Any investigations done for this?
Since how long do you have these symptoms?
Hi, no investigations have been done. I've had these symptoms for the last 2 months approx.
Is pain kind of burning and crampy or dull?
Thanks for inputs.
Your symptoms are simulating gastritis , or GIT ulcer. The basic cause of this is exposure of unprotected gastric mucosa(usually protected by layer of mucus) to gastric acid.
The common causes for this to happen are H pylori infection , Use of pain killers, stress, food habits and excessive alcohol consumptions etc.
OK, I don't drink alcohol
Thats just one of the cause.
You can get gastritis even if you don't drink.
ok, what should I do? Are there tests to confirm it?
H2 antagonist (ranitidine, famotidine) and proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole) can help to resolve symptoms. Other useful measures are stop use of NSAIDs (pain killers),avoid spicy food, take good sleep , avoid alcohol or carbonated drinks.
Generally diagnosis is made by clinical symptoms but investigations like urea breath test and even gastroscopy before starting treatment can be helpful.
Ah, OK then. I'm in the UK - can I buy the medicine? By the way I'm sleeping all the time as it is!
Yes, you can check out pharmacy near you.
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