Teapot

264d

any suggestions on what too take for stomach pain and relieing pain and what tests should I ask about I'm can't do this anymore

Chronic Abdominal Distention

Dicycloverine

Lactic Acid Producing Organisms, Combinations

Esophagitis-Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Ondansetron

Rifaximin

Famotidine

Neomycin

Generalized pain

Abdominal Distention

Nausea and Vomiting

Chronic Generalized pain

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  • Anabeth

    264d

    I take famotidine (otc, fairly cheap on amazon) and Zofran (ondansetron, orally disintegrating) for acid reflux and nausea. My mother swears by Mylanta, but I am so bad with liquid meds lol! I've heard Reglan can really help, but I've only had IV Reglan and had a bad reaction to it and am too scared to try it orally. Another med that can help is dicyclomine (Bentyl), which is mostly used as an antispasmodic for IBS, but can help with GERD too. Some tests that should be considered or talked about are: - Endoscopies. They can see if you have erosions, sores, tears, and can do biopsies to see what might be the issue. - HIDA Scans. These are for measuring how the gallbladder acts, and can tell the doctors if it may be a gallbladder issue - Gastric Emptying Tests. Used commonly with gastroparesis patients, they measure how quickly (or slowly) food moves through your stomach. - MRIs, CT Scans, Ultrasounds, and X-Rays. Doctors will sometimes use these tests to see if there's any visible physical causes like tumors, malformations, or blockages. - Fasting or Regular Labs. These are the most common places to start for doctors, and will sometimes be able to alert them to any issues that could be exacerbating your stomach pains. I wish you the best of luck, and hope things get better for you soon! And I am always here to talk with and vent to about anything, anytime :)

  • monstrously_witty

    264d

    How would you describe the pain?

  • Anabeth

    264d

    @monstrously_witty the GERD pain feels like an intense burning when I get bad reflux, sometimes a sharp but consistent pain in my stomach, and other times its almost like a dull cramping feeling. It can be all over the board, and hard to describe, haha!

  • monstrously_witty

    264d

    @Anabeth I hear you. I am all over the place as well and I am worried sick right now that I have gotten a SIBO relapse haha, and especially the fact that my gastroenterologist is herself sick and is on leave.

  • Teapot

    264d

    The pain is so bad that I can't deal with it tomorrow

  • Teapot

    264d

    I meant anymore

  • Anabeth

    264d

    @monstrously_witty im sorry to hear that! Hopefully things get less tumultuous soon. Thankfully I haven't had many issues with my intestinal health too frequently, but I am on daily Floragen capsules.

  • monstrously_witty

    264d

    @Teapot is it burning or stabbing pain?

  • Teapot

    264d

    Where do I get floragen

  • monstrously_witty

    264d

    @Anabeth I take florastor

  • Teapot

    264d

    Both

  • Anabeth

    264d

    @teapot im so sorry. Unbearable pain is definitely something to at least get checked out, whether by urgent care or an immediate/timely doctor's appointment. If it gets much worse, I would highly recommend visiting a local urgent care center or emergency department, just in case. Better to be safe than sorry. They have GI cocktails they can give you that include oral antiseptic and numbing agents, as well as pain medications that can help.

  • Teapot

    264d

    Thanks

  • Anabeth

    264d

    Floragen can be found at most Walmart stores, and Walgreens as well. It does have to be refrigerated. https://www.walmart.com/ip/48318791 These are the ones I take. Make sure to check for any possible medication interactions, as always.

  • monstrously_witty

    264d

    It sounds like you have GERD and maybe delayed gastric emptying. Also, IBS like cramps. For GERD, a 7 day course of ppi such as nexium and a pro kinetic (natural ones work well) can help. Once your stomach lining heals, you can get a breath test for hydrogen/methane SIBO. If your test positive, you would need antibiotics (rifaximin and /or neomycin). You may have H pylori infection as well for which I believe a great test/stool test is available. Once you clear out these infections and stick to an elimination diet which your gut can handle, I believe your symptoms will drastically improve. I suggest you see a gastroenterologist who is well aware of SIBO. Also, @ Anabeth described things pretty well. Make sure to incorporate probiotics such as lactobacillus species, soil bacteria and the yeast S boulardii. You can get past this. It will probably take a while though, maybe a couple of months.

  • monstrously_witty

    264d

    One of the best sources of information is Dr Ruscio’s website and podcasts. He knows what he is talking about and brings a great balance between allopathic and natural treatments.

  • monstrously_witty

    264d

    Also, as Anabeth suggested scans and a endoscopy/colonoscopy will help as well.

  • Teapot

    264d

    Thanks

  • Teapot

    264d

    I had a stopl test it was negative and bloodwork

  • Teapot

    264d

    Where do I find the podcast at for this doctor

  • monstrously_witty

    264d

    https://drruscio.com/ https://drruscio.com/podcast-episodes/ These links may help. Also he has this product called elemental heal which may help somewhat to reset the gut, if you do not know what to eat anymore.

  • Teapot

    264d

    Thanks

  • monstrously_witty

    264d

    No problem. If you have any questions I can help with, feel free to text me anytime. Also diet wise, the low FODMAP diet works wonders often for GI issues. Try the MONASH FODMAP app for that.

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