Stomach ulcer medicine over the counter

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I was recently diagnosed with a stomach ulcer via endoscopy. I’ve been having the symptoms on and off for over a year. I had been taking low dose aspirin everyday for a few years before this, and stopped taking it over 6 months ago. I get a burning/gnawing pain in the center of my upper abdomen that is usually better after I eat a large meal. I get bloating also. It feels worse if I am upset or stressed and also if I do excersize that causes me to tense my ab muscles.
I have tried Gas X-tums-rolaids-and most of the anti acids that you can buy over the counter. Nothing seems to work to relieve the pressure. It goes away in several hours and might not return back for another month. Well, I just chalked it up with gas build up or something I ate. Couldn't tell you what I ate to cause this back then but can tell you the pain. I burp all the time after I eat which you would think it would relieve the pressure but it doesn't.
Don't know any children who've had an ulcer, but I had one when I was 17. At least you caught it before it turned into a "bleeding" ulcer. If she takes the medicine, she should be fine...and the ulcer should go away. You may want to find out if anything is troubling her, though. At school, at home, etc...because is may be stress that is causing it.
Over the past few days I started to take some over the counter medicine for it - Tums, Maalox, Pepto Bismo, Acid Reducer (Ranitioine), and some Probiotics. I do not have health insurance unfortunately and am wondering and what point should I see medical attention? My stool is normal and I have not vomited, but I have loss weight for no real reason over the past week, about 7-8 pounds, which I am concerned about. I also seem to have a lack of an appetite and I get full rather quickly.
I have pain and when i'm under stress it feels like a burning sensation over my stomach. My stomach feels like a volcano and I feel feverish from the stomach. I too would like an answer as to what to do because the doctors are no help. they told me it was all in my head.
Keeky, I agree with you. Everyone is different. I used to be a nurse, and found that all too often, the causes of people's Irritable Bowel Syndrome(s) have not been THOROUGHLY investigated. One of the problems of "modern" (allopathic/orthodox) medicine, is that many doctors like to get em in, and get em out, in a 5 minute visit. I have experienced this from the vantage point of both a nurse, and a patient.
If they get symptoms like heartburn 2 or more days per week, I recommend over the counter (OTC) omeprazole (trade name Prilosec) instead for 14 days (every day, even when they don't have the symptoms). I tell them to take it 1 hour before their AM or lunch meal. If that fails to relieve their symptoms I either intensify their therapy with twice daily treatment or refer them for an upper endoscopy to look for complications of GERD or for an alternative diagnosis like an ulcer.
Paxiled, what are your feelings about the acid relieving over the counter meds like Tagamet? That has been very helpful for me. I find tomato or acid based foods do add to my difficulty and as I 'love' this type of food . . . I take my antacid prior to the meal. As I don't take the medication every day --- but when I feel a symptom starting or if I'm giving into my craving for red sauce. I've never had any issues with it not working?? Anyway, interesting things we can do with our diet.
My son took Tagamet (over the counter) for his ulcer with excellent results.
Get some ZANTAC or PEPCID, noiw sold over the counter. If an ulcer, symptoms should clear in a couple days. If they do not see a Dr to consider whether you have gallstones. In a male of your age this is not that common however. Goold luck form a nurse anesthetist.
but people with gerd(acid reflux) this door sometimes remains open and acid is overproduced, when this happens the digestive system is overworked and hence the strong heartbeats and palpitations, if simple over the counter ant-acid medication dosent relieve it, here is one alternative which works for some people- grab a little piece of bread and swallow it, this sometimes closes the sphincter, but dont eat anything after until your next meal, this is only temporary ofcourse, have you had tests
No pain medicines, over-the-counter gas/acid reducers or laxatives relieve the pressure at all. I have tried nearly EVERYTHING and usually throw it all up anyway. Even an enema does nothing. I would LOVE to go to the hospital when I get like this just to be given morphine intravenously, or something to knock me out until it all passes. I just want the poison to come out...... out of my *** or my mouth, or both...I don't care which, I just want it OUT!
There is a probability that since the pathways of nerve impulses to the brain via the stomach and coronary system are the same that if there is pressure placed on either there could be disruption in the pathway signals to the brain and or organs that ultimately disrupt things enough which just may send a person afibin. Certain doctors (particularly heart) have considered a certain correlation and state it possibly to be vagus nerve induced atrial fibrillation.
I have suffered with the same sickness over the past 10 years - sulfur burps, stomach cramping, diarrhea and vomitting. It started in my mid-twenties and I've had many tests from my family doc and then referred to a gastro doctor. I had a hidascan of my gall bladder and it was fine. They also checked for abdominal tumors. All of my blood levels were normal. I even had blood levels drawn mid-attack so they could check my enzyme levels.
