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Gastritis due to excessive alcohol intake - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   how can i help you today?
User :   i am having some stomach pains that feel like hungar and nausea
User :   i felt this today as well and i started to sweat, felt like vomiting and almost passed out
Doctor :   ok, how long have u had these problems?
User :   it has been about 2-3 days
Doctor :   ok
User :   about 4 days ago i had alot of alcohol to drink so im not sure if that is linked
Doctor :   May i know your age, weight height ?
Doctor :   and occupation as well?
User :   i am 22..about 215..and about 5'7'
User :   i am in school
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   a binge drinking of alcohol can cause similar symptoms
User :   im worried right now because i am trying to sleep and i cannot...i feel like im about to pass out whenever i lie down
Doctor :   ingestion of too much of alcohol, can cause gastritis like symtoms
Doctor :   and cause symptoms like abd pain, nausea, appetite reduction, as well as as vomiting
Doctor :   i understand your situation
Doctor :   i would advice you to take some antacids, available in the CVS pharmacy, or walgreens
User :   i have zantac 75...would that work?
Doctor :   take prilosec 20 mg once daily in the morning 30 min before breakfast
Doctor :   you will have to take zantac 150 mg twice daily then
Doctor :   where are you located ?
User : is about 4 am right now
User :   should i take one now?
Doctor :   yes take 2 pills of zantac 75 mg together now
User :   i had a benelyin it safe to take the zantacs?
Doctor :   and try drinking milk if u don't have any antacids with you right now
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you can take zantac now
User :   should i drink milk as well as take the zantac?
User :   or just take the zantac?
Doctor :   do both
Doctor :   milk will reduce the symptoms, and acidity
User :   okay thank you that all?
Doctor :   also be careful the next time
Doctor :   dont drink too much of beer at one go , on the same day
Doctor :   be responsible next time
User :   yes it was vodka and i will never do that again
Doctor :   i hope you have understood my advice
Doctor :   good
User :   the problem is i didnt vomit
User :   all the alcohol stayed in my system
Doctor :   take zantac, and drink milk for now
User :   okay thank you doctor
User :   2 zantac 75 pills right?
Doctor :   also, you can take any anti nausea, medication, thats available OTC
Doctor :   if the symptoms dont improve
Doctor :   yes 2 pills
Doctor :   right now
User :   okay that sounds good
User :   thank u very much again doctor
User :   goodbye :)
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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