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  • 8 days ago

    GERD - Acid Reflux without the heartburn

    I am looking to see if anyone has experienced anything like what I have as i am starting to worry a bit now. So about 3 years ago I had my first incident when I choked when drinking a can of soda. I was put on Omeprazole for 1 month and it cleared me up, I quit fizzy drinks and continued to be fine, avoiding spicy foods too. 2 years ago it happend again and it was pretty much the same protocol, Omeprazole for 1 month and it cleared it up. Now, in December 2019 I ate a hot dog from the cinema and....
  • 14 days ago

    intermittent nausea

    Hi, since 2 months I have been having some GI symptoms. Everything started with some nausea (no vomiting) that initially went away, but came back few days later. I had some other symptoms such as excessive gas and gas related stomach pains. After roughly a month, I visited a doctor here in Japan (on a business trip here for 3 months), had a complete blood-work done including tests for liver and pancreatic functions and some cancer markers as well as an occult bleeding stool test. Everything was fine....
  • 1 month ago

    Heartburn at night

    If I have heartburn at night, what changes should I make to my bed?
  • 1 month ago

    Acid reflux

    I have been suffering from acid reflux from last week. Now, I am feeling quite good. The symptoms left are only throat discomfort from last 2 days. What should i do now?
  • 1 month ago

    Ongoing issues

    For about seven years now, I get stomach aches and diarrhea EVERY night. It began as normal stools and eventually escalating to nausea and diarrhea, and feeling like absolute garbage. I have trouble distinguishing between heartburn and acid reflux and nausea. What makes it worse is that I spent so many days of my childhood with stomach viruses that I am absolutely TERRIFIED of throwing up. When I start to get heartburn or acid reflux or nausea, whatever the heck I’m getting every night, I freak out....
  • 2 months ago

    Just my gallbladder?

    I am a 19 year old female--I am 5 ft 2 in and weight approx. 115 lbs. About 4 years ago, I was diagnosed with gastritis on top of having an inflamed gallbladder that works at about 12%. I have been taking Prevacid for those 4 years and I have yet to get my gallbladder removed, even though I am planning on it. I don't have any gallstones, but it is inflamed and there is family history of having poor gallbladders. I have always been bloated and uncomfortable after eating, but lately it has gotten....
  • 3 months ago

    Vomiting After Eating Meat

    My son is 7 years old, active, healthy weight, healthy cognition, etc... When he was about 10 months old I stopped exclusively breastfeeding him and introduced him to solids per usual. We ate a non-processed plant-based diet in his first two years and slowly started introducing animal proteins into his diet after that. He doesn't have any allergies that we are aware of, but every time he eats ANY red meat or poultry, he immediately has stomach pain and he vomits within seconds (no exaggeration....
  • 4 months ago

    Episodes of vomiting and diarrhea w odor

    My 16 year old son has had episodes that include acute stomach pain as well as immediate vomiting and diarrhea. They will last anywhere from 15-30 minutes until everything is out of his system. There is a very foul odor that is present during each episode. He has had these episodes since he was 7-8 years old and has had roughly 15-20 of them. There doesn't seem to be an association with specific food or anything else we can we think of that might be causing them. He has had them 8-10 weeks apart....
  • 7 months ago


    I have been on Prilosec for a year & would love to wean off. I am now on generic omeprazole. I could swear my symptoms of gerd are not controlled the same way. Is this possible, that generic is weaker or is this all in my head? Thank you for responding!
  • 8 months ago

    Pediatric Hiatal Hernia Surgery

    Our 11 year old son has been troubled with reflux since he was a baby. Two years ago after an upper and lower endo, he was diagnosed with GERD and IBS. Since, he has been on different medications but still has periodic digestive problems (stomach aches, frequent bowel movements, "wet burps", etc.). We took him back to the Pediatric Gastrologist a couple of months ago and a second upper endo was done, this time with bravo. This showed some scaring in the lower esophagus and a large Hiatal....