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Suggest treatment for indigestion, bloating and discomfort in the throat

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Posted on Fri, 17 Jun 2016
Question: Hi, my name is XXXXXXX I had been having ingestion for couple days already with no stomach pain. Just having that uncomfortable bloating and pressure up to my throat. Any intake of foods or water will make it worst, but it does get better after a while. I don't have any constipation. I had tried several medications such as MOM, Mylanta, and Prolisac to relieve these symptoms. But the only thing that work for me is induce vomiting, and it helps to reduce some pressure off my stomach. Oh and drinking coke seem to work a little too every time I burp up those gas. I don't know what is going on with me. Please get me with me ASAP
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (23 minutes later)
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Some suggestions:

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX

It sounds like you are having some upper gastrointestinal irritation and gas (even if you are not having flatulence).

I see that you have tried acid neutralizers such as Mylanta, and a proton pump acid reducer - Prilosec.

I'm going to suggest a couple of things:
1. Rantidine (Zantac) 150 mg taken two times a day. This is also an acid reducer but works differently from Prilosec. In some people, Prilosec can increase acid reflux. So try the Zantac for a few days and see if it helps the feeling in the throat. It will likely take a few days of regular use to see improvement. If it does help, continue it for 4 - 6 weeks.

2. Simethicone. This reduces gas build up in the gastrointestinal tract. A brand name for this is Gas X. It is a surfactant that breaks larger gas build ups into smaller amounts.

3. Even though Coca Cola seems to help by getting you to burp, it may aggravate the underlying problem as it can produce more acid in the stomach.

4. Eat small amounts, more frequently, rather than whole meals, at least while this is continuing.

5. Avoid spicy, acidy, citrus foods, and coffee/cola/chocolate which contain caffein - until you are healed up.

If these things don't start to help you, then do go in to be seen.

I hope this information helps. Please let me know if I can provide further information or clarification.
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Brief Answer: Some suggestions: Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX It sounds like you are having some upper gastrointestinal irritation and gas (even if you are not having flatulence). I see that you have tried acid neutralizers such as Mylanta, and a proton pump acid reducer - Prilosec. I'm going to suggest a couple of things: 1. Rantidine (Zantac) 150 mg taken two times a day. This is also an acid reducer but works differently from Prilosec. In some people, Prilosec can increase acid reflux. So try the Zantac for a few days and see if it helps the feeling in the throat. It will likely take a few days of regular use to see improvement. If it does help, continue it for 4 - 6 weeks. 2. Simethicone. This reduces gas build up in the gastrointestinal tract. A brand name for this is Gas X. It is a surfactant that breaks larger gas build ups into smaller amounts. 3. Even though Coca Cola seems to help by getting you to burp, it may aggravate the underlying problem as it can produce more acid in the stomach. 4. Eat small amounts, more frequently, rather than whole meals, at least while this is continuing. 5. Avoid spicy, acidy, citrus foods, and coffee/cola/chocolate which contain caffein - until you are healed up. If these things don't start to help you, then do go in to be seen. I hope this information helps. Please let me know if I can provide further information or clarification.