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Have gas, prescribed Prilosec for stomach distention. Have burning pain in abdomen. Explain

My doctor recently told me to start using prilosec because I had undergone stomach distention and what he thinks to be acid reflux or even gerd . It happened about a week ago. Everyrhing I ate, my stomach would expand. That s because I had a reaction to a previous drug hat was for sinus infection an antibiotic which he said caused my heartburn . Now my problem is I have been gassy since I ate a wide amount of fiber today. The gas is like a sharp pain around the heart and it s frightening me. What should I do? I m really tired and want to lay down to sleep but laying down causes it to hurt even more. Please help.... Also I have an on and off burning pain in my right breastbone/ upperabdomen. Please explain. I also haven t worked out in a week. I noticed a bout a two waist size up difference. Is that normal?
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, I would like to advise that you should add Domperidone 30mg along with prilosec.
A probiotic along with digestive enzyme preparation containing pepsin and fungal diastase after meals will be helpful.

Following precautions will be helpful :-
1.Avoid spicy and oily foods.
2.Avoid being empty stomach for long periods.
3.Avoid smoking and alcohol, if any.
4.Avoid gas producing foods like peas, cabbage, legumes, etc.
5.Drink lots of water daily.

I would advise that you should get following investigations done :-
1. Endoscopy.
2. Ultrasound of abdomen.
3. Liver Function Test ( LFT ).

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Sat, 28 Jun 2014
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