Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.increased stress and anxiety can cause the stomach to produce excess stomach acid and cause acid refluxit can also cause the bowels to move faster and cause loose stools. your friend needs to see a doctor. she could have a stomach ulcer and might need stronger stomach acid blocking medications than over the counter prilosec. she might need nexium or protonix prescription medication. she might need testing for H Pylori as welldoes she have health insurance to be able to go see a GI specialist for more evaluation and treatment?
is there anyway you can decrease this stress in your life and your friends life?