check into colitis,,,see if that matches up to your problem.
I've had this issue as well. Exact same time frames. I posted the following the begining of January:
I am a 47 year old female. About 3 months ago I got sick with bronchitis was put on an inhaler which I think really bothered my stomach. My doctor put me on prilosec which I took for 9 days then stopped due to terrible stomach pain, he then put me on acifex which did absolutely the same thing. After complaining about the stomach pain, my doctor sent me to a gastroenteroligist who ordered blood work, and a esophogram all coming back negative. The new doctor put me on protonix and after 5 days I had wonderful relief. Unfortunately it only lasted a couple of weeks. I began waking up around 4:30 in the morning with terrible stomach pain, nausea, dry heaving, and sometimes diahrea.
He wanted me to continue the protonix and added carafate. Finally, I did research and found the protonix could be the cause, I stopped it and started the carafate. Within 2 days I felt better. After a week on the carafate the symptoms started again, so I cut out the carafate. Again began feeling better but then started again when I woke again at 4:30 with stomach pain, nausea, dry heaving. I assumed I was nervous about the EGD. It also turned out fine but showed I have a hiatal hernia. The doctor said it was a small one and made no big deal out of it. I didn't think until after I got home what that means, life style changes, and so on. My doctor could not give me a reason for the stomach pain, diahrea, or gurgling that I have been experiencing and wanted me to continue with the medication. I told him I couldn't take it. He suggested zantac which. I took it an hour before bed but still woke up at 4:30 with intermittent stomach cramps and diahrea.. The waking up with stomach pain, diahreah, and dry heaves and feeling like a limp noodle went on for 4 weeks.
A week after the EGD I began feeling better and figured my thinking that the medication was correct. I began regaining my strength, walking, eating, and feeling my old self again. This went on for 3 weeks. On New Years Eve it started again with the nausea in the wee hours of the morning. I though maybe something I ate was bad. But immediately I felt extremely run down. I have experienced chills. Feel week, dry heaves, and diareah began this morning. I took zantac twice yesterday because I felt acidic. I feel like I am slowly getting worse.
Blood work, liver and pancreas function, and various other tests: Negative
Gurgling (sounds like when you pop the top of a soda can hearing the gurgling as the fizz settles)
Stomach Pain (Though not as bad as originally)
Diareah (Just started again)
Occational painful twinges in gallbladder
Since I posted I've seen two more doctors. The second doctor has told me to eat yogurt twice a day and thought that I may have had a viral infection that reactivated the original issue. Had a stool test and abdominal xray done. I've had 1 week without problem and then it has started again. I am at my wits end as is my family. I have no idea why no doctor can help me figure out what the heck!!
Have you seen a gastroenterologist? This is where I would start.
regmc, you really need to see a gastro dr. a lot of your symptoms are chrons or uc symptoms. Could be Gerd.
Yes I have seen a gastroenterologist. Saw him twice. He ordered most of the tests I had done. After my EGD he told me he had no idea why I was having stomach pain, nausea, gurgling, and sent me back to my primary doctor. I was insistent to see another doctor, who happened to be a surgeon. I was suprised he told me to eat yogurt twice a day and take zantac. I really don't know where to turn I feel like I've exhausted my search since all tests come back negative.
Did you ever figure out your abdominal pain? I'm having the identical situation with tests and all negative. Now getting 2nd opinion with another endoscopy. Please let me know.
Having same problems. Abdominal pain on left side around 4.30 am going round also to my lower back. Going to book the doctors as starting to concern me. Has anyone been diagnosed with what this problem is?
I have been having the same symptoms as you for about two years.terrible pain.....in the process of being tested right now.the pain only lasts for a few hours in the morning and then disappears for the rest of the day.i hope there are answers and solutions for the problem....
I've got the same thing and have had it for years. Like you it would only happen occasionally, then it progressed to daily.
I am not entirely sure what is wrong with me, but I do know some things that work for preventing it.
I have had to cut out all forms of sugar completely, since sugar always makes it worse.
I found that I can trigger these horrible reactions by simply laying on my back or sides.
Therefore I try to sleep only on my stomach.
However now that we are getting closer to winter, I find that by 5am I almost always unconsciously curl up into the fetal position to stay warm, and this triggers the reaction.
Then I wake up with bubbly guts, diarrhea, muscle spasms, migrating pains, confusion, and tremors. Laying back in bed doesn't help at this point, but waking up, drinking water, and moving around makes the pain and bloating go away within a few hours.
I should also note that I have been diagnosed with Lyme and co-infections and I believe that this is a complication related to that.
I have been having a similar problem with stomach pain. Mine seems to have been precipitated by an overactive gall bladder and complicated by a pathogen(c diff) infection. I think the c diff may have activated my gall bladder. So much bile gets secreted that it back washes into the stomach causing pain. Have you had a pathogen screen?