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Taking Pepsid for gastritis. Have abdominal pain, difficulty standing for long. Should I stop Pepsid?

Hi, so a while back I ve been diagnosed with gastritis and I ve been taking pepsid to reduce the stomach pain and naseua but lately the pain has become extreme and my back and abdomine hurt really bad. Right now it s hard for me to stand for long without the pain getting worse. It hurts to do anything. I thought eating might help but it just added to the pain and I thought maybe throwing up would help but it just made it worse. Should I stop taking the pepsid? Is this an ulcer?
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Thanks for posting your query.
If you are diagnosed with gastritis which is inflammation in the protective lining of the stomach, then you need to continue Pepsid. However, pain that may get worse by taking food suggest peptic ulcer. both ulcer and inflammation can appear simultaneously.
Take Dicycloverine for relieving spasmodic pain of stomach.You may also use Antacid and Nexium.
Avoid spicy food and carbonated drinks, avoid smoking and alcohol.
You should also get yourself test for H.pylori, which is most common cause of gastritis and need different prescription to eradicate it.
Hope it helps.
Take Care!
Answered: Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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