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    Hi, I know you aren't doctors but I was still wondering if anyone has any advice or experience with anything like this.
    Over the past 3 months or so, I've had pain around my belly button three times, which lasts about a day and fluctuates how bad it is throughout the day, and it's gone by the next day. I went to the GP about this and she said to take buscopan if it happens again but that it's probably not anything serious.
    Then on Wednesday this week I had pain in my lower abdomen all along the line between my hips, but it was bearable. This fluctuated throughout the day (doesn't appear to be related to eating), and continued until Friday. Then yesterday (Friday) at about 3pm it moved up to my belly button again and by 7pm the pain was in the centre part between the bottom of my ribs. It's a kind of dull, achey pain and it lasted through the night so i didn't sleep well. Today it's on the right of my abdomen and it's just really uncomfortable and frustrating. I have taken paracetamol and the buscopan suggested by the doctor but they aren't having much of an effect.
    Any ideas/advice (on anything, such as what to eat or do) would be appreciated.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Hi, I know you aren't doctors but I was still wondering if anyone has any advice or experience with anything like this.
    Over the past 3 months or so, I've had pain around my belly button three times, which lasts about a day and fluctuates how bad it is throughout the day, and it's gone by the next day. I went to the GP about this and she said to take buscopan if it happens again but that it's probably not anything serious.
    Then on Wednesday this week I had pain in my lower abdomen all along the line between my hips, but it was bearable. This fluctuated throughout the day (doesn't appear to be related to eating), and continued until Friday. Then yesterday (Friday) at about 3pm it moved up to my belly button again and by 7pm the pain was in the centre part between the bottom of my ribs. It's a kind of dull, achey pain and it lasted through the night so i didn't sleep well. Today it's on the right of my abdomen and it's just really uncomfortable and frustrating. I have taken paracetamol and the buscopan suggested by the doctor but they aren't having much of an effect.
    Any ideas/advice (on anything, such as what to eat or do) would be appreciated.
    Buscopan is used for things like IBS and muscle spasms, which would make sense for what you are feeling. I'd suggest you try some peppermint tbh. It works great for gassy and ibsie pains because it addresses the cause and relaxes the muscles the pain is coming from. I used peppermint tea after abdominal surgery and was reaching for that over painkillers when the pain hit. I find it much better than painkillers and buscopan. Obviously all people are different and it depends on what you have, but i'd say it's worth trying at least.

    Anyway, there are a lot of things that can cause feelings like that. Most of them are not serious and a lot of them will pass eventually. I'd go back to your doctor to say that the buscopan is not helping and keep giving that feedback with whatever things they suggest next. Eventually you'll hunt down the issue. Don't worry about it though, most issues like this the biggest problem they cause is the pain so you're unlikely to find some big scare at the end of the line- besides even if you did it's not worth worrying about it now.

    Hope that helps.
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    Buscopan is used for things like IBS and muscle spasms, which would make sense for what you are feeling. I'd suggest you try some peppermint tbh. It works great for gassy and ibsie pains because it addresses the cause and relaxes the muscles the pain is coming from. I used peppermint tea after abdominal surgery and was reaching for that over painkillers when the pain hit. I find it much better than painkillers and buscopan. Obviously all people are different and it depends on what you have, but i'd say it's worth trying at least.

    Anyway, there are a lot of things that can cause feelings like that. Most of them are not serious and a lot of them will pass eventually. I'd go back to your doctor to say that the buscopan is not helping and keep giving that feedback with whatever things they suggest next. Eventually you'll hunt down the issue. Don't worry about it though, most issues like this the biggest problem they cause is the pain so you're unlikely to find some big scare at the end of the line- besides even if you did it's not worth worrying about it now.

    Hope that helps.
    Thank you so much, I'll give peppermint tea a try. That's what the doctor said, about it not being serious, so hopefully we can found out what's causing it soon
 
 
 
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