Heartburn Stomach Pain Nausea Vomiting

Acid reflux symptoms characterize the condition called acid reflux or GERD, which occurs because of the weakening of the tube that transports the food taken in to the stomach, making it unable to handle the acid. The acid the stomach produces and stores is used to digest the food consumed. The stomach walls should have enough strength to store the acid it produces without damaging anything in the system. However, different symptoms may be experienced when the acid is pushed up the esophagus from the stomach. If you want to know more about acid reflux symptoms, read on.

Acid Refux Symptoms:

1. Heartburn – GERD or acid reflux is mainly characterized by heartburn, one of the primary acid reflux symptoms, often described as pain or burning sensation that radiates from the abdomen to the chest and throat. A certain medical study states that 75% of patients with acid reflux experience this symptom at night especially after they have engaged in certain activities such as:

? After eating a heavy meal;
? Lifting;
? Bending over;
? Lying down on the back

2. Dyspepsia – Half of those diagnosed with GERD can experience dyspepsia through the following conditions:

? Pain and discomfort particularly in the upper part of the abdomen;
? Nausea after eating;
? Feeling of fullness

It should be noted that dyspepsia may also be experienced by those not diagnosed with GERD.

3. Regurgitation – this condition is described as the feeling of acid backed up in the throat. It is sometimes called "wet burp" when the acid is pushed to the mouth. If the acid is forced back to the mouth, it causes the feeling of throwing up..

Less Common Acid Reflux Symptoms:

Many patients with acid reflux do not experience the main acid reflux symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation. The symptoms may instead appear or experienced in other locations. Here are some of the less common acid reflux symptoms:

1. Burning Sensation in the Chest – chest pain is characterized by the feeling that your food could not move from behind your breastbone. While this can be a symptom of acid reflux, chest pain can also signal other medical conditions such as angina and heart attack.

2. Acid Reflux Symptoms in the Throat such as:

? Acid laryngitis - this condition is characterized by dry cough, hoarseness, feeling of lump in the throat, and the need to clear the throat repeatedly
? Dysphagia (trouble swallowing) - in some cases, acid reflux may cause the patient to choke or have difficulty in swallowing the food, thereby causing severe chest pain.
? Persistent hiccups
? Chronic sore throat

3. Coughing and Respiratory Problems – Patients with acid reflux may also experience coughing and wheezing. As a matter of fact, around 40% of the cases of coughing in patients who do not smoke are attributed to acid reflux.

4. Chronic Nausea and Throwing Up – constant occurrence of nausea that often leads to vomiting or throwing up may also be one of the acid reflux symptoms. However, this isn't always the cause as nausea and vomiting may also signal other medical conditions like gallbladder and pancreatic disorders, ulcers, and stomach cancers. Thus, it is necessary to always consult with your doctor whenever this symptom is experienced.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is it a bad idea going to sleep right after eating breakfast lunch or dinner?
    My brother always sleep with his stomach full, right after eating dinner the next thing he go straight to bed to sleep or lay down to watch TV. Do u think it can cause to stomach pain nausea vomiting or heartburn or others?

    • ANSWER:
      If man loves his self, hell take gud care of it. sleeping right after taking a meal is bad because it doesnt allow the food you intake to digest properly causing abnormalitties in your digestive system. Further, having abnormalities in digestion might give adverse health effect which later on you will have to regret. Remember prevention is better than cure...health is our precious wealth.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can a food intolerance develop into an allergy?
    I just found out I'm intolerant of peanuts. I already Googled the difference between an intolerance and an allergy, and I had all the intolerance symptoms: gas, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain and cramping, heartburn, headache. This is the second time it has happened after eating peanut butter, and it was even worse this time...

    My question is whether or not this intolerance can develop into an allergy?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe it can if you keep consuming the food you are intolerant to. They say allergies get worse with every reaction. I would stay away from peanuts and maybe get allergy tested by the docs to see for sure

  3. QUESTION:
    Why can aspirin sometimes cause bleeding in the stomach?
    Is it that the blood can escape into the stomach once it is made "thinner" due to the aspirin, or does the aspirin cause breaks in the walls of the stomach? Or any other explanation ?
    Also if small amounts of stomach bleeding occours, why is this considered dangerous ?

    • ANSWER:
      Stomach irritation. Aspirin can irritate the stomach lining and cause heartburn, pain, nausea, vomiting, and, over time, more serious consequences such as internal bleeding, ulcers, and holes in the stomach or intestines. Chronic alcohol users may be at increased risk of stomach bleeding, as well as liver damage, from aspirin use.
      http://www.fda.gov/FDAC/features/1999/29…

      It is one of the leading causes of gastrointestinal tract complications, including micro-bleeding and ulcers. There is also a small but very serious risk of hemorrhagic stroke.
      http://www.healthy-heart-guide.com/aspir…

      The most common side effects of aspirin are heartburn and other symptoms of stomach irritation such as indigestion, pain, nausea, and vomiting. The stomach irritation may lead to bleeding from the stomach, which may cause black stools. These symptoms may be reduced by taking aspirin with meals, with an antacid, with a glass of milk, or by taking enteric-coated or timed-release aspirin. Also, it is best not to take aspirin with alcohol or coffee (or other beverages containing
      The most common side effects of aspirin are heartburn and other symptoms of stomach irritation such as indigestion, pain, nausea, and vomiting. The stomach irritation may lead to bleeding from the stomach, which may cause black stools. These symptoms may be reduced by taking aspirin with meals, with an antacid, with a glass of milk, or by taking enteric-coated or timed-release aspirin. Also, it is best not to take aspirin with alcohol or coffee (or other beverages containing

      it can be very upsetting to the stomach, especially at the high doses often used in arthritis.

  4. QUESTION:
    What would cause the stomach to not dump food into the intestines?
    My son is in the hospital. They have given him tests which show that whatever he takes in stays in his stomach until he has to throw it up because it will not pass into the intestines. Is it a blockage or what?

    • ANSWER:
      Your son may have gastroparesis. Gastroparesis (delayed gastric emptying) is a disorder where the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. The vagus nerve controls the movement of food from the stomach through the digestive tract so when gastroparesis occurs the vagus nerve is damaged and the muscles of the stomach and intestines don't work properly. This causes food to move slowly or stop moving in the digestive tract. There are quite a few causes from hypothyroidism to a viral illness. Please check the links to read more information.

      Symptoms of gastroparesis are:

      *Heartburn
      *Pain in the upper abdomen
      *Nausea
      *Vomiting of undigested food—sometimes several hours after a meal
      *Early feeling of fullness after only a few bites of food
      *Weight loss due to poor absorption of nutrients or low calorie intake
      *Abdominal bloating
      *High and low blood glucose levels
      *Lack of appetite
      *Gastroesophageal reflux
      *Spasms in the stomach area

      Gastroparesis:
      http://www.puristat.com/stomach/gastroparesis.aspx

      Causes of gastroparesis:
      http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/g/gastroparesis/causes.htm

  5. QUESTION:
    How many and what types of bacteria are in your stomach?
    Also, what would happen if those bacteria somehow became more powerful, and what would happen if they reproduced at like twice the rate of what they usually do? Could they destroy your stomach or give you lots of ulcers? Thanks.
    In my original question, I meant what types of bacteria are in your stomach that aid in digestion?

    • ANSWER:
      If your stomach hurts only after eating there several diseases but especially three that affect a large number of people around the world are:

      If your stomach hurts after eating you should read this!Gastritis
      Ulcers
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Both gastritis and ulcers are closely related and similar diseases, their symptoms are very similar and both diseases are very common, causing heartburn, stomach pain after eating, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation, and more symptoms.

      A common cause of gastritis and ulcers is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium is one of the major reasons that most people develop ulcers and gastritis. This bacterium infects adheres to the stomach, causing an excess of acid, which in turn causes gastritis and ulcers and this causes your stomach hurts after eating.

      Both gastritis and ulcers can lead to major health problems without treatment and with the passage of time the gastric cancer may appear.

      For all the above is very important to look after our health and assist with a medical gastroenterologist.

      Irritable Bowel syndrome is another condition placed very common, the United States alone, 14% of the population has suffered from this disorder, in other countries like Mexico to 35% of the population have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome.

      Irritable bowel syndrome has many symptoms for it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, the most common are that your stomach hurts after eating, often intermittent abdominal pain, anytime, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal swelling, intestinal dysmotility, in some patients also have fever, nausea and even vomiting.

      This syndrome has more symptoms such as esophageal reflux (heartburn), fibromyalgia (muscle pain and fatigue), chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, headache, backache.
      What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      So far has not discovered the exact cause leading to the emergence of this syndrome, but there are factors that most likely originate from this disease are:

      After having an intestinal infection many patients develop irritable bowel syndrome, although the causes are unknown.

      It is believed that stress is a major cause,

  6. QUESTION:
    What does it mean that my stomach begins to hurt after only two bites of food?
    Every time I eat lately, my stomach has started to cramp and occasionally I throw up. It's a pain mostly in my right hand side of my torso. It's gotten to the point where unless I'm high I can't eat very much.

    • ANSWER:
      If your stomach hurts only after eating there several diseases but especially three that affect a large number of people around the world are:

      If your stomach hurts after eating you should read this!Gastritis
      Ulcers
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Both gastritis and ulcers are closely related and similar diseases, their symptoms are very similar and both diseases are very common, causing heartburn, stomach pain after eating, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation, and more symptoms.

      A common cause of gastritis and ulcers is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium is one of the major reasons that most people develop ulcers and gastritis. This bacterium infects adheres to the stomach, causing an excess of acid, which in turn causes gastritis and ulcers and this causes your stomach hurts after eating.

