Abdmoninal, gastrointestinal and ribcage pain

Patient : I have been suffering with upper abdominal pains, cramps, blaoting, accompanied by acid problems, on and off for about 6 years. Often it has been rejected as having to due with the stomach are related organs and has been diagnosed as being orthopedic related; costochondritis, tietze syndrome, fybromyalgy, due to pain at the xyphoid and in the rib cage, back, joints and the such. I had an endsoscopic check in 2006 and then in 2009. In 2006 the doctor asked me why I was there since there was no problem with the stomach. In 2009 he stated that I had a mild gastritis and inflamation of the esophogus. Two CTs were conducted of the upper abdomen region also with negative results, to include routine ultrasounds. This time around it has been going on for about three to four months and all types of therapy have not helped at all. Blood and urin work all perfect. I have several herniated discs in the Lumbar region and one in the Thoracic region. My stool was also checked and was found normal. I have been on a diet for the last five weeks only eating rice, potatoes, cooked vegetables with no spices, very little poultry or beef, no pork, no milk products, no eggs and egg products and no alcohol. I have never smoked. Even after these five weeks there has been no improvement at all.
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