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Constant pain in stomach, upper back and shoulder, acidity. Take Rabonik? Should I worry about gas? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:Hi, age 25. First of all thank you very much for your time. My query is with regards to acidity /Gastric problem
Doctor:Pleasure is mine to help you
Doctor:Please proceed further
User:For the past 4 months I have been experiencing constant pain in the stomach which radiates to the upper back covering the right shoulder.
User:I recently visited a Doctor & was given medication
User:the symptoms reduced a bit , but last week after I hit the gym, the following day onwards the pain came back
User:& it occurs every 2 hrs
User:especially during the night between 1 a.m & 6 a.m ... it aggrevates more
User:I am not taking any spicy food for the past few weeks though
User:So just wanted to hear from you if there is a better remedy to treat this problem
Doctor:Your problem is easy to resolve
Doctor:Just let me know what time you eat your last meal in a day
User:well. I have my dinner at around 9 p.m
Doctor:What time do you go to bed?
User:between 11 or 12
Doctor:Just before you go to sleep or fifteen minutes before, try eating a cup of curd
Doctor:What medications are you currently on?
User:I had taken Stancef -200 for 5 days (Dosage was 1 after breakfast & 1 after dinner. I have completed the dosage) & am taking Rabonik (Dosage is 1 before breakfast)
User:Also there is constant dry cough for the past 2 months too.
User:for which I am taking Cof Ryl syrup
Doctor:You may consider increasing the dosage of Rabonik to twice daily, one before dinner as well
Doctor:This will take care of the acidity
Doctor:Drink plenty of water
User:ok. sure
Doctor:Nothing to worry
Doctor:If symptoms persist, consult a Gastroenterologist to get an upper GI endoscopy done
Doctor:Are you there?
User:I already got a endoscopy done earlier on April 12th & every thing was normal. Would you still recommend an endoscopy again.
Doctor:April 12 th of this year?
Doctor:oh, then it is not required to repeat the endoscopy
Doctor:Consider increasing the doasge of Rabonit as said
Doctor:sorry Rabonik
User:ok sure. Would there be any side effect if I increase the dosage & how many days should I continue it for ?
Doctor:There would not be any side effects as such
Doctor:You may have to continue it for a 2 week period
Doctor:Please consult your doctor before you increase the dosage
User:ok sure. & would you suggest something for the dry cough ?
User:as it is quite persistant since past 2 months
Doctor:You will benefit by drinking warm water always
Doctor:Also, green tea would be beneficial
Doctor:You can try ginger milk as well
Doctor:Continue the syrup that you are currently prescribed
User:ok then, that is all from my end ma'am. Thank you very much for patiently answering all the queries & your recommendations.
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:Bye for now
User:sure, Bye :)
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