      Both gastritis and ulcers can lead to major health problems without treatment and with the passage of time the gastric cancer may appear.

      For all the above is very important to look after our health and assist with a medical gastroenterologist.

      Irritable Bowel syndrome is another condition placed very common, the United States alone, 14% of the population has suffered from this disorder, in other countries like Mexico to 35% of the population have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome.

      Irritable bowel syndrome has many symptoms for it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, the most common are that your stomach hurts after eating, often intermittent abdominal pain, anytime, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal swelling, intestinal dysmotility, in some patients also have fever, nausea and even vomiting.

      This syndrome has more symptoms such as esophageal reflux (heartburn), fibromyalgia (muscle pain and fatigue), chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, headache, backache.
      What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      So far has not discovered the exact cause leading to the emergence of this syndrome, but there are factors that most likely originate from this disease are:

      After having an intestinal infection many patients develop irritable bowel syndrome, although the causes are unknown.

      It is believed that stress is a major cause,

  7. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for treating heartburn?
    What are some natural (using herbs, etc) remedies for treating heartburn? and which is the best or most effective?
    I'm looking for a natural way reduce the feeling of burn after, say, a big piece of pizza slice.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy for Heart Burn/Acid Reflux/Acidity/Gastralgia :-

      Burning in food pipe with general sensation of burning Sulphur 30X 4 hourly

      Burning pain in stomach (Ulcer), with both water and solid vomited as soon as it reaches stomach Ars Alb.30X, 4 hourly

      Burning pain in the stomach, with water vomited but solid retained Bismuth 30X, 4 hourly

      Burning in food pipe,with sour stool Natrum Carb.30X, 4 hourly

      Excess of hydrochloric acid, burning in food pipe, heart burn, nausea and chilly feeling. Acid Sulph.30X, 4 hourly

      From nervous anticipation of coming events, desire for sweets. Argentum Nit.30X, 4 hourly

      Gastric complaints after taking rich fatty food; less or no thirst; better in open air Pulsatilla.30X, 4 hourly

      Hyperacidity; sour and bitter belchings Iris V 30X, 4 hourly

      Slow and imperfect digestion; offensive flatuence in upper part of abdomen; better after discharge of gas or eructations. Carbo Veg.30X, 4 hourly

      Gastric derangement due to sedentary habits or over-Eating/Drinking. Nux Vomica.30X, 4 hourly

      Dyspepsia; better after eating Anacardium Or 30X 4 hourly

      Acidity with irritating eructation and frontal headache; worse in night. Robinia 30X, 4 hourly

      Constant belching; tongue thickly white coated.
      Heatburn. Desire for acids, pickles etc. Antim Crud.30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Digestion slow, no change after passing flatus or belching. Flatulence affects middle part of the abdomen. China 6X or 30X, 4 hourly

      Abdomen bloated; easy satiety, gas affects lower part of the abdomen; worse in the evening - 4 to 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X, 4 hourly

      Pain and flatulence in stomach, smell of food causes nausea Colchicum 30X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Intercurrent Remedy Psorinum 30X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Take Care and God Bless !

  8. QUESTION:
    Why does my stomach always hurt after eating?
    I have been having this pain for a very long time. Whenever I eat my stomach just hurts bad. I haven't eaten any dairy products really in like a month. What could it be, an ulcer?

    • ANSWER:
      Ulcers

      Also called Peptic Ulcer or Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD). Ulcer is a mucosal erosion is an open injury in your stomach with little or null tendency to the spontaneous healing. Ulcers can be located in stomach (called gastric ulcer), Esophagus (called Esophageal ulcer), Duodenum (called duodenal ulcer), Meckel’s Diverticulum (called Meckel’s Diverticulum ulcer.

      The majority of the ulcers is caused by a called bacterium Helicobacter pylori, although also by the excessive ingestion of irritating, spicy, greasy food, or by aggressive medecines via oral. Ulcers can cause that your stomach hurts after eating because the production of gastric juice is increased which contains water, clorhidric acid and three enzymes, the acid irritates the Ulcer and cause pain.

      Helicobacter pylori

      Helicobacter pylori is a bacterium that infects the human stomach mucosal epithelium. Many ulcers and some types of gastritis due to infections by H. pylori. In many cases, those infected never develop any symptoms. This bacterium lives exclusively in the human stomach, the only known organism that can survive in an environment as extremely acidic. It is a spiral bacterium (derived from this morphological feature the name of the Helicobacter) and can be “screwed” literally on its own to colonize the stomach epithelium.

      We know that bacteria infestation usually occurs during childhood and its clinical picture is characterized by abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting mucus and malaise.

      The clinical picture may be extended one week after the symptoms which disappear permanently. This infectious disease, like many others, may be asymptomatic in up to 50% of adults. Once the bacteria colonize the human gastrointestinal tract can occur within weeks or months, a chronic superficial gastritis, which the passage of several years or even decades, can develop into peptic ulcer or gastric adenocarcinoma.

      This bacterium is the cause that many people develop problems such as heartburn, gastritis, gastric reflux, ulcers, and cause to many people that their stomach hurt after eating

      Gastritis

      Gastritis is an inflammation of the gastric mucosa of your stomach, appearing in various forms of imagery in flame red or bleeding subepitelial. However, accurate diagnosis is obtained by endoscopic examination. It is possible that only part of the stomach is affected or what is the whole sphere stomach. There are several causes, including poor eating habits, stress, abuse in the use of analgesics (aspirin, piroxicam, indomethacin, etc.) and alcohol., Autoimmune disorders or infection by Helicobacter pylori. Gastritis is very common nowadays perhaps is the cause your stomach hurts after eating. A very common symptom is the generation of lot of gas and burning sensation in the stomach.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why is it that when my stomach hurts really bad it feels like I am going to throw up?
    My stomach does not hurt that often, but when it does, I always feel like I am going to throw up. No, I am not pregnant and it only happens sometimes and I am wondering why that could be. I would go to the doctor, but I am not too concerned about it and I do not have insurance anyway; I am just curious to know. I have tried the internet, but I have not had much luck. Also, has this sort of thing happened to you or am I just weird? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      If your stomach hurts only after eating there several diseases but especially three that affect a large number of people around the world are:

      Gastritis
      Ulcers
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Both gastritis and ulcers are closely related and similar diseases, their symptoms are very similar and both diseases are very common, causing heartburn, stomach pain after eating, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation, and more symptoms.

      A common cause of gastritis and ulcers is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium is one of the major reasons that most people develop ulcers and gastritis. This bacterium infects adheres to the stomach, causing an excess of acid, which in turn causes gastritis and ulcers.

      Both gastritis and ulcers can lead to major health problems without treatment and with the passage of time the gastric cancer may appear.

      For all the above is very important to look after our health and assist with a medical gastroenterologist.

      Irritable Bowel syndrome is another condition placed very common, the United States alone, 14% of the population has suffered from this disorder, in other countries like Mexico to 35% of the population have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome.

      Irritable bowel syndrome has many symptoms for it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, the most common are that your stomach hurts after eating, often intermittent abdominal pain, anytime, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal swelling, intestinal dysmotility, in some patients also have fever, nausea and even vomiting.

      This syndrome has more symptoms such as esophageal reflux (heartburn), fibromyalgia (muscle pain and fatigue), chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, headache, backache.
      What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      So far has not discovered the exact cause leading to the emergence of this syndrome, but there are factors that most likely originate from this disease are:

      After having an intestinal infection many patients develop irritable bowel syndrome, although the causes are unknown.

      It is believed that stress is a major cause, since in periods of great stress, the intestines contract causing constipation, heaviness, indigestion, etc..

      Anyone can develop irritable bowel syndrome, however in most cases originate in adolescence, and for some unknown reason affects more women than men.

      Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Appropriate treatment should be determined by a gastroenterologist, but we recommend the following:

      Reduce levels of stres, this is important.Exercise.
      Resting.
      Eating foods high in fiber and vegetables.
      Reduce irritating foods such as sugar, coffee, alcohol.
      Smoking Cessation.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get addicted to pain killers such as Aleve or Motrin?
    I am a gymnast, so I have a lot of pains. I take 1 aleve or motrin a day. It seems that if after maybe 2-3 weeks of taking one of these pain killers a day, if i forget to take it, or don't take it, i get sick. Sick as in high fever and vomiting. Do you think this is just a coincidence or do i get addicted to the medicine and have withdrawals?

