Stomach ache over the counter medicine

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Avatar f tn First, my doctor had in the pass given me some a medicine to help with my stomach which did not work. Also he had recommended an over the counter med for gas that helped but was not the best. He told me after I explained my symptoms (gas, bloating and a stomach ache) that he believes it is IBS. I have not lost weight which is a good thing. I told him that I have been eating (while on vacation 4ozs of Activia) and now that I am home I have increased it to 8ozs.
Avatar n tn My 3 year old daughter has had a off & on stomach ache for just a little over 2 weeks now. I took her to the pediatrician on Friday 7-14-06 & she said she thought it was acid reflux & gave samples of prevacid. She said we should see improvement in 3-4 days & I could also give her pepto if she still hurts later in day after prevacid. We have seen no improvement & last night I had to give her the pepto. I don't feel I should be giving her both of these meds everyday.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn You're suppose to take three 200mg tablets throughout the day and then two at night, so total 1000mg. I got a stomach ache the first day so I took some Betaine HCL acid to help digest my food since Cimetidine is suppose to lower your stomach acid. But my stomach ache could have been caused by the high dose of Vitamin C I also took. I may experiment dosing it anally to see if it's easier on my stomach, but I didn't get a stomach ache today.
Avatar n tn I really dont like taking Aleive, or any over the counter meds. So since I have been taking my Brand Synthroid now for eight months every day my level is now normal, but I have felt bad every since I have been back on it.
Avatar f tn So it is probably not being taken for the antibiotic properites but for the stomach motility, it gets the stomach moving. Sometimes after someone is sick their autonomic nervous system stops working correctly. Maybe read up on the dysautonomia or autonomic dysfunction to see if any of it sounds like it could fit. This is my sons diagnosis. I feel for your son. My son doesn't eat with us either, although, it is usually because he just doesn't feel well enough to leave his room.
Avatar n tn -do not take magnesium supplements with calcium-- it interferes!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn If they say not to take the probiotics, maybe check with them about possibly taking another over the counter stomach medication such as prevacid, prilosec, or even tums. If it's ok to take one of those with the medication, you may find that they coat your stomach enough to be able to avoid the stomach upset and pain. I hope you get to feeling better soon! I've had cellulitis a couple of times before also and it's definitely no fun!
Avatar n tn That's probably why some people can tolerate canned or cooked over frozen. The canning and cooking kills the enzymes present in the fresh pineapple. I've done a number of fresh pineapple juice fasts and I'm fine with ONLY pineapple. If there is anything else in my digestive system it's painful for me. So, just my observations in case it helps anyone.
Avatar n tn The doctor told him it was just gas and maybe a little acid and urged him to just take some over the counter medicine if it became bad. This calmed him for about 2 days. Then he had more skinny stools and called the doctor up to ask him was he sure the test scanned his entire stomach and told him of this new problem. He then explained to me that he thought he had some sort of intestional blockage and if it became bad he would need to go the emergency room for surgery.
Avatar f tn Since I have to treat 48 weeks I have been counting down the days until the Incivek is over and hoping that things will get a little easier once this part is over. Thanks!
358304 tn?1409713092 Anytime my stomach gets nauseous lately I get all worried thinking I'm getting the stomach bug... And anticipate the terrible symptoms. Lastnight I had a great day, but for some reason I could not sleep at all lastnight. And I probably only slept 2 hours maybe, and for those two hours I had vivid disturbing dreams which I think made me wake up with a nervous stomach today. I was really gassy this morning too. Lol. I went to work and had a soda first thing instead of morning coffee.
Avatar n tn Lately, I have noticed that when I go to sleep, I can feel my pulse in strange places, such as fingers, legs, stomach...and lately, all over at the same time. Any idea of what this is?
