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Gastric ulcers, pulsating pain in abdomen. Taking ranitidine, dexilant. Treatment?

5 5, 178lbs, 28F, just diagnosed with ulcers (duodenal? and gastric) so I have been taking Ranitidine and Dexilant? I have been trying to quit smoking . I got stressed today and smoked a cigarette. After about 20 minutes I experiences a very severe throbbing/pulsating pain in my abdomen area. Very painful. It last for a few minutes and went away. I m worried that something is wrong. But I am not experiencing symptoms now so I m hesitant to go to urgent care. What does this sound like?
Mon, 22 Apr 2019
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Hello,

Your symptoms seem to be related to stress and smoking which might trigger the ulcer.

If you have hemorrhage you may go to the emergency room.

If not, I would recommend taking the medication as prescribed by your doctor.

I also suggest avoiding the factors that trigger the symptoms.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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