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have you tried anything like zantac or pepcid?
Have you kept a food diary/
Has she had an ultrasound for gallstones?
are you there
We have not tried the Zantac of Pepcid. We haven't kept the diary although she remembers very well what she had been eating at the time.
well, the type of pain you are describing sounds like reflux
and it can feel sharp or like spasm because of the irritation of the esophagus causes it to spasm
That is exactly what I thought as well. I have reflux and take Nexium. Maybe we should try this.
tums and rolaid are, honestly, junk
yeah, give that a go
and have her keep a food diary
you would be surprised at what can trigger it
I will try that and keep a food diary as well. Thank you.
sometimes tomatoes, peppermint, chocolate etc
and make sure she doesn't eat less than 3 hours prior to bed :-)
i will check in with you in 2 weeks to see how she is
post here earlier if you want
She said that it has happened while eating salt and vinegar chips, hamburger, spaghetti
yeah- those are triggers!
food diary :-)
and over the counter zantac, pepcid for a few weeks
Sounds about right. Thanks for your help Dr.
that will cool off her little tummy ;-)
I hope that I provided you with excellent service :-)?
Yes indeed you did. Thanks and good evening
My daughter has been taking Nexium for the past 15 days as you suggested and the other night we had spaghetti and the sharp pain started again. Maybe it hasn't been long enough that she has been on the medication. What I don't understand is that the pain starts within just a few minutes after eating. Is this normal for reflux?