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Stomach discomfort on lying down, bubbling sound. Taking protonix, diovan. Treatment?

I am a female 45 yrs old and for the past month or so, I have stomach discomfort when I lay down. It does not bother me during the day. If I lay on my left side, it does not hurt as bad. I do have a lot of bubbly sounds and gas. I take Protonix and Diovan. Been on Protonix about 3 yrs. Can you please help me understand whats going on?
Asked On : Tue, 10 Jul 2012
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Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that your symptoms can be due to increased gas production as a result of gastritis.
Valsartan present in Diovan can cause increase flatulence as a side effect.

You should discuss with your treating doctor for the same.
I would advise that you can take Domperidone 30 mg along with protonix(pantoprazole). This will give you relief from your symptoms.
A probiotic daily will have added benefits.

Following investigations may be helpful :-
1. Endoscopy.
2. Ultrasound abdomen.
3. Liver Function Test(LFT).

A clinical examination and investigations may be be helpful in planning further medical management.

I hope this s helpful to you.

Answered: Wed, 4 Jun 2014
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