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Tightening pain between chest and stomach. Cured after taking prilocex. Underlying cause?

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Hi im a black male 27 years old 155 lbs. Ive had a tightning pain between my chest and stomache for two days now. It went away yesterday after taking prilocex. It came back even worse today and the prilocex isnt working. The pain and tightening is so bad i can stand or lay sown straight.
Posted Fri, 22 Mar 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela 14 minutes later
The pain between your chest and stomach is due to Peptic ulcer/Gastritis.
You should take a PPI like Rabeprazole and a smooth muscle relaxant like Dicyclomine.
You should avoid spicy foods,coffee,cool drinks.
Stop Alchohol and smoking.
Eat regularly in time.
Avoid strong pain killers.
If the complaints are not relieved by the above drugs,please take an Upper GI endoscopy and Ultrasound abdomen.
If you have any queries,i will clarify further.
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Wish you good health
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