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What causes nausea, lightheadedness and heartburn after a sleepless night?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I am on 4 hours sleep and have heart burn, nausea and lightheadedness which has been going on for 4 hours
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Take Pantoprazole!

Detailed Answer:


I am so sorry to hear about this heartburn. Because Tums haven't helped, I recommend pantoprazole 40mg daily for 10 days.

In addition, avoid fatty meals, smoking, eating late at night and also try using a pillow to avoid sleeping flat at night.

Coffee and leaning forward too soon after meals are really detrimental as well.

Should this fail to address your complaints, you will need to have an upper endoscopy for further evaluation and management.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 21 minutes later
Should I be worried about a heart attack or brain aneurysm?
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:


Detailed Answer:


This is certainly not a heart attack nor a brain aneurysm. Be calm, relaxed and try the above measures. They should help as this seems a classic case for gastritis/acid reflux disease.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Ivo Ditah, Internal Medicine Specialist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

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