    • ANSWER:
      Below I have given side effects for both drugs. Actually yes, you can get addicted to any drug....a drug is essentially a poison. Taken in small amounts a drug can have a temporary beneficial effect, however taken in larger doses can be harmful and even fatal (cause death).
      Drugs dull down the perceptions so one does not FEEL the aches and pains, however the aches and pains are STILL PRESENT...just you are not able to perceive them anymore. The body becomes accustomed to most drugs so that gradually the amount of drug you "need" to get the same effect is MORE, and THAT is the addictive aspect to any drug. To understand more about how drugs do this read:
      http://www.scientologyhandbook.org/SH7.HTM

      I suggest you shift to relieving your aches and pains by taking calcium and magnesium which are both minerals and not drugs, and they both are important in the body nervous system and in healing. There is a drink you can make that is a very effective way of having these minerals.
      You can often get the drink as a powder at health food shops. It works REALLY well to deal with aches and pains and would be perfect for your needs as a gymnast. Hope this helps! (Side effects of Aleve and Motrin below)

      Aleve (Naproxen) side effects:

      Naproxen can cause stomach ulcers that bleed. The chance of
      this serious problem increases the longer you take naproxen and
      with higher doses of naproxen. Stomach bleeding can also
      happen suddenly while you take naproxen. Stop taking naproxen
      and call your healthcare provider right away if you get:
      • A burning stomach pain
      • Black bowel movements that look like tar
      • Vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds

      Allergic reactions: Naproxen can cause serious allergic
      reactions, including asthma-like symptoms (problems breathing,
      swallowing, and wheezing) and rash.
      Liver damage: Stop taking naproxen and tell your doctor right
      away if you have nausea, vomiting, tiredness, loss of appetite,
      itching, yellow coloring of skin or eyes, flu-like symptoms, and
      dark urine.
      Kidney problems: Naproxen can cause serious kidney problems,
      including sudden kidney failure or worsening of kidney problems
      that you already have.
      Fluid retention: Naproxen can cause fluid retention (holding of
      water in your body) and swelling. Fluid retention can be a serious
      problem if you have high blood pressure or heart failure.
      Pregnancy: Do not take naproxen during your last 3 months of
      pregnancy because it may cause problems in the unborn child or
      complications during delivery. Tell your doctor if you are
      pregnant or planning to become pregnant

      Motrin Sire Effects

      More common motrin side effects may include:
      Abdominal cramps or pain, abdominal discomfort, bloating and gas, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, fluid retention and swelling, headache, heartburn, indigestion, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, nervousness, rash, ringing in ears, stomach pain, vomiting

      Less common or rare motrin side effects may include:
      Abdominal bleeding, anemia, black stool, blood in urine, blurred vision, changes in heatbeat, chills, confusion, congestive heart failure, eepression, dry eyes and mouth, emotional volatitity, fever, hair loss, hearing loss, hepatitis, high or low blood pressure, hives, inability to sleep, inflammation of nose, inflammation of the pancreas or stomach, kidney or liver failure, servere allergic reactions, shortness of breath, skin eruptions or peeling, sleepiness, stomach or upper intestinal ulcer, ulcer of gums, vision loss, vomiting blood, wheezing, yellow eyes and skin.

      Special warnings about motrin:
      Peptic ulcers and bleeding can occur without warning. Tell your doctor if you have bleeding or any other problems.

      This drug should be used with caution if you have kidney or liver disease, or are severely dehydrated; it can cause liver or kidney inflammation or other problems in some people.

      Do not take aspirin or any other anti-inflammatory medications while taking Motrin unless your doctor tells you to do so.

      If you have a severe allergic reaction, seek medical help immediately.

      Motrin may cause vision problems. If you experience any changes in your vision, inform your doctor.

      Mortin may prolong bleeding time. If you are taking blood-thinning medication, this drug should be taken with caution.

      This drug can cause water retention. It should be used with caution if you have high blood pressure or poor heart function.

      Avoid the use of alcohol while taking this medication.

      Motrin may mask the usual signs of infection or other diseases. Use with care in the presence of an existing infection.

      If you have diabetes, remember that the suspension contains 1.5 grams of sucrose and 8 calories per teaspoonful.

      Motrin chewable tablets contain phenylalanine. If you have a hereditary disease called phenylketonuria, you should be aware of this.

  11. QUESTION:
    What is causing lower left abdominal cramping?
    This is the second day I've had it. This is gross, but there is a lot of gas associated with the pain as well. My lower left back hurts as well.

    I recently went off the pill 2 weeks ago. Could this be premenstrual symptoms? I forgot what they were like. It's been 7 years since I've had a real period.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    • ANSWER:
      Abdominal/pelvic pain that is similar to that of period cramping may indicate a problem in a reproductive organ (like the pain around your ovaries or uterus).

      This includes conditions such as endometriosis (when tissue from the uterus is displaced to somewhere else like the pelvic wall or ovaries), uterine fibroids (thick bands of muscular and fibrous tissue in the uterus), ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer (rare), or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) infection of the reproductive organs, usually from a sexually transmitted disease.

      If you have pain in your ovary area, you might have an ovarian cyst. I have experienced that same type of pain whenever I have had an ovarian cyst. I was also diagnosed with endometriosis last year which caused me severe pelvic pain and intense and painful period cramping.

      If a gynaecological reason cannot be found for the pain you are experiencing, then it could be a gastroenterology problem which could be caused by excessive gas, chronic constipation, viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu), IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome), heartburn or indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux, ulcers, cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) with or without gallstones, appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix), diverticular disease, including inflammation of small pouches that form in the large intestines (diverticulitis), bowel obstruction (in addition to pain, this causes nausea, bloating, vomiting, and inability to pass gas or stool), food allergies, food poisoning (salmonella, shigella), hernia, kidney stones, UTI’s (urinary tract infections), pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) or dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm (bleeding into the wall of the aorta).

      Based on your symptoms and what you wrote, I would recommend that you should see your doctor/gynaecologist, and if nothing is found that you see a gastroenterologist just to rule out any serious GI causes.

      Good luck :)

  12. QUESTION:
    What are the sings of an stomach ulcer ?
    ok so the last week i have being feeling dizzy, feeling sick but not being sick, stomach cramps with are really bad thay go and come any time of the day but hurts more when i eat, feels hard and hurts to touch it, i all so just started to get diarrea, so could it be an ulcer? and what are the chance of it being an ulcer?

    • ANSWER:
      Stomach ulcers present with very bad crampy stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and if they are bleeding then: blood in vomit, blood in stool (dark, tarry stool).

      Stomach ulcers usually occur in people already suffering from reflux, which is a disease where acidic stomach contents of the stomach come up the esophagus causing heartburn (chest/abdo pain). They are made worse using certain medications (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen).

      Your symptoms (dizzy, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhoea) can be caused by a variety of causes (gastritis, reflux, probably not ulcer unless you are middle-aged, bile duct or gallbladder problems, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, undiagnosed celiac disease, infections: gastroenteritis, ?urinary tract infections, pregnancy, stress/anxiety, period pain...etc).

      If your symptoms are troubling you, see your GP for proper history, examination, investigation tests and management.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a hiatus hernia?
    What does it mean when your stomach hurts and feels nausea when you drink juices or even water........is this the sign of a hiatus hernia?

    • ANSWER:
      HEARTBURN

      The most common symptom is heartburn . A lot of the time there will also be chest pain , and regurgitation (vomiting) food .

      But what IS a hiatus hernia ? What is a HIATUS ?

      The hiatus is the connection between the stomach and the food pipe (the esophagus) . The stomach contains a powerful acid called "hydrochloric acid" , it also secretes juices that help break down food substances .
      You might say why is the stomach NOT DIGESTED by it's secretions ?
      It's because the lining of the stomach is designed specially so it is not affected by the secretions , even though the stomach secretions DO cause some beakdown in ingested foods including FLESH . This is due to the excessive MUCOUS which forms a mechanical barrier protecting the stomach wall .

      A 'hiatus hernia' is when part of the stomach bulges or "herniates" into the lower esophagus .

      Thus the "valve" between the stomach and the esophagus becomes "leaky" and the symptoms are caused by the BACKFLOW of digestive secretions AND FOOD from the stomach into the esophagus .

      The esophagus is not lined by the same resistant lining of the stomach , that is why the stomach secretions damage the inner wall of the esophagus , causing EXCRUCIATING pain .

      The backflow of food causes regurgitaton (slow or passive vomiting) of food especially when the stomach is filled excessively .

      On the long run , Hiatus Hernia might cause a mutation in the cells of the lower esophagus that might turn MALIGNANT . This condition is known as Barrett's esophagus and it is considered pre-cancerous .

      Edit
      To answer your question : No , the symtoms you have are more consistent with
      1. Gastritis .
      2. Peptic ulcer disease .

  14. QUESTION:
    What is this pelvic pain - constant period like cramps?
    I've been getting period like cramps constantly for about 5 weeks now. I am really unsure what it could be but it is worrying me a little. I have done internet searches which come up with pelvic inflammatory disease. I don't think it is this as it isn't chronic pain. I don't really have any other symptoms apart from occasional dizziness. My periods are normal. It is just like mild period pains.

    • ANSWER:
      Abdominal/pelvic pain that is similar to that of period cramping may indicate a problem in a reproductive organ (like the pain around your ovaries or uterus).

      This includes conditions such as endometriosis (when tissue from the uterus is displaced to somewhere else like the pelvic wall or ovaries), uterine fibroids (thick bands of muscular and fibrous tissue in the uterus), ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer (rare), or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) infection of the reproductive organs, usually from a sexually transmitted disease.

      If you have pain in your ovary area, you might have an ovarian cyst. I have experienced that same type of pain whenever I have had an ovarian cyst. I was also diagnosed with endometriosis in 2007 which caused me severe pelvic pain and intense and painful period cramping.

      If a gynaecological reason cannot be found for the pain you are experiencing, then it could be a gastroenterology problem which could be caused by excessive gas, chronic constipation, viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu), IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome), heartburn or indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux, ulcers, cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) with or without gallstones, appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix), diverticular disease, including inflammation of small pouches that form in the large intestines (diverticulitis), bowel obstruction (in addition to pain, this causes nausea, bloating, vomiting, and inability to pass gas or stool), food allergies, food poisoning (salmonella, shigella), hernia, kidney stones, UTI’s (urinary tract infections), pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) or dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysm (bleeding into the wall of the aorta).

      Based on your symptoms and what you wrote, I would recommend that you should see your doctor/gynaecologist, and if nothing is found that you see a gastroenterologist just to rule out any serious GI causes.

