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Major stomach pains and uncontrollable heartburn

(23 Posts)
Normalisavariantofcrazy Sat 16-Nov-13 17:10:47

Thanks, I'm not going to give it 6 weeks. I'm going to give it a week to let the medication kick in then see how I go.

I doubt it's lifestyle, I barely eat, I don't drink alcohol or fizzy drinks and I don't smoke.

Shruti04 Sat 16-Nov-13 12:41:13

Hi you should concern to a good doctor about your health problem. It might be caused by lifestyle issues.

BuzzardBird Sat 16-Nov-13 11:51:20

I wouldn't give it 6 weeks, that is too long to go with so much discomfort. If you are not better in a couple of weeks I would go again. It took me about 20 years to get seen properly, I wish I had made more of a fuss rather than have to be on meds for the rest of my natural.

I am sorry to hear about your loss thanks

Normalisavariantofcrazy Fri 15-Nov-13 21:33:49

I've been put on 20mg of omeprazole for 4 weeks and told to come back in 6 if it's still the same.

She thinks it's hormonal upset from the miscarried pregnancy, my body still catching up with itself as it were!

Normalisavariantofcrazy Thu 14-Nov-13 12:54:59

I've made the appointment for tomorrow btw. Thanks for your support everyone, I will report back. It's really bad today and all I've been able to stomach is milk

Normalisavariantofcrazy Thu 14-Nov-13 12:54:13

6 weeks or so

BuzzardBird Thu 14-Nov-13 10:33:01

How long have you been taking the lansoprazole? I say this as they take a few days to kick in. You need to ask your GP to refer you for an endoscope to check the condition of your oesophagus. GERD is extremely uncomfortable and is caused by years of untreated acid reflux which is why is feels different to previous pain. 15mg is a low dose also, I started on double that and only decreased to 15mg after a few years.

Don't suffer, make the appointment

Thecircle Thu 14-Nov-13 10:12:32

Sorry to hear about the miscarriage, if I were you if up the dose of lanzoperole to at least 30mg a day. If its gastritis caused by reflux it will help and start to settle eventually.

I had the camera down(can't remember its official name) to diagnose hernia.

Hope you get some relief soon

MatildaMai Thu 14-Nov-13 07:13:39

This sounds exactly like GERD. I had this: terrible, terrible pain, acid coming up from my stomach when I was asleep and going down into my lungs and making me cough... it was awful.

Dr diagnosed GERD and gave me two types of pills. He said it would "kill it". It did.

Normalisavariantofcrazy Thu 14-Nov-13 07:05:48

I'm on one tablet a day (15mg??)

I'm also 30

I've always had reflux issues from when I was a baby but never this bad. It's only since I was pregnant last (which ended at 9 weeks with a mc in august) that it's worsened. My symptoms with the pregnancy were basically horrendous heartburn and post nasal drip.

Thecircle Wed 13-Nov-13 22:23:38

What strength lanzoperole are you taking??

I have a hiatus hernia which does cause terrible pain and reflux when it flares.

I take 30mg per day when I start to feel pain or reflux and it usually manages it. I did have a pretty bad bout a couple of weeks ago where gp advised me to take 2 lanzoperole a day for up to 3 days.

It will take a while to settle. H pylori is a possibility as is an ulcer. I'd be insisting on a referral if I were you.

You can also take gaviacon/pepto bismal on top of the lanzoperole. And drinking milk helps me also.

You have my sympathy, its not pleasant at all

LEMisafucker Wed 13-Nov-13 22:16:45

Yes, don't let that carry on - you are basically on a no food at all diet!! that is miserable sad and not good for you. Could you maybe see a different doctor. Ask if it could be gallstones - may i ask how old you are?

TippiShagpile Wed 13-Nov-13 22:06:35

Spending your days doubled up in pain isn't normal. Honest.

Please get it seen to OP. It doesn't have to be like this.

Normalisavariantofcrazy Wed 13-Nov-13 21:59:41

I know, but I feel stupid creating over a bit of heartburn, albeit painful heartburn!

I'm going to try and get in with the GP this week and try again

TippiShagpile Wed 13-Nov-13 21:56:36

You really shouldn't have to live your life like this, esp without a proper diagnosis. If you have to go to A and E to get it sorted then do it.

Normalisavariantofcrazy Wed 13-Nov-13 21:54:04

I'm on a fat free, no white pasta/bread, no citrus or tomatoes or onions or garlic, no fizzy, no alcohol diet

I had a peptic ulcer once and it was close to the earlier but pain relief-requesting part of childbirth.

I went to GP twice, ooh and eventually A&E in 36 hours, as I couldn't cope with the pain. Each visit got me something stronger for the pain and the final drugs knocked me out completely for a day after which the acid drugs had started to work.

LEMisafucker Wed 13-Nov-13 21:42:12

it all fits my symptoms apart from the coughing however the acid reflux will cause that. Gallstones will give all manner of sypmtoms ranging from mild discomfort to excruciating pain. One time i was in so much pain i couldn't breathe, had to be blue lighted to hospital. blush I have never been in so much pain! childbirth was a breeze!

A blood test and ultrasound would confirm gallstones.

With regards to your diet, what has changed? Fat is what will cause a flare up of gallbladder pain - i had to cut it out completely. I felt sick most of the time as well. The pain would often go round to my back but would radiate from under my right rib. Worse when laying down. horrible, just horrible.

Normalisavariantofcrazy Wed 13-Nov-13 21:25:37

I have no idea if it's gallstones as I say, I've had no tests done. Would they do anything if it is? How do they tell?

It doesn't warrant an A&E trip I don't think, as I can just about cope but if it gets much worse then it may well end up that way sad sounds ridiculous as it's 'just' stomach issues

VegasIsBest Wed 13-Nov-13 19:10:22

I was just wondering if it might be gallstones as well. Know from experience what agony they can be.

LEMisafucker Wed 13-Nov-13 19:08:35

Are you sure you don't have gallstones?

Leverette Wed 13-Nov-13 19:06:33

If you're in that much pain you need either a&e or emergency GP appointment tomorrow. Sounds really grim and it's sad your GP isn't taking you seriously enough.

Sounds like you need an urgent referral to a gastro for endoscopy and H Pylori testing.

Normalisavariantofcrazy Wed 13-Nov-13 14:35:41

My GP has 'helpfully' diagnosed me with GERD although sent me for no tests. I've been put on lansoprazole but it's really not doing anything.

I feel sick, in pain, have a horrible hacking cough from post nasal drip caused by the stomach acid (when it's under control the cough stops) but still the GP won't listen.

I spend most days absolutely doubled up with stomach pain and heartburn and my stomach has bloated right out.

I have changed my diet.

How do I convince my GP how bad this is? I feel unheard and left to wallow in an acidy mess!!

Any advice?

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