I think. I am overweight by 20 lbs (all gut) and am going to the gym to get rid of it. I have 2 pinched nerves in my back since I was a teen. (long story- not relevant). I've had a lower GI done and came out with no problems. BUT I get gas pains that willcompletely stiffen my back in odd ways when I sleep. Last night I couldn't sleep on my sides as the area under the ribs before you hit the hips became so painful I was crying. This also creates shooting pains in my legs and a tightness in my chest.
So far to avoid this happening all I have to do is avoid foods that create gas. Last night I had three apple slices. The night before a hand-full of walnuts. (snacks not meals).
Hot baths/shows/heating pads do nothing for the pain, nor do over the counter meds.
Laxatives (pills and natural foods) do nothing for this, nor do wearing looser clothing, drinking more water, getting more sleep, or stretching before bed.
My doctor doesn't believe me ( a GP) as the pains go away when I am up and moving (I've been up since 6 (now 830) and its just a dull ache like when you are kicked in the back) and won't authorize me for new tests. Other than changing doctors (which I am doing anyway) I just want to know if anyone else has/had this and what it could be.
Answer by Steph319 at 8:32 AM on Feb. 8, 2011
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