Have been given 4 weeks course of omeprazole as having bad acid indigestion, burping (sorry tmi) and a feeling that my stomach area is in a spasm. Am feeling very stressed so doc felt this was prob reason.
She told me that the medicine would take about 2 weeks to work - in fact the relief was almost instant but then after 8 blissful days when I thought I was cured the symptoms came back. I have for a while thought that I may not tolerate garlic (after a hideous experience here my stomach swelled up when eating pickled garlic)and the symptoms came back after I ate a meal with lots of cloves of cooked garlic - any connection, I don't know.
Will get myself down to docs afer weekend and ask for an endoscopy as I am convinced I have stomach cancer, mainly due to my advanced age (42) . But in the meantime has anyone got a non scary stories for what might be happening?
if it is a suspected ulcer- have you had the blood test to check for H Pylori? this is a bacteria which lives in stomach and causes ulcers. This is treat by omeprazole or equivalant and a very stong dose of antibiotics. The other thing to rule out is a hiatus hernia (which is what I have) but this tends to be genetic and picked up early, but can alos be caused by being overweight.
What dose are you taking?
I had endoscopy 10 years ago, and refused sedation- please take it!
Doc didn't seem to think it was an ulcer just an irritation of the stomach lining. Am taking 20mg omeprazole - not overweight , do have a brother with a hiatus hernia . Had an endoscopy 10 years ago for vomiting and stomach pain - they found nothing. I took sedation as I am a wuss and hated the idea of being put under completely.