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High burning in the stomach due to acidity - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi. 3 days ago I had stomach acid come up in my throat, it was so painful that I had tears in my eyes. It went back down. But the night before, last night and now I noticed that I'm really thirsty and no matter how much I drink it feels dry in my throat.. My mouth doesn't feel very dry, but throat is. Is that because of that acid burned my throat?
Doctor :   hI
User :   hey!
User :   hello
User :   basically i had stomach acid come up in my throat that it hurt quite a bit and then went back down
Doctor :   First complaint acid coming is clearly indicating that you have Acid Reflux Disease
User :   and its been 3 days and im really thirsty. and no matter how much i drink i still feel dry in my throat
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   25
Doctor :   Do you have throat pain?
User :   this is the first time it happened like that
Doctor :   ok
User :   its not pain... but feels like its dry there
User :   like really dry
Doctor :   Start using the prilosec 40 mg daily
User :   i do have a problem eating at night and then going to bed before waiting. so could it be all the acid there burned my throat?
Doctor :   It will reduce stomach acid
User :   is this thirst connected to acid reflux?
Doctor :   Acid regurgitation cause variety of complainsts
User :   but im scared what i became diabetic or something
User :   because i read that thirst is one of the symptoms of diabetes.
Doctor :   There are many reasons
Doctor :   Some common causes of short-term thirst include: Doctor :   Salty foods
Doctor :   Sugary foods or drinks
Doctor :   Spicy foods
Doctor :   dry mouth
User :   but is it more likely to be acid reflux for me? becasue i had it come up a couple of days ago?
Doctor :   Acid reflux do not cause thirtyness
Doctor :   so you are telling me 2 different symptoms
User :   its all connected. my throat feels dry and i keep drinking thinking im thirsty
User :   but i dont really want to drink anymore, it just feels like i have to
Doctor :   Do you have any of these problems : Fluid loss
Hot flashes
Excessive dieting
Anorexia nervosa
User :   no none of that
Doctor :   Diabetes , hyperthyroidism can cause thirstiness
Doctor :   I will recommend you get checked for these.
User :   how severe would it be if it was diabetes?
Doctor :   Here is management plan: User :   ok
Doctor :   1. Take Prolosec daily
Doctor :   2. get the blood electrolyes sodium potassium ,
Doctor :   BUN, creatinine
User :   i can only go see doctor tomorrow. will i be ok till then?
Doctor :   Blodd sugar, TSH
Doctor :   Yes it is ok
Doctor :   Prilosec is over the counter medicines
Doctor :   Ask pharmacist for acid reflux medicines
User :   ok i will check it
Doctor :   Drink milk
Doctor :   Eat Yogart
User :   ok i will
User :   will honey help to soothe the throat?
Doctor :   It will soothes the throat
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can also get throat lozengers
Doctor :   like strepsils
Doctor :   even mint will cause salivation and relieve thirst
User :   ok i will try it
User :   i have Lockets at home
User :   with honey and lemon
Doctor :   Drink Gatorade , electrolyte containing fluids
User :   ok thanks.
Doctor :   Do you have family history diabetes?
User :   what other symptoms of diabetes i would have if it was diabetes?
User :   i dont think so... i'm not sure to be honest
User :   im from russia, and we russians dont go to the doctors unless we are dying haha
Doctor :   excess hungriness, excess thirstiness , weightless are the symptoms of diabetes
User :   no im not losing weight. i am actually struggling to lose weight
User :   im about 10 pounds overweight
User :   from normal weight
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this is my plan
User :   could it be diabetes if im only 10 pounds overweight and cant lose weight?
Doctor :   Over weight is a risk factor but usually happens in late life
User :   well im only 25
User :   and not obese
Doctor :   I think it is temporary problem
User :   ok thats good
User :   thank you
Doctor :   But get the labs and rule out Diabetes and thyroid problem
User :   yep
Doctor :   Thank you
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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