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Symptoms of acid peptic disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi, I am 32 and for the past few months suffering chest pain, right in the centre of my chest. It hurts especially when i get out of bed in the morning. it very painful
User :   I had an ecg before and all came back fine.
Doctor :   Ok, How is the pain related with food ?
User :   its fine, it seems to be more painful when getting out of bed, Last week i bent down to pick something up and the pain was very sore. When I press on the centre of the chest its like a bruised feeling
Doctor :   ok, do you have vomiting sensation or giddiness ?
User :   None of that
Doctor :   ok, are you on any medication ?
User :   No medication. I suffer low blood pressure also and have been taking iron supplements
Doctor :   Ok since when are you on iron supplements ?
User :   I took them about 4 weeks ago due to seeing black spots and dizzy spells. The chest pain in ongoing severl months. I was worried it might me inflamation of the sternum
Doctor :   no, i do not think a sternum problem , as it will be severe and althrough the day
Doctor :   i think i could be due to Acid peptic disease causing gastritis
Doctor :   i advice you to take tab PRILOSEC once every day early in the morning before breakfast
User :   I do get heartburn and suffer from irritable bowel
Doctor :   this adds up to acid peptic disease
User :   do i need a perscription for this
Doctor :   no, its an OTC you don need prescription
Doctor :   take it for 15 days too find relief
Doctor :   to*
User :   thats great, i will get that and hopefully the symptoms will ease.
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Many thanks for your help
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me ,
Doctor :   kindly provide your feedback
User :   I will do. Many thanks again
Doctor :   Bye for now
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