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Charlie Horse feeling in the stomach

Tammy N.
on 12/3/08 9:55 am, edited 12/30/08 6:09 pm - Groveland, MA

Off and on for the past month or so I have been getting charlie horse type feeling in the right side of my stomach.  Monday I really had an episode where I bent over looking into a bag on the ground and started to cough when my stomach just knotted right up in so much pain....it took me a few minutes to straighten up and kneed out the knot.. Today it still feels weak with minor cramping that I am afraid to cough, lift or do anything that may aggravate it. I am just taking it easy to see if it goes away  before I run to the doctor.  Just wondering if anyone else has something like this happen to them.

meltingmel
on 12/3/08 9:58 am - Grove City, Ohio, OH
tammy, I do. I get this when i am hungry. I get a charlie horse feeling around my ribs. It could also be a Calcium or potassium insuffuciency. Another thing that has done this to me is pain medication. Just a few thoughts, it is an extremley awful feeling, see if it is hunger, while increasing your potassium and calcium.

Take care
Peace and Blessings, Melinda
Starting weight 326
Lowest weight 145
Current weight 175
Goal weight 145
The taste of the bait isn't worth the pain of the hook
Terri B.
on 12/3/08 5:51 pm - St. Louis, MO
DS on 11/29/05 with
I too have had that reaction to pain medication - so far just anything with codeine.  It isn't on one side or the other but across my diaphragm.  I'd never heard of anyone else who had this.
Living well is the best revenge
.Anita R.
on 12/3/08 11:06 am - Stafford, VA
RNY on 01/20/04 with
I get this occassionally too...I thought it to be my electrolyte problems...Such as my magnesium is chronically deficient on and off again...Drives me crazy with cramps and charlie horses and other weird annoying symptoms...

But I'd get that checked by a doc if it continues!  Mine are random and infrequent...
meltingmel
on 12/3/08 6:26 pm - Grove City, Ohio, OH
Tammy, good luck getting a doc to answer this for you. They just look at me like I am crazy when i discuss this with them and i am a nurse. LOl They think i am  a wack job.
Peace and Blessings, Melinda
Starting weight 326
Lowest weight 145
Current weight 175
Goal weight 145
The taste of the bait isn't worth the pain of the hook
Tammy N.
on 12/3/08 8:16 pm - Groveland, MA
Yeah I know what you mean, that is why I am holding off on going to the doctor.  The beginning of the year I was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain in fact probably about the same area as this (don't know if it's related) but they never found anything and made me feel like I am crazy and that is why I don't run to the doctor until it gets so bad that I have to go by ambulance or something. But then again my primary doctor lectured me that I need to see a doctor for any pain in the stomach.
.Anita R.
on 12/4/08 8:44 am - Stafford, VA
RNY on 01/20/04 with
Don't let doctors intimidate you...It's your health...what do you care if they think you are crazy just because they didn't find the reason for YOUR PAIN?  You didn't say occassional or light pain...You said "Severe PAIN!"  I'm sorry sweetie, you need to put yourself above your insecuries and grow thick skin because when it comes to your health, you are ultimately the one responsible if things get worse because you were afraid of being thought of as some crazy woman. 

Let them think you are crazy...at least they will know you are serious and you believe it...EVENTUALLY someone will get off their butt and help you, but it has to start with you! 

Get healthy!  I wish you much luck!
MsAmi
on 12/4/08 5:54 pm - Catlettsburg, KY
I have had every test to figure mine out and NOTHING!!! Doc came to a conclusion it was where my ports were there...WHATEVER.....Oh well if anyone has an answer let me know!
.Anita R.
on 12/4/08 6:20 pm - Stafford, VA
RNY on 01/20/04 with
Hummmmm???  I had open RNY...no ports!  I still think my spasms are magnesium (or other electrolye troubles such as potassium) deficiencies...

Mine happen infrequently and only started when I began having nutritional problems at year 4...

Maybe it's related or maybe not???

I did find this old (2 years ago) discussion though...and thought you all might find it interesting....


http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/wls_grads/board_id,5491/ca t_id,5091/topic_id,3044806/a,messageboard/action,replies/
enstephs
on 12/7/08 4:07 pm - Nebo, KY
I have been having alot of problems with my stomach.  I had my gastric bypass 8 years ago by Dr. Bolar and I need my medical records of that surgery before they run a scope to make sure everything is ok.  I'm not sure how to get them, if anyone could help me, I really, really need. it
Thank You!