I have been dealing with stabbing pain right below my left rib cage that radiates through to my back. I feel bloated most of the time. The pain seems worse after eating, but I'm not sure that is always the case. I deal with chronic constipation due to pain meds, but I feel this pain is more than just the constipation. I take Protonix 40 mg. twice daily for GERD. I tried some Reglan hoping it would help, but it made no difference. I was also diagnosed with hypothyroid and just started taking a new med for it today. Any help would be appreciated.