      Good luck :)

  15. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of gallbladder trouble?
    I have been waking up in the middle of the night with severe pains in my stomach and goes through to my back...Gas-X will not touch it. Some suggested it might be gallbaltter.

    • ANSWER:
      Signs and symptoms of gallbladder problems can include fever, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, chills and shaking, chest pain under the breastbone, abdominal fullness and gas, and abdominal pain. Abdominal pain can be severe,located on the right side (right upper quadrant) or in the upper middle of the abdomen, may subside over 12 to 18 hours in uncomplicated cases, may be recurrent or with similar pain in past, occurs following meals, worsens during deep inspiration, radiates to the back or below the right shoulder blade (right scapular area)and worsens after eating or drinking greasy (high fat) foods or fluids. If you feel this fits your symptoms, please see your doctor.

  16. QUESTION:
    If ginger root is good for inflammation, does it also help pain and how much is needed for it to be effective?
    Any other suggestions for pain management are appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      ginger is an anti-inflammatory. it has many uses and benefits. i posted a chunk from a website below.

      it helps me. i take about a gram. everyone is different but i read that too much can be hard on the stomach. i think up to 4 grams or to tolerance is the way i interpreted it.

      i ran across an article that said tumeric is also good for pain management.

      prescription pain meds, marinol, are drugs that can be taken as well, but you need to be the right candidate for these as they have the potential to lead to addiction and may have side affects you don't want.

      i hope this helps you.

      Home Alternative Medicine Ginger Root
      Ginger Root
      Ginger Root has a long history in many cultures. The Ancient Indians used Ginger as a physical cleanser, to treat digestive ailments, and as a spiritual healer. Greeks used to wrap a piece of Ginger in bread and eat it after a long meal to help with digestion and alleviate indigestion.

      In England they added Ginger to beer creating a tonic to ease nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Perhaps the most well-known culture to use Ginger has been the Chinese, whose history of use goes back as far a 3000 B.C. They have given Ginger its traditional role as a remedy for heartburn, nausea, motion sickness, loss of appetite, vomiting, and stomach cramps. They believe Ginger is such a powerful herb, which is why it is featured in many Chinese foods.

      Today Ginger is still relied on to help control nausea and ease digestion. Ginger Root can be found in the Cleanse component of Puristat's 7-Day Cleansing System.

      Production
      Ginger Root originates from Southern China, but can be grown in the subtropics and tropics of Asia. In addition to China today it is cultivated in Jamaica , Brazil Nigeria, and the tropical areas of the United States. For best quality the Ginger Root that is being cultivated for medicinal purposes is allowed to mature for 8 to 9 months before being harvested. After harvesting the leaves are removed and the root is washed, peeled, and cut. The pieces are then left in the sun to dry. After drying the Ginger is either ground into a powder or the oil is extracted to be used.

      Nausea and Ginger
      Perhaps the most well-known use of Ginger Root is its ability to relieve nausea associated both with an upset stomach and motion sickness. "In fact, in one study, ginger was shown to be far superior to Dramamine, a commonly used over-the-counter and prescription drug for motion sickness" (the world's healthiest foods p. 2). Unlike other anti-nausea medications, Ginger Root will not cause any drowsiness because it works directly on the digestive system. Most anti-nausea medications block the message from the brain, where Ginger goes directly to the stomach to ease the problem. Ginger Root's active ingredients are gingerols and shogaols. These ingredients work to neutralize stomach acids that may be causing stomach irritation. They also increase the secretion of digestive juices to better digest foods that are already in the stomach. This combination greatly aids the digestive process providing relief from and preventing nausea.

      Gas, Indigestion and Ginger
      Ginger Root increases saliva secretions and the secretions of the stomach. Both of these actions help to sooth the entire digestive tract so there is no irritation. Gas and indigestion are often caused by these irritations of the lining of the digestive tract. Once soothed the result is a relief from any gas and indigestion discomfort one may be experiencing.

      Ginger as an Anti-Inflammatory
      The gingerols that are found in Ginger are very powerful anti-inflammatory compounds, which help relieve joint pain associated with arthritis. The gingerols inhibit the production of nitric oxide, which is responsible for the joint pain and arthritis. Once the production of nitric oxide is reduced so is the irritation on the joints providing much needed relief from those suffering from chronic arthritis. "Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly" (the world's healthiest foods p.3).

      Immune Booster
      Ginger is thought of as a "hot" spice, which means in produces a warming effect on the human body. It is this warming effect that produces a sweat, which provides an increased immunity, yes there is some truth behind "you have to sweat out a cold." The sweat glands produce a compound called dermicidin which once delivered to the skin provides protection against infection. This compound fights off any infection that may come in contact with the skin. "Ginger can not only be warming on a cold day, but can help promote healthy sweating, which is often helpful during colds and flu's" (the world's healthiest foods p.5).

      Summary of Benefits

      Ginger root is effective in relieving nausea associated with an upset stomach and motion sickness.
      The increased digestive secretions that Ginger Root produces eases gas and indigestion.
      Ginger Roots ability to reduce nitric oxide provides relief from joint pain associated with arthritis.
      There is truth to sweating out a cold, Ginger Root's ability to make you sweat provides increased immunity.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are some symptoms of being pregnant?
    If my head constantly hurts.
    I have pains in my stomach where it hurts with the slightest move (which i've never had before)
    If i feel like I have to vomit but i DON'T
    Am I pregnant?
    I'm usually on my period by now but I'm not?
    I've also been eating way more which isn't me

    • ANSWER:
      If you have any of these pregnancy symptoms, be sure to take an at home pregnancy test. It is important to receive prenatal care immediately, if the result is positive. Your doctor will tell you to take prenatal vitamins with folic acid in them as it can prevent some birth defects. Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman.

      Top Ten Pregnancy Symptoms

      Missed Menstrual Period
      Tender Breasts
      Nausea and Morning Sickness
      Fatigue
      Frequent Urination
      Headaches
      Spotting
      Light Headedness
      Constipation
      Heartburn

  18. QUESTION:
    What do you think this pain most likely is?
    I have aches in my lower right abdomen, but they've dulled recently. They started at about 1o'clock, and they're here now but they dulled down. I've got no appetite.

    I've panicked it could be appendicitis, but then i remembered i do a lot of stomach crunches (around 3000 a day). I did some first thing this morning.

    What do you think this could be? Help ASAP, i'm worried, even though the pain ISN'T strong. I'm just a worrier lol.

    • ANSWER:
      Any organ in your midsection can cause pain, including your appendix, gallbladder, pancreas, kidneys, and intestines.

      Symptoms Possible Cause Action to Take
      Intense pain in the lower right side of the abdomen, possibly starting as a vague, uncomfortable feeling around the navel. You may also have nausea, vomiting, or a slight fever. Appendicitis Go to an emergency room now
      Severe pain that starts in the upper abdomen and often spreads to the sides and the back. The pain may flare up soon after a large meal, or six to 12 hours after an episode of heavy drinking. You may also have nausea, vomiting, fever, yellowish skin, and a racing heartbeat. Pancreatitis Call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. Acute pancreatitis can cause shock, which may result in death if not treated quickly.
      Extremely sharp abdominal pain, perhaps with other acute symptoms. *Pelvic inflammatory disease
      *Heart attack
      *Perforated stomach ulcer
      *Shock, from allergy
      *Diabetic emergency
      *Poisoning Call 911 or go to an emergency room right away.
      Pain in upper right side of abdomen; may spread to right upper back, chest, or right shoulder; nausea; vomiting; or gas. Gallstones If this is your first attack, call a doctor for emergency advice.
      If you can't reach one, go to an emergency room. Don't eat or drink anything.
      In a woman who might be pregnant: severe pain that arises suddenly in the lower right or lower left abdomen, usually without vomiting or fever. Ectopic pregnancy Call the doctor for a prompt appointment. If you experience severe abdominal pain or bleeding, call 911 or go to the emergency room right away.
      Moderate to severe cramps that wax and wane, or occasional cramps that flare up after meals, and vomiting, especially if the vomit smells like stool. Other possible signs include watery or ribbon-like stools, or no stools at all. Intestinal obstruction Go to the emergency room right away.
      Pain or tenderness in the lower left side of the abdomen, along with fever.
      You may also have nausea, vomiting, chills, stomach cramps, and either diarrhea or constipation. Diverticulitis See a doctor immediately. If you have sharp abdominal pain along with fever, chills, swelling, or nausea and vomiting, call 911 or go to an emergency room right away. You may have peritonitis, a life-threatening infection of the abdominal cavity.
      Chronic abdominal pain along with dark urine and yellowish skin and eyes. Viral hepatitis See a doctor promptly.
      Pain in the back that usually spreads under the rib cage, around the front, and into the groin. Kidney stones See a doctor promptly
      Searing, stabbing pain in the upper abdomen; pain in the back between the shoulder blades; pain under the right shoulder; nausea, vomiting, and indigestion. Gallstones or an infection of the gallbladder. See your doctor promptly. If you also experience sweating, chills, and fever, see a doctor right away
      Chronic abdominal pain in the upper right quadrant, along with a fever, sore throat, and extreme fatigue. Mononucleosis or other viral infection See a doctor promptly. In addition to taking medications, you'll need to get plenty of rest.
      Bloody stools or bleeding from the rectum. In some cases, abdominal pain. Bleeding hemorrhoids, colon polyps, or (rarely) colorectal cancer. (Hemorrhoids and polyps rarely cause abdominal pain.) See a doctor promptly.
      In a woman: dull, constant pain in the lower abdomen along with vaginal discharge and fever. Pelvic inflammatory disease. See a doctor promptly.
      Dull, gnawing stomach pain that comes and goes. The pain is often worse when the stomach is empty and goes away after eating. You may also have indigestion, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, gas, and dark stools. *Stomach ulcer (peptic ulcer)
      *Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) Take an antacid or acetaminophen if necessary, but avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
      Don't drink alcohol or smoke.
      If pain persists or quickly comes back, see your doctor.
      Call 911 or go an emergency room right away if you throw up blood or anything that looks like coffee grounds; if you feel faint, chilly, or sweaty; if you have black or bloody stools, or if you feel lightheadedness, as if you would faint.
      See a doctor right away if you have sharp back pain with ulcer symptoms.
      Frequent burning pain in the upper abdomen or chest, possibly accompanied by a sour taste in the mouth, a lump in the throat, or trouble swallowing. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Suck on an antacid lozenge at the first sign of pain. Over-the-counter acid blockers can help prevent future attacks.
      If pain persists or quickly comes back, see your doctor.
      See your doctor promptly if you have trouble swallowing, especially if solid food gets stuck.
      Vague, widespread, cramp-like pain, accompanied by bloating, tiredness, gas, and occasional nausea. You may also have diarrhea, constipation,

