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Stomach pain, vommiting. Took OMEPRAZOLE CA. Not cured. Suggest the right treatment?

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Hello -I have been unwell since last monday, it started with wicked stomach pains, i vomoited a little and got a fever the pain was so bad couldnt walk went to doctor and they sent me home with pain killers and said its a virus, two days later i went back same thing but now also have pain at the top of my stomach when i drink water it really hurts and i still have to stomach pain, they gave me some acidex 20mil 4 times a day to take and 30 tabelts to take once a day called OMEPRAZOLE CA 40MG AND more Tramadol take 4 times a day but it is not going away, They also said to try yoghurt which i am but it does nothing , when i drink its like a buring feeling right under my ribs into my stomach it really hurts dont know what to do , a hot water bottle helps with the pain but i have to go to work and it still hurts to walk and drink and eat. please help , i also have not been poo for at least 8 days, i am still getting my periods, but they did stoop for about 3 months and then started again, and its been about 3 days after my period finished that this happend., i feel like i am fading awy no energy im only little weight about 47kg height 4ft 8inch, smoke about 15 cigs a day drink bottle of wine a day or have rum and coke in a can, i am a small eater, but eat healthy, no i cant even sleep, please help

Posted Fri, 9 Aug 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 2 hours later

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

From the treatment that is advised to you I feel that your doctors are suspecting acid peptic disease. It could be simple gastritis or peptic ulcer (erosion of the gastric wall because of increased production of acid in the stomach).

First thing you should do is stop smoking and consumption of alcohol. These further damage the gastric mucosa (wall) and prevent healing of the lesion.

I also suggest you certain life style changes that will help you.

1. Reduce the intake of coffee, tea etc.
2. Do not miss breakfast. Have you meal in time.
3. Do not over eat.
4. Avoid spicy foods etc. Try and have a balanced diet.
5. Reduce stress.
6. Go for a regular walk.
7. Play with kids. Do some yoga, meditation etc.
8. Avoid analgesics like diclofenac, ibuprofen, asprin etc. They damage the gastric mucosa (wall) and further cause problems.

Continue to use Omeprazole and other medications as prescribed by your doctor. (Omeprazole reduces the acid secretion in stomach and helps in healing of the lesion)

If the problem does not subside with all those measures and the treatment given by your doctors further investigations like endoscopy etc may be required.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
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Follow-up: Stomach pain, vommiting. Took OMEPRAZOLE CA. Not cured. Suggest the right treatment? 55 minutes later
Thank you, but when will this pain go away, its been 6 days and the back of throat feels roar and i still have pain in my tummy, to drink water even which i have been living on since hurts once i swalllow and it goes down, is there any thing else I can take to help, im am becoming very week, and is this also why i can not go toilet (poo) or it is just i have nothing in me to come out lol. I have never had this before and it came on so quickly, one min fine next rolling around on bed with so much pain.

what will happen if i eat like a piece of meat which i do not feel like, will this increase the pain ,liquids hurt so what will food do . Thankyou for this also what is endoscopy etc. and what will this do to help fix me
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 2 hours later

Endoscopy helps to look into your stomach to see what exactly is going wrong there. It is definitely indicated if there is no improvement in your problem.

The pain at the back of throat could be because of two reasons. One is infections bacterial or fungal etc. Here a local examination will help to identify the cause. Some times culture of the throat swab is required to identify the exact cause. If the cause is identified antibiotics or antifungals etc. may be required.

That throat pain could also be because of increased acidity and acid reflux. If that is the cause then the medication you are on should help. If you are on those medications for a week now and there is no improvement at all then you should be re-examined to arrive at the exact cause.

Try to take a bland diet without much spices etc. Constipation you are having could be because of poor intake. Dietary intake once improved will solve this problem. I think you should re-consult your doctor once since there is no improvement in your condition.

Take care.
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