Hello and thank you in advance. I have been in severe pain for over 4 hours. I had not had much to eat today, but went to a movie with my husband and ate popcorn. I have had a similar reaction before, but this one is really bad. I have no gall bladder, but the pain is in the center of my stomach under my rib cage. The dull pain started at the movie theater, when I got home, I also got diarrhea. There is no relief or position or heat that seems to help. I became flush a few times and am feeling a little weak. I took 3 Imodium and some pain reliever. I looked up abdominal pain after eating popcorn and it seems others have had same reaction. I thought maybe diverticulitis, but what I read said that is lower left side. I don't know if I should go to urgent care or wait it out. Ideas?
Welcome Michelay! I'm sorry you're hurting so badly. I also don't have a gallbladder, and I have IBS. Popcorn is the worst thing for me to eat, because it doesn't want to pass through my GI tract. I've been to the ER because the pain was so bad, and they gave me 3 rx to help relieve some of the pain & help activate my system; delayed emptying. My doc told me to avoid popcorn because any corn product doesn't digest well. You could also have a virus. With the flushing you may have fever. If you aren't feeling any better maybe you should be seen. Hugs & prayers you'll Ferrell better soon! 😷🙏🌼