Hello & Welcome to Just Answer,
I shall be trying my best to help you as much as I can. Could you please help me understand your problem by giving me the following details:
1) Exactly for how long is he having this problem?
2) Any nausea/ vomiting/ diarrhea/ etc?
3) Any cough?
4) Any acid reflux?
5) Any other symptoms/ significant medical conditions or significant past history?
Thanks. Shall be waiting for your reply.
Thanks for the additional details. With such a bad pain, he needs to be checked up ASAP by his doctor/ ER. With no history of acid reflux and there is no relief with gas pills, then probably we might be dealing with the following possibilities perhaps:
(a) Gall bladder issue (as your boy friend suspects)
(b) Acute pancreatitis
(d) Indigestion/ dyspepsia
Please avoid giving him any food/ fluid or any other medicine till he is checked up by his doctor/ ER.
I hope that this information helps answer your query. Please feel free to inquire if you have any remaining concerns/ doubts, as it shall be a privilege and a pleasure to try and help as much as I can. Best wishes.