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Could you please tell me what tests he has had done and what the results were. What kind of medical specialist has he seen so far? Does he have any health problems or allergies? What medications does he take? Where exactly is his stomach pain located?
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Thank you very much for the extra added detail. I am glad to hear that your son-in-law had an extensive medical work up thus far. It is a matter of ruling certain problems out to determine the cause. Was it the doctor that stopped the Tegretol? This is an anti seizure medication and should be taken for a period of time to determine if it is effective. If the doctor did not tell him to stop taking it, then please discuss with doctor. If he is allergic to bread products, that usually can mean wheat and flour, which means he has to avoid products with those ingredients, by reading labels carefully.
I wanted to recommend that he try doing a nasal wash, which is washing the nasal passages with a mild saline and water solution to moisturize and clear any excess drainage out of his nose. He can buy a kit at the drugstore. Just have him ask the pharmacist. The sense of smell and taste does have an effect on the release of gastric juices and I think this is why he gets stomach pains when he has the foul smell in his nose. Since he is under the doctors care, please ask about using an acid reducer such as prilosec. Hopefully it will keep his stomach from hurting when he gets the episode.
I hope all will be well with your son-in law!