Referring to your post regarding A/Fib and bloated stomach/gas, I too have had the same experience. I believe it is a mechanical effect in that the gas inflates the intestine which in turn pushes on the vagus nerve or the bottom of the heart and triggers the A/F episode. The sensation is located under the left rib cage not in the chest. I can also induce A/F by swallowing something very cold on an empty stomach. This freaks out the nerve and the A/F proceeds.
I don't know whether this helps any but I had tried for a while (after consulting the doctor) taking over-the-counter allergy sinus pills because I felt congested in my chest area. I got the feeling that it was helping but really don't know if it was. I'm wondering if I could have allergies and not be aware of it as I have a family history of allergies. I don't think that the Zantac is doing anything at all as I do not feel I have acid reflux.
All different specialists seem to have a different prognosis and the recommended pills over the years have not really done any good. None of them seem to relate to the closure of the windpipe and cant give me a straight answer when I ask them. Has anyone an answer or better still has anyone else had this problem.
gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001311/ Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach). This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms. Causes, incidence, and risk factors When you eat, food passes from the throat to the stomach through the esophagus (also called the food pipe or swallowing tube).
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
Thank for advice. Was it because you had Hep C that the stomach trouble began or was it just Voltaren?
My condition started with gas and bloating all the time like you described. Over the years it has graduated to pain in the stomache, mild continuous nausea, and major heartburn; often all at the same time. I've tried, gastro-docs with prilosec, prevacid, nexium; most of which just gave me headaches. I've tried anti-anxiety drugs(Klonopin); I've been scoped (endoscopy) and biopsied for spru.
One thing that I try that seems to help sometimes (but takes time to work) is taking over the counter famotidine (Ex. Pepcid AC) regularly for a few days. I also flush the sores with hydrogen peroxide (which burns like @#$% but disinfects). Also trying not to drink acid-rich things like orange juice or cola which really aggravates it. I have never gotten conclusive medical advice on them or whether the ulcers could be related to thrush but after reading this, I will ask my doctor, too.
Manage GERD symptoms Heal the lining of the esophagus in patients who have been diagnosed with erosive esophagitis Prevent more damage to the esophagus To achieve these goals, your doctor may recommend an over-the- counter or prescription medicine. Only your doctor can decide which treatments are right for you. There are four common treatment options for GERD.
I spend a lot of time reading through the new england journal of medicine as well as many others. This way I can go to the doctors office with not only proof that my pain exists, but proof that DOCTORS themselves don't understand why!!!! This way NOONE can call you crazy, because if they do, than basically they're calling their own kind the same! CRAZY... This is a VERY good report. I think everyone here will benefit somehow by reading it.
I believe mental health treatment should be routinely used along with the medicines for diseases such as MS or heart ..... isn't the role of medicine to treat the whole person and not just the pieces and parts? I hope this all came out right - this is awfully early for me to already try to construct thoughts ...
Gary, I'm no Doctor, but I've had what you described, and was told it was Irretable Bowel Syndrome. Have you tried any over the counter medicine like Kaopectate? It seems to quiet my stomach down some. I take rolaids for the gas feeling.
I take it twice a day (hence it totals twice the max strength) and my stomach feels great as long as I stick to it. Over the counter comes in various strengths and the maximum strength even has an option that includes mint to give a cooling sensation. If you're not much for medicine, I recommend trying ice cream. Not a whole truck load of it or anything, like half a pint at a time. I personally prefer chocolate chip when my stomach is upset, it's not too much flavor but it's still yummy.
Although obviously at work it is difficult, i find that inhaling with herbal oils (put a few drops in hot water, place a towel over your head over the bowl,) baths, massage and cutting wheat out of my diet helps immensely to sooth these symptoms. Hope this was some help to you.
Are you on other medications that might cause the pain? Either prescribed, over the counter, herbs, vitamins....any? Sometimes scar tissue can cause epigastric pain. How severe is the pain? how long does the pain last? Sometimes there are extra accessory ducts where the gallbladder was removed, or just the two ducts that were not fully clamped off and may be causing minimal bile leakage, causing epigastric pain.
The doctor has prescribed me medicine and it doesn't work. Now the over the counter medicince doesn't work. My stomach bloats like I am 6 months pregnant. I've had a colonnozipy and everything turned out find. The doctors dont know what is wrong. I eat plenty of fiber and veggies, stool softner and drink plenty of water. And nothing happens. I can go 2 weeks without going to the bathroom. I know this is not good.
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