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Weird Belly Aches!?!

Answered on October 21, 2015
Created January 16, 2012 at 3:32 PM

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 :(

7c09a44d334ef8a8c7c2644b0b7e1383

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on June 12, 2013
at 03:44 PM

Baking soda in water is also an excellent way to settle your stomach almost instantaneously. Add some salt too. Works like a charm.

7c09a44d334ef8a8c7c2644b0b7e1383

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on June 12, 2013
at 03:42 PM

Heather, I'm so happy to hear that someone else has this problem! I used to get a ton of stomach aches, many of which went away when I went paleo, but I still get terrible bloated stomach aches eating at work, and often when I'm eating at a restaurant with friends. And then as soon as I go home I'm fine.

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on June 12, 2013
at 01:09 PM

I've been having exactly the same problem and has just worked opout it is the eggs :(

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

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on February 04, 2013
at 12:08 AM

Gluten alert! Gluten alert! That is all.

724ba4f39f7bbea7f74b45c0a79615f2

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on January 18, 2012
at 07:18 PM

yup, and the nauseau, the whole kit and kaboodle. right now i'm subsisting on chocolate whey protein shakes, which is gross and weird, but doesn't appear to be horrible (the ingredients are basically just whey and cocoa, sugar free, tastes like ... nothing, though it does smell like chocolate...) and allows me to eat without doubling over. Also, everything else is making me nauseous to think about. Blech! Last time I just ate cheese, which helped, but right now that sounds yucky. Anyway, hopefully a few days of easy-to-digest food will help. I'll let you know!

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on January 18, 2012
at 07:12 PM

I'm sorry :( It's miserable... Is yours paired with random bouts of diarrhea as well, or just the belly aches?

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on January 18, 2012
at 12:16 PM

I've started keeping track of what I eat and when these bouts hit me. I also didn't mention these seemingly random, horrible bouts of diarrhea that I've been experiencing since the 1st of the year. One day, I spent nearly the entire afternoon in the bathroom. Gross, I know, but necessary information :p

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on January 17, 2012
at 06:30 PM

I lied... when I burp, I get temporary relief :p

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:47 PM

The pain is right in the middle, above my belly button but below my breasts. Nothing brings relief but laying down and letting it pass, if I can. Otherwise, I just power through it. I had no stomach issues yesterday, but ate no eggs.

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on January 17, 2012
at 02:30 PM

Keeping a track of when it is worst would be a good idea also where exactly the pain is. Is it just below the ribs? At the waist? Below the waist? To the left? Does anything bring relief?

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on January 17, 2012
at 02:59 AM

It's not really a squeezing. It feels like a swallowed a rock and it is sitting in my stomach. I just feels hard, like that. A really heavy feeling that sometimes includes nausea. I'm very regular without much trouble in the bathroom...

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on January 16, 2012
at 10:50 PM

Did this develop over time? I guess I did have eggs on Sunday morning... I'll have to keep track of what I eat and when it happens, I guess. I've always been able to eat eggs, and lots of them. I will be SO sad is I can't eat eggs any more :(

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on January 16, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Does the tightness feel like squeezing, i.e.a colon spasm? Or does it feel like a blockage/pressure - i.e. constipation or trapped gas? I have IBS so I have all 3 of these on a regular basis.

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on January 16, 2012
at 06:32 PM

I might be being too liberal with the dairy products... That's what I suspect. I could be way off base, though.

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on January 16, 2012
at 06:25 PM

In the afternoons, usually. I was trying to pin point this yesterday and think maybe I need to start writing down when I feel icky. I had a bad reaction to some dairy two weeks ago and I don't feel that I've been the same since... :p

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0d0316bfd35ffab6fa000120b978f303

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.

7c09a44d334ef8a8c7c2644b0b7e1383

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on June 12, 2013
at 03:42 PM

Heather, I'm so happy to hear that someone else has this problem! I used to get a ton of stomach aches, many of which went away when I went paleo, but I still get terrible bloated stomach aches eating at work, and often when I'm eating at a restaurant with friends. And then as soon as I go home I'm fine.

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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

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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.

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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.

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on January 16, 2012
at 10:50 PM

Did this develop over time? I guess I did have eggs on Sunday morning... I'll have to keep track of what I eat and when it happens, I guess. I've always been able to eat eggs, and lots of them. I will be SO sad is I can't eat eggs any more :(

22ed067dfadf3ce563b2f0b9f8bf70bb

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on June 12, 2013
at 01:09 PM

I've been having exactly the same problem and has just worked opout it is the eggs :(

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 :)

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

7c09a44d334ef8a8c7c2644b0b7e1383

(279)

on June 12, 2013
at 03:44 PM

Baking soda in water is also an excellent way to settle your stomach almost instantaneously. Add some salt too. Works like a charm.

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on January 12, 2013
at 01:04 AM

Barley water is great for easing gut issues.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

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on February 04, 2013
at 12:08 AM

Gluten alert! Gluten alert! That is all.

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778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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.

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724ba4f39f7bbea7f74b45c0a79615f2

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).

724ba4f39f7bbea7f74b45c0a79615f2

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on January 18, 2012
at 07:18 PM

yup, and the nauseau, the whole kit and kaboodle. right now i'm subsisting on chocolate whey protein shakes, which is gross and weird, but doesn't appear to be horrible (the ingredients are basically just whey and cocoa, sugar free, tastes like ... nothing, though it does smell like chocolate...) and allows me to eat without doubling over. Also, everything else is making me nauseous to think about. Blech! Last time I just ate cheese, which helped, but right now that sounds yucky. Anyway, hopefully a few days of easy-to-digest food will help. I'll let you know!

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on January 18, 2012
at 07:12 PM

I'm sorry :( It's miserable... Is yours paired with random bouts of diarrhea as well, or just the belly aches?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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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.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 16, 2012
at 05:53 PM

The only thing that comes to mind is gallbladder issues. When does it show up in relation to your meals?

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on January 16, 2012
at 06:32 PM

I might be being too liberal with the dairy products... That's what I suspect. I could be way off base, though.

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on January 16, 2012
at 06:25 PM

In the afternoons, usually. I was trying to pin point this yesterday and think maybe I need to start writing down when I feel icky. I had a bad reaction to some dairy two weeks ago and I don't feel that I've been the same since... :p

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