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Epigastric/ abdominal pain

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Jan 21, 2019 | Replies (14)

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I assume that you’ve been seen by a doc as These symptoms can be signs of some pretty serious health problems, like cancer. Assuming that you have, is your pain caused by acid? If so, I doubt a tens unit would be much help other than distraction as it works on muscles not really on our insights. That said, there are are some things that you can do—Sleeping with your bed/pillows elevated so that you’re at an angle can help. And there are some pretty natural acid reducers that are essentially calcium and sodium bicarbonate. Best of luck to you

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Thank you ckeys for your reply. I have seen many docs and we thought the gastroenterologist had diagnosed chronic pancreatitis but saw gp following this who said that a reason still hadn’t been found for the pain. Cancer has been ruled out though but I am at the stage where I need a wheelchair to go out. I’m on many painkillers which don’t have any effect and I’m just wondering now if it’s worth taking them. I’m also on antacids which were recently increased with no effect. I cry myself to sleep some nights thinking death must be better than this but I am not suicidal. I think I was just clutching at straws when I thought of the tens machine but I had an idea that it wasn’t for that type of pain. I will continue to keep up with this site as I do realise that there are some poor souls worse off than me and sometimes things can be mentioned that are helpful or comforting,