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Stress, acidity and stomach cramps - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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please proceed with your health query
User :   hello i was just wandering if theres anything i can do for a nervous stomache
User :   like if i worry about things or have a lot of stress on me on daily things i usually get sick to my stomache
Doctor :   what symptoms are you having?
User :   like cramps and nausea
User :   is it possible i have ulcers?
Doctor :  
stress in any form is known to cause increased gastric acid production
Doctor :  
which leads to these symptoms
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if you tend to get hese often
User :   yeah its usually at least once a day if not more.
Doctor :  
take a OTC antacis like TUMS or Prilosec
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before food two times a day
User :   even before i have the cramps?
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and also practice relaxation techniques
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to destress yourself
User :   i also have very tense back muscles so im assuming all is stress related
Doctor :   yes, taking them will avoid the cramps to start
User :   alright ill try that if i do have ulcers do they treat those orrrr they just sit there?
Doctor :  
yes stress presents with these symptoms like acidity, back ache, headache, muscle pains
Doctor :   they will treat these if the ulcers are small and recent
Doctor :  
chronic ulcers will need apropriate treatment
User :   gotcha...alright thanks one more random question have you ever heard of someone having a fear of eyes/
Doctor :  
i am sorry, could you describe the symptoms to me?

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