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Zantac to cure stomach pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXXX
User :   Hi, I am XXX. I have had stomach pain like I was punched in the stomach, also lower back pain. More uncomfortable than pain.
Doctor :   so what is basic majot problem
Doctor :   stoamch pain or back pain?
User :   My stomach pain.
Doctor :   do u have nausea , vomiting?
User :   No, just uncomfortable and not feeling up to par.
Doctor :   does the food makes it better or worst
User :   Had cereal this morning and it makes it worse. Yesterday, some chicken soup and tea.
Doctor :   how old r u ?
User :   61, had heart surgery in 2008
Doctor :   do u think it is heart related?
User :   No, I would go to emergency immediately. Just thought I would mention it.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there are few possibilities
Doctor :   1. GERD
Doctor :   2. Stomach Ulcer
User :   So, what do you think? What is gerd?
Doctor :   Acid is produced in stomach
Doctor :   It goes down
Doctor :   But in some patients it refluxes up
Doctor :   and causes pain
Doctor :   Did u get it?
Doctor :   so you can take antacids to reduce pain
User :   I have taken zantac occasionally but not that often for reflux that goes up. I thought with my stomach feeling like a punching bag maybe an infection in that area. Also eye was pussy this morning. Unusual don't you think?
Doctor :   take it daily for 1 month and see whether u get pain relief
User :   Take zantac or antacids?
Doctor :   Zantac
User :   ok...thanks
Doctor :   Take 150mg daily
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Bye
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