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you have a stomach ulcer?
    My doctor put me on an aspirin regiment about two weeks ago,and I heard it can be bad on your stomach.I am also on other meds.For 5 days now my stomach doesn't feel right.I am going to call.But for now,it feels acidy,burny,gassy,and some nausea.As you can see I cant describe it well.So what does one feel like?And what do you do for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Short answer: Go see your doc!

      With my first one I was nearly 11 and just had a kind of 'burning' feeling, I guess like a bad heartburn, and I remember I kept trying to eat stuff to make the feeling go away lol, which ended up making me vomit, which is when we saw the blood.

      To be honest I couldn't remember how they treated it, so I did a Google search and found: "Doctors treat stomach and duodenal ulcers with several types of medicines including H2-blockers, acid pump inhibitors, and mucosal protective agents. When treating H. pylori, these medications are used in combination with antibiotics."

      With my second one I had the burning feeling again and actually passed blood, but I ignored it thinking it would heal by itself. When it actually started hurting I ingored it a bit longer, and then when it got worse I ignored it some more because the pain was kind of spread out over my stomach and not in one particular spot, so I figured it couldn't have been an ulcer after all.

      Turned out it'd ruptured spilling goop all through me, which was actually pretty serious.

  20. QUESTION:
    The difference between a food allergy and a food intollerance?
    I know that with an allergy your body releases histimine because the food product you ate is considered a 'foreign' or 'bad' product. (Histimine 1 deals with above the neck, histimine 2 deals with the stomach releasing excess acid)... With food intollerance, what kind of symptoms/signs do you have? Is it just having gas problems?
    oh, and with allergies one might have problems with hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, etc

    • ANSWER:
      From web MD.

      What Is a Food Allergy?
      A food allergy is an immune system response. It occurs when the body mistakes an ingredient in food -- usually a protein -- as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. Allergy symptoms develop when the antibodies are battling the "invading" food. The most common food allergies are peanuts, tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans and almonds), fish, and shellfish, milk, eggs, soy products, and wheat.

      What Is Food Intolerance?
      Food intolerance is a digestive system response rather than an immune system response. It occurs when something in a food irritates a person's digestive system or when a person is unable to properly digest or breakdown, the food. Intolerance to lactose, which is found in milk and other dairy products, is the most common food intolerance.

      What Are the Symptoms of Food Allergy?
      Symptoms of a food allergy can range from mild to severe, and the amount of food necessary to trigger a reaction varies from person to person. Symptoms of food allergy may include:

      Rash or hives
      Nausea
      Stomach pain
      Diarrhea
      Itchy skin
      Shortness of breath
      Chest pain
      Swelling of the airways to the lungs
      Anaphylaxis

      What Are the Symptoms of Food Intolerance?
      Symptoms of food intolerance include:

      Nausea
      Stomach pain
      Gas, cramps or bloating
      Vomiting
      Heartburn
      Diarrhea
      Headaches
      Irritability or nervousness

  21. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a gallbladder going bad?
    I have been having problems since at least February and am wondering if it couldbe my gallbladder. I end up having severe pain right under my sternum that shoots through to my back. It seems to vary with what I have eaten or drunk through the day...and mostly happens at night, but has happened during the day. I also have horrible heartburn, feels like some one is sitting on my chest and feel like I could vomit at any moment....any ideas as to what could be going on?

    • ANSWER:
      gall bladder symptoms:

      The symptoms of most types of gallbladder disorders are similar. Pain is usually intense and sudden, starting in the upper right abdomen and radiating to the right shoulder blade. The pain may come and go, and onset is often after a rich meal. Other symptoms include nausea and vomiting, fever and chills, and jaundice. See your healthcare provider if you have sharp persistent pain in the abdomen. He or she must rule out other causes that need immediate treatment. For example, the appendix is also on the right side of the abdomen. It is lower than the gallbladder.

      Ulcer symptoms(H. Plyori)

      Abdominal discomfort is the most common symptom. This discomfort usually

      * is a dull, gnawing ache

      * comes and goes for several days or weeks

      * occurs 2 to 3 hours after a meal

      * occurs in the middle of the night (when the stomach is empty)

      * is relieved by eating

      * is relieved by antacid medications

      Other symptoms include

      * weight loss

      * poor appetite

      * bloating

      * burping

      * nausea

      * vomiting

      Some people experience only very mild symptoms, or none at all.
      Emergency Symptoms

      If you have any of these symptoms, call your doctor right away:

      * sharp, sudden, persistent stomach pain

      * bloody or black stools

      * bloody vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds

      They could be signs of a serious problem, such as

      * perforation—when the ulcer burrows through the stomach or duodenal wall

      * bleeding—when acid or the ulcer breaks a blood vessel

      * obstruction—when the ulcer blocks the path of food trying to leave the stomach

      Hiatial Hernia

      Typical symptoms are heartburn and belching. One may have a burning taste in the mouth. Sometimes spitting up food occurs when the stomach is full. This may be more common at night. There may be a sense of food being stuck on its way down. This symptom may also be a symptom of esophageal cancer and should be evaluated by your healthcare provider.

      the reason I put all of these symptoms down is because sometimes you can be misdiagnosed. I was in fall of '99 the doctors said my gallbladder was bad. It turned out after several months of pain and testing I had the H. Polyri ulcer. It was horriable. I was never a small woman but in 4 months I lost 45 lbs and went from size 12 to a size 3. You was also was able to see every bone in my body because I have a large frame. My advice is to go to a doctor fast if you are having any of these symptoms.

  22. QUESTION:
    What do i need to do? is it just side effects to claravis?
    I have been taking claravis for 3 months now. I am an athlete and have been having tons of joint pain. Today though I have notice I feel extremely weak and faint. I have a torn mcl and it feel like its going to give out. My arms feel as though I cant use them and I am shaking a good bit. I have had some bad headaches recently, vision has blurred sometimes, and hearing has become sensitive. what is this? what do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      By the sound of it, you're having serious side effects from the medicine, you should seek medical attention ASAP. This is copied from drugs.com, and I've noticed several of the side effects listed as "serious" If you don't seek medical attention, you should at least talk to your doctor right away about these side effects.

      Common side effects -
      Abnormal hair growth; abnormal skin sensations; bleeding and redness or swelling of the gums;changes in menstrual flow; chapped lips; decreased tolerance to contact lenses; dizziness; dry eyes and mouth; dry nose that may lead to nosebleeds; dry or peeling skin; fatigue; flushing; general body discomfort; hair thinning; headache; itching; lack of energy; nervousness; respiratory tract infection; sleeplessness; sweating; temporary worsening of acne; voice changes.

      Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

      Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre, aggressive, or violent behavior; bowel pain; chest pain or pounding in the chest; dark urine; depression; difficult or painful swallowing; difficulty moving; excessive thirst or urination; fainting; fast heartbeat; fever; fractured or weak bones; hearing problems or ringing in the ears; increased pressure in the brain (pressure in the eye; nausea; vision changes; vomiting); joint or back pain; leg swelling; muscle weakness with or without pain; nausea; new or worsening heartburn; rectal bleeding; red patches or bruises on the legs; shortness of breath; seizures; severe birth defects; severe diarrhea; severe headache; skin infection; slurred speech; stomach pain or tenderness; stroke; stunted growth in children; sun sensitivity; swelling of the pancreas (fever; increased heartbeat; nausea; stomach tenderness; vomiting); swollen glands; thoughts of suicide; tightness in the lungs; vision changes; vomiting; weakness; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

      Read more: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/claravis.html#ixzz11RQYtNLR

  23. QUESTION:
    I take about 6 ibuprofen a day, what are the side effects?
    I train 21 hours a week at a gymnastics center, the pain gets unbearable sometimes, so i take 5 or 6 before each practice, i eat with it. I get a little dizzy sometimes, but I'm usually alright. What are the side effects to this? The bottle says to take no more than 6 a day, at most, so I'm not overdosing.

    • ANSWER:
      They mean 6 per day throughout the day - not all at once. I need some more info though - what are the milligrams in each pill? I mean, 6 IB tablets at 200 mg is much different than 6 at 600 mg.

      WebMD says: This drug may infrequently cause serious (rarely fatal) bleeding from the stomach or intestines. Also, related drugs rarely have caused blood clots to form, resulting in heart attacks and strokes. This medication might also rarely cause similar problems. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the benefits and risks of treatment, as well as other possible medication choices.

      If you notice any of the following rare but very serious side effects, stop taking ibuprofen and seek immediate medical attention: black stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, chest pain, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes, slurred speech.

      Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, headache, diarrhea, constipation, drowsiness, and dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

      If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

      Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: stomach pain, swelling of the hands or feet, sudden or unexplained weight gain, ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

      Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: vision changes, rapid or pounding heartbeat, easy bruising or bleeding, difficult/painful swallowing.

      Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: change in amount of urine, severe headache, very stiff neck, mental/mood changes, persistent sore throat or fever.

      This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. If you notice any of the following highly unlikely but very serious side effects, stop taking ibuprofen and consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately: yellowing eyes and skin, dark urine, unusual/extreme tiredness.

      An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

      This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the smyptoms of stomach ulcer?
    Since Sunday,I been having the WORST pain in my stomach ever ! it is unbearable. I told my cousin about and she say I might have a stomach ulcer. But I am not completely sure,and I am getting scared now. I have lost so much weight ever since Sunday,everytime I eat I feel the need to throw up. I would want to tell my mom but she might think I am going crazy or something. What are the symptoms of a stomach ulcer? And how do people get it?

    • ANSWER:
      I would recommend you contacting your doctor and going in for an appointment if you think you could have a stomach ulcer. You can also find some informative information on the source provided below.

      Symptoms of Ulcer
      There may be no symptoms of ulcers or the individual may experience:

      * A gnawing or burning pain in the abdomen between the breastbone and the navel. The pain is usually worse a couple of hours after a meal or in the middle of the night when the stomach is empty.
      * Nausea
      * Vomiting
      * Loss of appetite
      * Loss of weight
      * Tiredness (a symptom of a bleeding ulcer)
      * Weakness (a symptom of a bleeding ulcer)
      * Blood in vomit or stool. When blood is in the stool, it appears tarry or black (symptom of a bleeding ulcer).

      Tips on healing your ulcer

      * Don't smoke.
      * Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
      * Avoid caffeine and alcohol (or have them only in small amounts and on a full stomach).
      * Avoid spicy foods if they cause heartburn.

  25. QUESTION:
    Why does my stomach hurt almost everyday?
    I am 13 years old and almost everyday of my life for the past month or so I have these weird Stomach problems that feel like sometimes I have to throw up or just have to go to the bathroom. I'm wondering if it's something serious set can somebody please help me!! I don't throw up at all, its just like constant pain.

    • ANSWER:
      To give you some input of digestive disorders that you can research, go to http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov, research terms like Irritiable Bowel Syndrome(IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disease(consisting of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis)Celiac Disease. These disorders have symptoms of constipation, nausea , vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, intestinal gas. If you have taken pain relievers like Advil, Aleve, Motrin with only a sip of water, you may have burned your stomach lining. Whenever you eat, your stomach acid burns the sensitive spot on your stomach lining. You have strong heartburn with several disorders that affect the stomach. Your pain appears to be caused by digestion problems that you can learn about after reading the data at of digestive disorders.

      Everyday foods you might never suspect can make your life misable. At the federal website, click on A to Z and find the definitions of the mentioned disorders. To test yourself whether certain foods affect you, try eating gluten-free baked goods. Gluten is a protein that is in oat, rye,wheat, barley flour and can cause Celiac Disease, previously mentioned.If milk, ice cream, cheese upset your stomach, you may have an allergy to milk sugars in these substances, try Lactose-free milk, etc. Fructose(fruit sugar)is in soft drinks and most of the sweet foods we eat. Look for a sugar-subtitute called Splenda or other sugar-free sweetners. If you try these substitutes for a week and there is no change to your stomach pain, you may have one of the disorders referenced.

      Good Luck.

      Harrald

  26. QUESTION:
    Is creatine bad for your stomach or GI tract if you have GERDS or gastritis or really bad heartburn?
    Becuase it seems like everything hurts my stomach and I was going to ask the doctor about creatine but I forgot, thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. This inflammation is caused by small cuts, which are caused by:

      Excessive consumption of alcohol, coffee, drink or other irritants
      Frequent consumption of irritating food or greasy.
      Heavy smoking.
      stress
      Use of drugs such as analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, or drugs aggressive against some diseases.
      Infection by Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that attaches to the stomach wall, causing inflammation and acidity.
      Wear clothing that pulls the stomach area.
      Pregnancy.
      Consumption of citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, tomatoes also, chocolates, etc..

      All this weakens and irritates the lining of the stomach and makes it less resistant to acid secreted to the digestive process, causing gastritis. The amount of acid also increases more than usual.

      Symptoms of gastritis

      Burning sensation in the chest or the stomach
      Sour taste in mouth, bitter taste in the throat after eating or at bedtime.
      nausea
      pain
      Lack of appetite
      vomiting

      How to prevent or reduce Gastritis

      Avoid greasy, salty, spicy,
      Avoid irritants such as alcohol beverages, coffee, chocolate, etc.
      avoid Smoking
      Lose weight.
      Eat more alkaline foods such as vegetables.
      Consult with your doctor.

      Gastritis can be cured with a healthy life, less stress, good drugs. The untreated gastritis can lead to ulcers are open sores and bleeding in the stomach wall, and over time can cause cancer in the stomach.

      Gastritis is very common nowadays perhaps is the cause your stomach hurts after eating. A very common symptom is the generation of lot of gas and burning sensation in the stomach.

  27. QUESTION:
    What exactly is acid integestion and heartburn?
    I have this weird gurgling and rumbling in my tummy, is that integestion? Also, what does it feel like?

    • ANSWER:
      Indigestion, also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, is discomfort or a burning feeling in the upper abdomen, often accompanied by nausea, abdominal bloating, belching, and sometimes vomiting. Some people also use the term indigestion to describe the symptom of heartburn.

      Indigestion might be caused by a disease in the digestive tract such as ulcer or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), but for many people, it results from eating too much, eating too quickly, eating high-fat foods, or eating during stressful situations. Smoking, drinking too much alcohol, using medications that irritate the stomach lining, being tired, and having ongoing stress can also cause indigestion or make it worse.

      Some people have persistent indigestion that is not related to any of these factors. This type of indigestion—called functional or nonulcer dyspepsia—may be caused by a problem in the muscular squeezing action of the stomach (motility).

      To diagnose indigestion, the doctor might perform tests for problems, like ulcers. In the process of diagnosis, a person may have x rays of the stomach and small intestine or undergo endoscopy, in which the doctor uses an instrument to look at the inside of the stomach.

      Avoiding the foods and situations that seem to cause indigestion in some cases is the most successful way to treat it. Heartburn caused by acid reflux is usually improved by treatment with antacids, H2-blockers, or proton pump inhibitors. Smokers can help relieve their indigestion by quitting smoking, or at least not smoking right before eating. Exercising with a full stomach may cause indigestion, so scheduling exercise before a meal or at least an hour afterward might help.

      To treat indigestion caused by a functional problem in the digestive tract, the doctor may prescribe medicine that affects stomach motility.

      Because indigestion can be a sign of, or mimic, a more serious disease, people should see a doctor if they have

      vomiting, weight loss, or appetite loss

      black tarry stools or blood in vomit

      severe pain in the upper right abdomen

      discomfort unrelated to eating

      indigestion accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating, or pain radiating to the jaw, neck, or arm

      symptoms that persist for more than 2 weeks

  28. QUESTION:
    gastric cancers: What are the symptoms of gastric cancer?
    I always feel bloated. and have difficulties burping. i feel extreme pain from my stomach to my abdomen whenever i eat. I get feverish at nights.

    • ANSWER:
      Gastric cancer symptoms can include indigestion, heartburn, pain in the abdomen, nausea and vomiting, as well as bowel ailments, bloating and fatigue. However, people often ignore the symptoms of gastric cancer because they associate them with other stomach maladies. Also, because these symptoms are usually mild, early diagnosis is rare. In fact, only 10 to 20 percent of gastric cancers are diagnosed before spreading to other areas of the body. If treated early, gastric cancer has a good cure rate. However, the prognosis worldwide is generally poor, with only about 2 in 10 of those affected surviving for five years after diagnosis. Being diagnosed with cancer, such as gastric cancer, can be a very sobering and frightening experience. But there is hope! Discover why we believe that natural medicine treatments are the best way to treat gastric cancer and strengthen the immune system

  29. QUESTION:
    What are the social behavior effects of taking risperidone?
    Social effects (depending on the drug: either societal, or how an individual acts differently, or both)

