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Gas problems,nausea after having stomach virus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had a stomach virus on Wednesday and am still having gas and nausea problems. The gas only comes up, not out, and it makes me nausatied (sp?) until the air comes up. Is this ok?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Are you there?
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   are you on medications at present?
User :   yes. celexa, lunesta, and synthroid
Doctor :   when is the gas more troublesome?
User :   It has only been since the stomach virus I had on wednesday. I get really nausaous and then I burp and I feel better for a while
Doctor :   the feeling of nausea untill you have the belching/burping is normal, it happens due to the reflux of stomach acid into esophagus due to the gas trying to come out
Doctor :   try having antacids like TUMS or Prilosec OTC
Doctor :   for the symptom relief
Doctor :   since you had the stomach virus and are on medications
Doctor :   the gastritis is still present, it will take some tome to go away
Doctor :   in the meantime have plain and simple food, avoid oily/spicy/fried food
Doctor :   avoid use of citrus fruits or juices.
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   Yes. I was just reading what you were typing and thinking about all the wrong things I have been eating
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   Yes. Very well. Is this gas common after a stomach virus?
Doctor :   do you have any other symptoms?
Doctor :   yes it is common due t o the resulting gastritis which takes some time to settle down
Doctor :   it happens due to the stomach mucosal irritation and more acid production.
User :   Nothing. I just get nausea from moving around and if I stay pretty settled and don't move quick I am good
Doctor :   ok.
User :   Thank you. Do you know about how long this lasts?
Doctor :   avoid keeping stomach empty for more than 3 hours except at night when you are sleeping, eat something.
Doctor :   it would take another 10-15 days to settle. take Tab TUMS, 1 tablet 2-3 times a day before food
Doctor :   or Tab Prilosec 1 tablet 2 times a day before food
Doctor :   for these 10 days
User :   Thank you so much for your help.
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Nope. You were quick, efficient and helpful. Thanks!
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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