sweat pants just to be some what comfortable. Passing gas or having a bm doesn't ease the uncomfortable feeling either. I don't know what's wrong, even to this day. I just want to be comfortable.
on August 26, 2013
at 01:06 PM
I just got the results back from my scope and coloscopy, they were both normal. I am very frustrated as I still can't seem to eat. I find I can't eat eggs or hard veggies. Need an answer soon, I feel like I can't take much more.
on July 30, 2013
at 10:25 PM
I've had this kind of pain off and on, also. I even went to the emergency room one night because I was sure the pain was something terribly wrong (it was my first time ever to the emergency room). They did a bunch of tests and x-rays and ultra sound. I had eaten a pork chop many hours earlier and they said it was sitting in my stomach like I had just eaten it. I've found caffeine makes me get the pain and being constipated. If I avoid caffeine and take magnesium to stay regular, I am fine.
on July 27, 2013
at 03:18 PM
I have had the same symptoms pain in my stomach above my belly button. I thought it was an ulcer. I lost about 45lbs because it feels better not to eat. I started to eat bland foods and had no pain at all. As soon as I eat a large meal the pain starts again, even with the bland foods. I feel like I can digest food. It sits in my stomach and feels like a rock. I can't eat peanut butter, green veggies. Only lying down helps when the pain gets bad. I have has lots of tests and nothing has been found. I have also been under a lot of stress at work which has now gone away. The doctor things I am crazy. I never run to the doctor, I have not been in 5 years before this pain. Please help this has been going on for 3 months, the painis very wearing.
on June 26, 2013
at 12:19 AM
I got this too, my belly is really tightening as I write this. The pain is just below my breasts in the middle, but above my bellybutton. I get nausea almost 50% of the time but by the time I get my head over the toilet it goes away. My stomach tightens, lets go, then it just sits there like a rock and I just lie down and try to sleep for the whole day.
on June 12, 2013
at 01:04 PM
My reply isn't very helpful im afraid but i get this too, exactly the same symptoms and have never been able to pin point what it is or what starts it off! Hope you find an answer :)
on April 08, 2013
at 03:59 AM
Hi I too had this complaint. I had so many tests done and found I had a hernia which caused the pain you explain. The hernia is because I have celiac. It took a long time to finally find out what was wrong with me. Don't let anyone think its in your head as I was told many times. I am still learning now what foods I can and can't tolerate, a journey. I keep a really thorough journal, include food, toilet habits, if i get constipated I get really bad pains throughout my whole body.
Good luck. Boiling ginger and drinking the juice really helps me, soothing.
on April 07, 2013
at 11:14 PM
I have this same pain right in the middle, above my belly button but and below my breasts. Nothing brings relief i just lay down shake my leg hopeing it'll just pass through. This is like my sixth time feeling this n I don't know where it's coming from n when I see my doctor I don't think to ask cuz I forget. Someone plz help me
on February 04, 2013
at 12:06 AM
Keep track of what you're eating. There are some paleo friendly foods that can cause stomach aches in some.
Too many eggs is a common culprit, as are coconut products.
I would see if you can find a pattern.
on February 03, 2013
at 11:58 PM
My stomach has been like that too lately. I had been taking ACV for indigestion but had stopped when it improved. I tried the ACV again and it definitely improves it quickly. low stomach acid and basically indigestion is what I believe it is. The fact you feel better when you burp is a clue and I noted it is your stomach and not your bowel -as some people thought. generally if you're not digesting protein well-this could be the result. Try some Braggs ACV 1 -2 TBSP before meals and sipping on some in water through the day or when the tummy feels rockish. add se lemon juice to your water and olive oil dressing when not using ACV.
on January 12, 2013
at 01:04 AM
Barley water is great for easing gut issues.
on January 24, 2012
at 04:37 PM
Thanks for all of your replies, everyone. I really appreciate your concern and eagerness to help. I do believe I may have had some kind of bug or something. Possibly, it was stress induced (my husand's grandfather died over New Year's). At any rate, all seems to be back in working order.
on January 18, 2012
at 03:25 PM
I really hope you find an answer, because I have this too. I had it about a year and a half ago, and it just sort of went away on its own, and is now back with a vengeance. I'm thinking ulcer. But really I have no idea, and the gastro had few ideas either (he put me on PPIs, which didn't help).
on January 18, 2012
at 09:20 AM
I had no stomach issues yesterday, but ate no eggs. – Stephanie 16 hours ago
I lied... when I burp, I get temporary relief :p – Stephanie 14 hours ago
Try a kind of elimination diet. Eat just one item of food at a meal and monitor the results.