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What causes stomach pain after 8 hours of sleep?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: curious about a stomach pain, that happens after 8 or more hours in bed. It eventually goes away after 6 or so hours. I never eat until the pain goes away and even then a bowl of soup or half a sandwich leaves me feeling full. I do feel hungry, occasionally and think about food at night. I spend hours checking recipes and cooking, but do not seem to be able to eat more than a few bites.
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Gastritis Needs supportive care

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern , with history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and use of corticosteroids and bronchodilators, i am afraid this stomach pain you get sporadically is likely a gastric discomfort ( gastritis , gastric ulcer) and needs more than ranitidine. With diet restriction and inability to take more than a few bites, eye should be kept for functional bowel decline symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome too.

Right now you need a strong antacid like proton pump inhibitors like nexium, a mucosal protective agent like sucralfate, a gastric motility enhancing medication and a complete diet and lifestyle modifications. Eat small frequent meals, avoid spices, stimulants, processed canned foods, confectionaries, chocolates, soda, beverages, alcohol etc. Prefer fiber and take more fluids. Exercise regularly and see if it helps.

Talk to a gastroenterologist and let them help you further in this regard. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
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What causes stomach pain after 8 hours of sleep?

Brief Answer: Gastritis Needs supportive care Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern , with history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and use of corticosteroids and bronchodilators, i am afraid this stomach pain you get sporadically is likely a gastric discomfort ( gastritis , gastric ulcer) and needs more than ranitidine. With diet restriction and inability to take more than a few bites, eye should be kept for functional bowel decline symptoms like irritable bowel syndrome too. Right now you need a strong antacid like proton pump inhibitors like nexium, a mucosal protective agent like sucralfate, a gastric motility enhancing medication and a complete diet and lifestyle modifications. Eat small frequent meals, avoid spices, stimulants, processed canned foods, confectionaries, chocolates, soda, beverages, alcohol etc. Prefer fiber and take more fluids. Exercise regularly and see if it helps. Talk to a gastroenterologist and let them help you further in this regard. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan