Frequently when eating, I notice a discomfort high in my stomach, just below the center of the rib cage. Sometimes it's a full cramping or throbbing sensation in the same area. The only trigger food I'm fairly certain that causes this is a raw veggie salad, but many other foods seem to cause the same result, so I'm not sure it's related to what I'm eating at the moment.
I'm not referring to being overly full. This sensation usually occurs within several bites.
I've been diagnosed as having IBS with no further explanation, and I find eating a paleo diet generally helps with many of the symptoms. This discomfort seems to persist, so I'm wondering if it's normal and I'm just a bit neurotic about it, or if it is a sign of something else going on. I don't expect the cramping to be normal, but what about the milder discomfort?
As a disclaimer, I will not interpret any advice as a substitute for proper attention from a medical professional.
(For what it's worth, I've gotten nowhere with traditional medical attention for my stomach troubles.)
My diet generally includes eggs, some cheese and butter, beef, pork, chicken, shrimp, salmon, sardines, coffee, some nuts, coconut products, and too many veggies and fruits to list. The ratio of macronutrients changes all the time.
Any insight is appreciated.