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2 years ago, I had an episode of globus feeling in my throat…

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2 years ago, I had...
2 years ago, I had an episode of globus feeling in my throat and burpring.
A doctor told me to take Prilosec and I have been since.
When I try to stop Prilosec I get very gassy. Burping and some diarrhea.
I also get a stitch like pain in my upper right abdomen, like a sore muscle.
If I take my Prilosec again, the symtpoms slowly go away.
I had an ultrasound done a year ago on my kidneys and he didn't mention my gallbladder looking funny or anything.
Is gallbladder attacks more obvious? Would Prilosec help? Could this be gerd?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Oncology
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Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago
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it sounds like your stomach is producing too much stomach acid.

too much stomach acid and reflux will cause burping and gas and sometimes diarrhea.

it sounds like you have GERDs

you may have to avoid foods which worsen your stomach acid like spicy foods, tomato sauces, fried foods, alcohol, sodas, black pepper.

your symptoms don't sound like gall bladder attacks.

prilosec would not help with gall bladder attacks, but would help with excessive stomach acid.

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Ok. Would Gallbladder attacks be more obvious?

Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago

yes, gall bladder attacks would cause much more pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen

and would not be helped with prilosec.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago

Ok. Can I take Prilosec for an extended period of time?

Oncologist: Dr. David, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago

you need to talk to your doctor about this.

there are some risks from taking proton pump inhibitors for a long time, even over the counter ones.

best to change your diet and eating habits to decrease stomach acid production.

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