    • ANSWER:
      Risperidone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
      drowsiness

      dizziness

      nausea

      vomiting

      diarrhea

      constipation

      heartburn

      dry mouth

      increased saliva

      increased appetite

      weight gain

      stomach pain

      anxiety

      agitation

      restlessness

      dreaming more than usual

      difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

      decreased sexual interest or ability

      breastmilk production

      vision problems

      muscle or joint pain

      dry or discolored skin

      difficulty urinating

      What special precautions should I follow?Return to top
      Before taking risperidone,
      tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to risperidone or any other medications.
      tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: antidepressants; carbamazepine (Tegretol); cimetidine (Tagamet); clozapine (Clozaril); dopamine agonists such as bromocriptine (Parlodel), cabergoline (Dostinex), levodopa (Dopar, Larodopa), pergolide (Permax), and ropinirole (Requip); medications for anxiety, high blood pressure, or seizures; other medications for mental illness; paroxetine (Paxil); phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton); phenytoin (Dilantin); quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex); ranitidine (Zantac); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane); sedatives; sleeping pills; tranquilizers; and valproic acid (Depakote, Depakene). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
      tell your doctor if you use or have ever used street drugs or large amounts of alcohol; if you have ever overused prescription medications; if you have or have ever had Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance); difficulty swallowing; breast cancer; angina (chest pain); irregular heartbeat; high or low blood pressure; heart failure; a heart attack; a stroke; seizures; heart, kidney or liver disease; or if you or anyone in your family has or has ever had diabetes. Also tell your doctor if you have ever had to stop taking a medication for mental illness because of severe side effects.
      tell your doctor if you are pregnant, especially if you are in the last few months of your pregnancy, or if you plan to become pregnant or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking risperidone, call your doctor. Risperidone may cause problems in newborns following delivery if it is taken during the last months of pregnancy.
      if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking risperidone.
      you should know that risperidone may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.
      you should know that alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this medication. Do not drink alcohol while taking risperidone.
      you should know that you may experience hyperglycemia (increases in your blood sugar) while you are taking this medication, even if you do not already have diabetes. If you have schizophrenia, you are more likely to develop diabetes than people who do not have schizophrenia, and taking risperidone or similar medications may increase this risk. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms while you are taking risperidone: extreme thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, blurred vision, or weakness. It is very important to call your doctor as soon as you have any of these symptoms, because high blood sugar that is not treated can cause a serious condition called ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis may become life-threatening if it is not treated at an early stage. Symptoms of ketoacidosis include: dry mouth, upset stomach and vomiting, shortness of breath, breath that smells fruity, and decreased consciousness.
      you should know that risperidone may make it harder for your body to cool down when it gets very hot or warm up when it gets very cold. Tell your doctor if you plan to do vigorous exercise or be exposed to extremely high or low temperatures.
      you should know that risperidone may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting when you get up too quickly from a lying position. This is more common when you first start taking risperidone. To avoid this problem, get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.
      if you have phenylketonuria (PKU, an inherited condition in which a special diet must be followed to prevent mental retardation), you should know that the orally disintegrating tablets contain phenylalanine.

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a694015.html#side-effects

  30. QUESTION:
    What's the difference between "gastritis" and "heartburn"?
    What's the best over-the-counter antacids to combat it? Pepcid doesn't work at all for me.

    • ANSWER:
      What Is Gastritis?

      Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute) or gradually (chronic).

      What Causes Gastritis?

      Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. It may also be caused by any of the following:

      * Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori): A bacteria that lives in the mucous lining of the stomach. Without treatment the infection can lead to ulcers, and in some people, stomach cancer.
      * Pernicious anemia: A form of anemia that occurs when the stomach lacks a naturally occurring substance needed to properly absorb and digest vitamin B12.
      * Bile reflux: A backflow of bile into the stomach from the bile tract (that connects to the liver and gallbladder).
      * Infections caused by bacteria and viruses

      If gastritis is left untreated, it can lead to a severe loss in blood, or in some cases increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.

      What Are the Symptoms of Gastritis?
      Symptoms of gastritis vary among individuals, and in many people there are no symptoms. However, the most common symptoms include:

      * Nausea or recurrent upset stomach
      * Abdominal bloating
      * Abdominal pain
      * Vomiting
      * Indigestion
      * Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night
      * Hiccups
      * Loss of appetite
      * Vomiting blood or coffee ground-like material
      * Black, tarry stools

      What Is the Treatment for Gastritis?

      Treatment for gastritis usually involves:

      * Taking antacids and other drugs to reduce stomach acid, which causes further irritation to inflamed areas.
      * Avoiding hot and spicy foods.
      * For gastritis caused by H. pylori infection, your doctor will prescribe a regimen of several antibiotics plus an acid blocking drug (used for heartburn).
      * If the gastritis is caused by pernicious anemia, B12 vitamin shots will be given.

      Once the underlying problem disappears, the gastritis usually does, too. You should talk to your doctor before stopping any medicine or starting any gastritis treatment on your own.

      What Is Heartburn?

      Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. (Some of the symptoms, however, are similar to those of a heart attack or heart disease.) Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid.

      With gravity's help, a muscular valve called the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, keeps stomach acid in the stomach. The LES is located where the esophagus meets the stomach -- below the rib cage and slightly left of center. Normally it opens to allow food into the stomach or to permit belching; then it closes again. But if the LES opens too often or does not close tight enough, stomach acid can reflux, or seep, into the esophagus and cause a burning sensation.

      Occasional heartburn isn't dangerous, but chronic heartburn can indicate serious problems and can develop into gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Heartburn is a daily occurrence for about 10% of Americans and up to 50% of pregnant women. It's an occasional nuisance for 30% of the population.

      What Causes It?

      The basic cause of heartburn is an underactive lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, that doesn't tighten as it should. Two excesses often contribute to this problem: too much food in the stomach (overeating) or too much pressure on the stomach (frequently from obesity or pregnancy). Certain foods commonly relax the LES, including tomatoes, citrus fruits, garlic, onions, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, caffeinated products, and peppermint. Dishes high in fats and oils (animal or vegetable) often lead to heartburn, as do certain medications. Stress increases acid production and can cause heartburn. And smoking, which relaxes the LES and stimulates stomach acid, is a major contributor.

  31. QUESTION:
    Why does my stomach hurt after eating?
    For the past 3 days I've been having a really bad pain in my stomach after eating. I also can't stop burping after I take a bite of anything. The only thing I found that doesn't make my stomach hurt is lemonade. I'm a 14 year old girl. Does anyone have any idea what's going on?

    • ANSWER:
      If your stomach hurts only after eating there several diseases but especially three that affect a large number of people around the world are:

      If your stomach hurts after eating you should read this!Gastritis
      Ulcers
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Both gastritis and ulcers are closely related and similar diseases, their symptoms are very similar and both diseases are very common, causing heartburn, stomach pain after eating, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation, and more symptoms.

      A common cause of gastritis and ulcers is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium is one of the major reasons that most people develop ulcers and gastritis. This bacterium infects adheres to the stomach, causing an excess of acid, which in turn causes gastritis and ulcers and this causes your stomach hurts after eating.

      Both gastritis and ulcers can lead to major health problems without treatment and with the passage of time the gastric cancer may appear.

      For all the above is very important to look after our health and assist with a medical gastroenterologist.

      Irritable Bowel syndrome is another condition placed very common, the United States alone, 14% of the population has suffered from this disorder, in other countries like Mexico to 35% of the population have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome.

      Irritable bowel syndrome has many symptoms for it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, the most common are that your stomach hurts after eating, often intermittent abdominal pain, anytime, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal swelling, intestinal dysmotility, in some patients also have fever, nausea and even vomiting.

      This syndrome has more symptoms such as esophageal reflux (heartburn), fibromyalgia (muscle pain and fatigue), chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, headache, backache.
      What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      So far has not discovered the exact cause leading to the emergence of this syndrome, but there are factors that most likely originate from this disease are:

      After having an intestinal infection many patients develop irritable bowel syndrome, although the causes are unknown.

      It is believed that stress is a major cause,

  32. QUESTION:
    what is gastritis? and do you have to have "heartburn" with it?
    so these are the symptoms of gastritis:

    Abdominal upset
    Abdominal pain
    Belching
    Abdominal bloating
    Nausea
    Vomiting
    Feeling of fullness
    Burning sensation in the upper abdomen
    Blood in vomit or black stools

    but all i have is the abdominal pain, nausea, vomitting from eating only, and feeling of fullness constantly. is it possible to still have gastritis?

    i went to the ER last night, and he said that i may have gastritis. but they say usually the whole heartburn symptoms are the main ones. i never have heartburn. also could this lead to stomach cancer? or could it be a sign of stomach cancer? there's a history of that in my family. oh and i know it's not my gallbladder, had it removed in nov. 2006.
    thanks, i am already seeing a digestive disease dr. they are still unsure what the problem could be. the one i'm seeing now makes the 3rd one.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see a Gastroenterologist one who specializes in the gi tract, stomach,colon.

  33. QUESTION:
    Drinking plenty of fluids during the day and not urinating as often?
    I'm 22 weeks pregnant. I drink plenty of fluids during the day but I don't urinate as much as I used to. I'm not peeing few drops either, it just isn't the waterfall amount of urine that it was before. I drink about 6 to 8 cups of fluids per day. Should I drink more water?

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of severe preeclampsia include:

      Headache that does not go away
      Belly pain on the right side, below the ribs. Pain may also be felt in the right shoulder, and can be confused with heartburn, gallbladder pain, a stomach virus, or the baby kicking
      Irritability
      Decreased urine output, not urinating very often
      Nausea and vomiting (worrisome sign)
      Vision changes, including temporary blindness, seeing flashing lights or spots, sensitivity to light, and blurry vision

      if you have any of these other symptoms i would suggest you go to a doctor soon, but go get a check up just to be safe anyways. pregnancy is emotional and stressful time, don't worry yourself too much

  34. QUESTION:
    How many times can I drink fresh ginger boiled in water per day to keep my body warm during winter?
    I am a 43 male with 130/90 controlled blood pressure (taking a daily dosage of maintenance) I just want to ask how many times can I drink a warm (fresh ginger boiled in water) in a day to keep my body warm the whole day during dry winter season. Please advise. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      I take ginger for an upset stomach and the dosage is 2-4 grams per day. But real ginger can be taken/eaten safely if you're not allergic....so I thought...so I looked up "Dosage and administration of ginger"

      -----Ginger is used in teas, ginger ale, ginger beer, capsules, broths, and as a spice. The usual daily ginger intake is 2 to 4g per day. For prevention or treatment of motion sickness, take 500 – 1000 mg of dried ginger powder before travel. For the treatment of nausea associated with pregnancy, women can take up to 1 gram daily. To relieve arthritis pain, take fresh ginger juice, extract, or tea, 2 to 4 grams daily. To prevent vomiting, take 0.5 to 2 grams daily.

