What does nausea with stomach bloating and back pain indicate? - Online Doctor Chats
Hi. Thanks for responding
Can you specify how long have you been suffering with these digestive issues?
Back pain about a month. Digestive about a week
One week ago today. Spent night throwing up
Today. Bloating was really bad. Cramps
And the metallic taste?
Had urine test done which came out ok
At least a month
Do you have the taste constantly or only with eat?
Brief relief after brushing
How is your bowel movement? - Do you have loose stools?
It's been good
Had a good movement this morning
May I know your age?
Back pain tends to be up and down the spine but worse at base
Have lost about 40 pounds in last year
Run 4 miles a day but not lately
How did the symptoms develop - was it abruptly or did it follow an infective symptoms such as fever, runny nose, congested nostril, throat irritation?
I first noticed back pain. Colleague had similar symptoms which was diagnosed as virus. It as just gotten progressively worse. Pretty constant back pain
Are you there?
Then last week the nausea kicked in
Have you been to a doctor?
Just freaked out tonight. Was feeling better. Took a nap
Woke up with nausea. Stiff back
Let me brief you.
The symptoms that you described have been very non specific; further there has been a long gap between back ache and abdominal bloating.
It makes me difficult to relate both these complaints.
That makes sense
However it could be possible that the metallic taste, abdominal bloating and nausea are related.
Yes, you interpreted them well.
The bloating is in the lower stomach.
As you are being evaluated and your doctor is not concerned yet,
They are very concerned I think
GERD symptoms are highly spread across the whole abdomen.
Started me on omeprazole
Been taking for 3 days
It is common to experience lower abdominal bloating, intestinal cramps and lower intestinal symptoms with GERD.
And waking up trying to catch breath?
It should help us arrive at some possible conclusion.
And treat the back separately?
The back ache needs to be looked seperately.
It may be related to muscular aches or may be you are not having enough sleep to rest the strained muscles.
That's very possible
Hard to sleep
I would suggest you to continue omeprazole. Add semithicone containing antacids such as Gelusil MPS
Try resting well.
Do not hit the bed immediately after a dinner.
I may have layd down too soon.
And sleep with 2-3 pillows just to keep your head and upper body elevated.
Can even drinking water add to the bloating?
Yes, it can make you bloated.
But doesn't mean you should give up drinking water.
I do belch all the time
I recommend my patients to plan the dinner atleast an hour or two before bed time.
Take your medicines omeprazole + the antacid an hour before the dinner.
Can gerd impact the back?
Walk around to aid digestion
and sleep with upper body reclined position.
Last week when I threw up. It seemed my back felt better after throwing up
Back complaints are very, very rare with GERD. I would definitely look for other possibilities before attributing as associated complaints.
My only concern with back is muscle relaxers have not helped much
I would suggest you to take up issues one at a time.
Most commonly what we see is when patients present with multiple symptoms
the most recent ones improve first.
The back pain may or may not be related.
Old symptoms recover later.
Good to know. So address gerd first
You should look at treating the GERD with best efforts.
Try getting good sleep.
Back issues should improve.
Let your doctors carry on the test to exclude other cause of back pain.
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