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Reason for constant nausea, heartburn, back pain, and cramps - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I've had a very strange stomachache for the last 4 days...I'm experiencing pretty constant nausea, heartburn, back pain, and cramps. I also got a migraine on the first day I felt like this. I just finished my period a few days ago, and I'm not pregnant...
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   28
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   no, never
Doctor :   Are you active sexually?
User :   I have IBS, but I've never had anything like this
User :   no not for a few months
Doctor :   Did you use plan B or emergency contraceptive pill?
Doctor :   Are you on regular birth control pills?
User :   about 5 months ago
User :   oh no regular birth control
User :   i can't take it 'cause it gives me migraines
User :   sorry to be clear, I took an emergency birth control packet about 5 months ago, but I'm not on regular birth control bc. it gives me migraines
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are your periods regular?
Doctor :   May I know your current weight and height?
User :   kind of...I usually get one every month but this last one came a week or so early
User :   height 5'7'' weight 132
Doctor :   Do you have any medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid problem, PCOS?
User :   pcos?
User :   and no to the other 2
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   If you are looking for a diagnosis - why you are getting these symptoms,
Doctor :   then without physical examination, I cannot predict them.
Doctor :   However the possible causes could be
Doctor :   1. Symptoms could be independent conditions such as migraine headaches with gastritis
Doctor :   2. hormone disturbances.
Doctor :   You will need to reconfirm pregnancy, if you have been active sexually.
Doctor :   Lifestyle and dietary modification in the form of good bed rest, regular diet, reduced spice intake are necessary.
Doctor :   You may use antacid syrups such as Syp Mucaine gel 2 tsp thrice a day for a week.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   yes. I did actually take some "tums" for a couple days, but I've felt progressively worse since saturday. I guess I'm wondering if it would be worth missing work tomorrow morning and going to the walk-in clinic. What do you think? Or should I just try syp mucaine gel and see if it gets better?
Doctor :   Yes, if pregnancy is ruled out completely,
Doctor :   then follow strict lifestyle and dietary modification.
Doctor :   You should be feeling better in a few days.
Doctor :   however if symptoms aggravate, then you need to visit a doctor.
User :   ok, thank you.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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