Chronic Stomach Pain Help..
jaco808 posted:
Hey everyone, thanks for taking the time to look at my post. [br>[br>I'm a 26 year old male from Hawaii. [br>So for about a month now i've have had these bad stomach pains that really kicked up 2 weeks ago. [br>[br>2 weeks ago I went to my GP about my stomach aches and gas and he prescribed me Nexium because he figured that I had an ulcer, and lots of acid. [br>So the next morning i took the Nexium and carried out through my day. I felt OK until about lunch time which is when i started to get dizzy and nauseous. [br>Went home did my normal thing thinking it was the medicine's side effects. Woke up at 2AM with really bad stomach pain and vomiting, so I went to the ER and they then treated me for pain which is all they said they could do. [br>The stomach pain subsided slightly since then, but I now have been having REALLY bad gas (burping mostly), stomach cramps ALL OVER (pelvis, lower left and right abdomen, and upper abdomen), diarrhea throughout the day, acid reflux, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, heart palpitations, and it feels like I have a lump in my throat. [br>[br>I've just recently had a barium upper GI and everything came out normal besides reflux. [br>I also have had multiple EKG's, tons of different types of blood work,24 and 48 Holter Monitor for my anxiety which is taking over my life..[br>[br>I am getting scheduled for an endo and a colonoscopy but my GP has told me that it may be a long wait which is why I am asking this question. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated, thank you. [br>
biancalthompson responded:
Sorry your going through all this.

While you wait for your tests, eliminating some foods/drinks can help ease your symptoms. Fried/greasy, fatty and spicy foods, milk, acidic fruits and vegetables, colas, overly processed foods, red meat, artificial dyes and sweeteners all are hard for the body to digest. Some people are also sensitive to gluten found in breads and cereals.

Until my gallbladder surgery I had to avoid all the above food and spent a lot of time of just chicken broth and chamomile teas. When I was able to eat I could handle chicken, wheat bread, bananas, apples, broccoli, peas, carrots and grapes. No butter or spice added to any of my food.

Now I am fine with just about everything so far. I am 5 days post op.

Good luck and make sure the doctor considers your gallbladder if you still have yours, because it can mimic GERD. My GERD had been under control for years so I knew it wasn't that. Also you can take Zantac with your other GERD medicine that may help your symptoms. For the other end of the GI tract try Colace and Metamucil because its gentler than stimulants.