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Stomach pain, burning, nausea, excessive gas, frequent bowel movements, low back pain and acid reflux. Any advice ?

Stomach pain and burning, nausea, excessive gas, frequent bowel movements, lower back pain , and acid reflux . Symptoms are constant but at their worst after eating. Symptoms started three months ago around the time I stopped getting the Depo-preva shot. Symptoms started off mild with stomach pain only. In November I went to the ER. The dr. Only did blood test and abdominal x-ray . Said it was probably an ulcer and gave me Prilosec and Carafate. I cannot take the Carafate as directed(before meals) because it makes me very nauseated. Prilosec helped in the beginning but does not help anymore. I m still taking prilosec with Tums, I drink aloe vera juice at night, and only eat soup and bread because i cannot stomach anything else. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.
You are having symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease and probable irritable bowel syndrome.
For relief from GERD, in addition to Prilosec, you need some lifestyle changes also for good relief.
Weight reduction if obese, avoid coffee, citrus, tomatoes, fatty food, alcohol, smoking. Avoid eating full stomach and eat small frequent meals. Go to bed 2-3 hours after food.
For the loose stools you have, you need to get a stool analysis done and also check for celiac disease. Try to avoid milk and milk products. Take probiotics.
I hope that answers your question.
Dr.Ratnakar Kini
Answered: Sat, 31 Aug 2013
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