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Any diarrhea,fevers or chills?
Just constant pain
I see, when did the pain start?
also aching in my lower back and the pain started this morning
Any history of ulcers?
i took an oxycodone and it didn't touch the pain. no history of ulcers
when I lay down the pain is slightly worse thatn when I sit up or walk
is your belly rigid?
seems to be worse on my left side..low down on my stomach.
my stomach seems to be very bloated
just ate 3 oranges today and 4 popsicles although last night ate too much pizza
Have you had any bowel movements or gas?
yes, twice today had bowel movements and gas,not much relief..have the feeling like I want to vomit but can't
I see, how bad is the pain on a scale of 1-10?
I am sitting up presently so its a 3 earlier it was an 7 and 8
when I lay down it goes back to being very painful
lots of pressure
Is the pain worse during or after meals?
haven't eaten today except for the oranges and popsicles and really didnt notice a difference
I did take a shower and let the hot water beat on my back and the pain subsided somewhat for about 20 minutes
It feels like the beginning of a labor contraction that tightness..obviously that is not the problem at 55 year s old
What you are experiencing sounds like an ulcer
I think if it was bad pizza i would have gotten sick last night..not this morning..am I right?
What do you do for an ulcer?
An ulcer is treated with antacids , or acid reducers
will Tums help an ulcer?
yes, it may provide temporary relief
how many do I chew at a time?
You can take 2-3
I just took a second one..how long will I know if that is the problem?
it may be about an hour, but tums will not always relieve the symptoms of an ulcer, many times a drug like pepcid or omeprazole will be required
to reduce the acid
does laying down fit with the symptoms feeling worse ? and what causes anulcer?
Many times pain from an ulcer will radiate to the back, and it is worse when you lay down
This does not sound like an appendicitis
what causes an ulcer?
Excess acid secretion in the stomachh
is it from the foods I eat?
No, it occurs in many people, and is rarely associated with food
what else should I do tonight to feel better?
Try to eat something and drink milk
Should it go away in a few hours do you think?
The pain of an ulcer can be unpredictable so I cannot say for sure
O.K., thanks I appreciate your help
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