Avatar n tn I still feel the pressure in the head. It doesnt fix the excessive bone cracking all over my bone and the pain that comes with it. And as squirtatious EDS may be a part of the problem also MS/autoimmune disease. My neurologist told me the popping to normal and cut me short. I'm thinking I kinow better than that. I am a nurse but he don't even let him know that after two years I've been seeing him.
Avatar n tn Yes, when I had the epididymitis, I had a sharp pain about once ever 5 or 10 minutes, and then a dull ache the rest of the time. The doctor told me to take 4x200mg Motrin twice daily, and that didn't even begin to touch the pain at all. I went on an antibiotic, and it kept feeling worse and worse until about the third or fourth day, when the pain suddenly started to get better. The pain was gone after about a week (except when I run or do a lot of hard physical activity).
Avatar f tn When I get the head ache the aura leaves. Well, after a few hours of just the head ache the aura would come back and the cycle would start again before it had ever finished! With what it does to my mind, and all the pain, you can imagine how desperate I was. Someone suggested trying alchohol and I did, which didn't work. Well, finally someone suggested taking Aleve, one in the morning and one at night.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
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Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn had to come back, then had the VERY liquid diarreah, along with the horrible stomach ache, the weakness feeling, and some strange ear paralysis ringing or something...) i'm heading back to sleep now... hope that it is all over... i'll make sure to drink plenty of fluids tomorrow...
Avatar n tn Around 3 months ago I started noticing I was very constipated and could not find any over the counter medicine/lax that would give me releif. Even the meds my doc gave didnt help. I was reffered to a GI doc and in the meantime my constipation cleared up. I now have bad stomach pains. Kinda like a scraping or salt in wound feeling. I have cramps, naseau,rectal pain, bloating TERRIBLE burning and a rumbling tummy. The GI doc gave me zelnorm and nexium-neither worked.
170935 tn?1225374676 can get trapped in the fundus of the stomach (look up a picture on google to find the fundus). Since the fundus is on the left side of the body, and gas rises, it pushes up from the stomach through the diaphragm (it doesn't penetrate these structures, it only pushes on them like if you take your fist and push it into an inflated balloon). This can irrate the vagus nerve, or even the phrenic nerve that controls the diaphragm, if it puts pressure on these major nerves.
Avatar m tn You are also going to be bending over forward in the shower. The shower is not a good place to find out that bending over makes you dizzy. Practice it first before you get in a shower, no matter how young and fit and healthy you assume that you are. Stand in front of a bed or couch or a carpeted floor. Slowly bend forward as far as you can comfortably bend, and look between your legs at the crotch. Slowly stand up erect.
282804 tn?1236837191 Getting ready to head out for chemo. As I said before, I never remember jokes, but I happened to run across several last night in a note book I keep entitled "Just for Fun". Hope they don't offend anyone. A husband and wife were out playing golf. They tee off and one drive goes to the left and the other goes to the right. The wife finds her ball in a patch of Buttercups. She grabs a club and takes a mighty swing at the ball.
Avatar n tn It is available over the counter at drug stores. It is Guaifenesen, which is the basic component of some expectorant-type cough medicines, but without all the other ingredients. I have had medical doctors and pharmacists tell me this is a very begnign product with no side effects that can be used every day if needed. Take with a large quantitiy of water, as the instructions say. This has worked wonders for me. Good luck.
410475 tn?1262945967 You know, the over the counter head ache medicine. It lists the possibility of some pretty nasty side effects too. It doesn't mean you will experience them. Did you know that 1 out of every 100 people that use Motrin develop ulcers? It's true! In some people Motrin can cause Ulcers in the lining of the stomach. You know why it is that you read posts about peoples poor experience with antidepressant medication?
Avatar n tn Really? MS? Come on now. Now, while I don't want to downplay your own afflictions (and I'm sorry you were diagnosed with MS, it's a horrible disease) - but considering there are QUITE A FEW posts of similiar nature, perhaps it's best to help provide more common/less severe possibilities as well as the "worst case scenarios?