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Heartburn/abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: KENNYREASE
  • July 12, 2008
  • 00:27 AM

male, 20 y/o, not overweight, reasonably fit


Heartburn/acid reflux - Occurs 4/5 times per week and is very painful but can relieved by antacid tablets though not entirely. Been occurring for a very long time.

upper abdominal pain - occurs infrequently, though usually during exercise and is extremely painful.

lower abdominal pain - occurs almost every day, feels like cramps.

black and/or floating stools - every now and then, though I have noticed that black stools occur after a few drinks

I have seen doctor 3 times and have been given medicine to coat the lining of my stomach, proscribed prilosec for the heartburn, and have had an H.pylori test which came back negative.These medicines helped settle my stomach and reduce the heartburn but didn't seem to actually solve the problems which are now as bad as ever.

Any advice/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • What foods and drink do you eat daily? What supplements and medications are you currently taking? Have you had a full stool workup done to check for parasites, giarrdia, clostridium difficile infection, candida range, occult blood in stool? DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • There are several brands on the market that are low dose made just for this purpose. You can have just a couple of periods a year.Us old timers read about Womens Health this little trick in "Cosmo" back in the old days, and it works today.
    jklm824 4 Replies Flag this Response
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