Why is the pain in the upper abdomen the worst for me?
Want to be seen by your doctor to rule out liver, stomach , pancreatic and spleen causes. In most cases of fibro, if mid upper abdomen it most often turns out to be indigestion (which can cause tenderness in the muscles over the lower chestbone, which through a reflex arc can also worsen acid reflux, or rib muscle/cartilage pain (costochondritis) or tender muscles where the abdomnal muscles attach to the bottom of the lowest rib on either side. (right or left abdomen or mid back).
Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D. is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia From Fatigued to Fantastic! and The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution. Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health.