      Side effects, precautions, interactions *------Ginger is a safe herb with a wide dosage range. Side effects associated with ginger are rare, but if taken in excessive doses the herb may cause mild heartburn. Large doses of ginger may cause cardiac effects, depression of the central nervous system and heartburn. Ginger can also interfere with absorption of tetracycline, digoxin, sulfa drugs, and phenothiazines. Ginger's components may interfere with normal blood clotting. High doses (6 grams or more) may damage the stomach lining and could eventually lead to ulcers. Patients with gallstones or an allergy to ginger shouldn't take ginger.

  35. QUESTION:
    I've been getting weird stomach aches where I eat barely anything and feel like I ate a whole buffet?
    I feel stuffed whenever I barely eat anything.
    And sometimes whenever I eat a sandwich and I'm full then about 10 minutes later I feel starved and I start shaking because I feel like I haven't eaten in days.
    I really need help but I'm not ready to go to the doctor unless I find out if it could be serious or not.

    • ANSWER:
      The feeling really full when you haven't eaten much is probably gas. Do you find yourself needing to burp a lot when that happens? Sometimes when I'm that way I don't really burp that much but if I do it releives the discomfort for a minute or two.

      the feeling starved just minutes after feeling full I'm not sure about. It could also be to do with gas tho. So why would you be getting gassy all the time? I usually get it the worst when I haven't been eating regularly. If I'm starving when I eat, I'll get gassy. I don't usually take anything stronger than Tums or Pepto for it but if it's a daily problem I know there are several different subscriptions that could help.

      Check out this website http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gas-and-gas-pains/DG00014 It says it's time to see your doctor when you have these symptoms
      Diarrhea
      Constipation
      Nausea or vomiting
      Weight loss
      Abdominal or rectal pain
      Persistent heartburn
      Blood in stools
      Fever

  36. QUESTION:
    what caused for all the stomach pains to happen?
    we had a barbeque yesterday and now today my mom, dad, and uncle are sick. what could have caused that? was it something in the chicken? was it raw?

    • ANSWER:
      Abdominal pain can be widespread or localized to one area, such as lower or left side abdominal pain. Learn what causes different types of abdominal pain.

      * Appendicitis
      * Cholecystitis
      * Esophageal Cancer

      * Esophageal Spasm
      * Esophageal Varices
      * Esophagitis

      * Food Poisoning
      * Gerd
      * Heartburn

      Food Poisoning - If you have diarrhea, nausea, or stomach cramps, food poisoning may be the cause.

      Food poisoning, also called foodborne illness, is a common, distressing, and sometimes life-threatening problem for millions of people in the U.S., and throughout the world. People infected with foodborne organisms may be symptom-free or may have symptoms ranging from mild intestinal discomfort to severe dehydration and bloody diarrhea.

      The cause of abdominal problems can be hard to pinpoint. Sometimes minor and serious abdominal problems start with the same symptoms. Fortunately, most abdominal problems are minor, and home treatment is all that is needed.

      After a minor abdominal injury, pain, nausea, or vomiting may occur but often gets better in a few minutes. Pain and other symptoms that continue, increase, or develop following an injury may mean an abdominal organ has been damaged.

      Many medicines can cause abdominal pain. Some medicines also cause side effects, such as constipation, that can make abdominal pain worse.

      You can visit a chiropractor or check http://martinfamilychiropractic.com/ to help you find a relief in your stomach pain.

  37. QUESTION:
    I have been on the depo for 6 months now and have always gotten my period, Can I be pregnant?
    I've always had a brown discharge while on the depo but now I've been bleeding a light pink/red for over 2 weeks with headaches. I know these can be side effects but the Dr told me to take a home pregnancy test and that freaked me out! Is there a chance I can be pregnant? I have been feeling sick to my stomach lately but that's about it!

    • ANSWER:
      These are the known adverse effects of Depo-Provera:

      abdominal pain or cramping
      acne
      back ache
      breast swelling or tenderness
      brown spots on exposed skin, possibly long-lasting
      changes in menstrual bleeding:
      increased amounts of menstrual bleeding occurring at regular monthly periods
      heavier uterine bleeding between regular monthly periods
      lighter uterine bleeding between menstrual periods
      stopping of menstrual periods
      constipation
      decreased bone mineral density
      diarrhea
      dizziness
      fatigue
      heartburn
      hot flashes
      loss or gain of body, facial, or scalp hair
      loss of sexual desire
      mild headache
      mood changes
      nausea and vomiting
      nervousness
      pain or irritation at place of injection
      painful periods
      rapid heartbeat
      swelling of face, ankles, or feet
      trouble sleeping
      unusual tiredness or weakness

      However, if you missed your period for 7 to 10 days then it's ideal to take a PT there's a possibility that you're pregnant.

  38. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to drink while taking the antibiotic Augmentin?
    My 25th birthday is tomorrow and I don't want to spend it with my head in the toilet!

    • ANSWER:
      I would not drink while taking Augmentin.

      Here is a little information on the medication for you. Link is provided below.

      What drug(s) may interact with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid?
      •allopurinol
      •birth control pills
      •methotrexate
      •neomycin
      •probenecid

      Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

      What side effects may I notice from taking amoxicillin/clavulanic acid?
      Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
      •difficulty breathing, wheezing
      •dark yellow or brown urine
      •dizziness
      •fever or chills, sore throat
      •headache
      •increased thirst
      •pain or difficulty passing urine
      •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
      •seizures (convulsions)
      •skin rash, itching
      •stomach pain or cramps
      •swollen joints
      •severe or watery diarrhea
      •unusual bleeding or bruising
      •unusual weakness or tiredness
      •yellowing of the eyes or skin

      Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
      •diarrhea
      •loss of appetite
      •nausea, vomiting
      •stomach gas or heartburn

  39. QUESTION:
    What happens if you have an overdose on couprofen?
    How many does it take to kill you? (dont worry im not suicidal, just wondering what happens when you overdose.)

    • ANSWER:
      Cuprofen's active ingredient is ibuprofen.
      overdose of ibuprofen can be fatal. symptoms of overdose include:

      Eyes, ears, nose, throat, and mouth:
      •Ringing in the ears
      •Blurred vision

      Gastrointestinal:
      •Diarrhoea
      •Heartburn
      •Nausea
      •Stomach pain (possible bleeding in stomach and intestines)
      •Vomiting

      Kidneys:
      •Little to no urine production

      Lungs:
      •Breathing - difficult
      •Breathing - slow
      •Wheezing

      Nervous system:
      •Headache
      •Agitation
      •Incoherence (not understandable)
      •Confusion
      •Coma
      •Drowsiness
      •Seizures
      •Dizziness
      •Unsteadiness

      Skin:
      •Rash
      •Sweating

      Cuprofen Plus's active ingredients are ibuprofen and codeine. codeine in overdose can easily kill. symptoms of cideine overdose are:

      •Muscle spasticity
      •Shallow breathing
      •Pinpoint pupils
      •Itchy skin
      •Bluish skin
      •Bluish fingernails
      •Bluish lips
      •Gastrointestinal spasms
      •Weak pulse
      •Reduced blood pressure
      •Constipation
      •Slowed breathing
      •Cold skin
      •Clammy skin
      •Seizures
      •Drowsiness
      Coma
      Death

      death is possible even if a small overdose is taken. an overdose is any dose taken over the directed or prescribed dose.

  40. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a Motrin overdose?
    I'm writing a health paper on the dangers of overdosing on over the counter medications. What are the symptoms of an Motrin overdose and what percent experience the symptoms? Could you please cite your sources (I need them for the paper)? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Important safety information:
      Motrin may cause dizziness or drowsiness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Motrin with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
      Serious stomach ulcers or bleeding can occur with the use of Motrin . Taking it in high doses or for a long time, smoking, or drinking alcohol increases the risk of these side effects. Taking Motrin with food will NOT reduce the risk of these effects. Contact your doctor or emergency room at once if you develop severe stomach or back pain; black, tarry stools; vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds; or unusual weight gain or swelling.
      Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
      Motrin has ibuprofen in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has ibuprofen in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
      Do not take aspirin while you are using Motrin unless your doctor tells you to.
      Lab tests, including kidney function, complete blood cell counts, and blood pressure, may be done to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
      Use Motrin with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects, including stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
      Motrin should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
      PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Motrin may cause harm to the fetus. Do not take it during the last 3 months of pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of taking Motrin while you are pregnant. It is not known if Motrin is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Motrin .
      Possible side effects of Motrin :
      All medicines can cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

      Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; headache; heartburn; nausea; stomach pain or upset.

      Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
      Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; trouble breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody or black, tarry stools; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain; confusion; dark urine; depression; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; mental or mood changes; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe headache or dizziness; severe or persistent stomach pain or nausea; severe vomiting; shortness of breath; stiff neck; sudden or unexplained weight gain; swelling of hands, legs, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual joint or muscle pain; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision or speech changes; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

      I hope this helps! ---

  41. QUESTION:
    How does the body change during pregnancy?
    What changes occur in the appearance of the woman? And where does the weight normally go to? Do some women only gain in their belly area? I would think that a woman who is in good shape and continues to eat right during pregnancy would only get a belly, and not much more fat. Is this correct? I'm worrying about the shape of my body being different after baby because somebody told me, you can lose the weight but never get your shape back because it's different after the baby. Is this always true?

    • ANSWER:
      Pregnancy is a natural state and one that is different for every woman every time. I have had three pregnancies and deliveries and they were all different. You never know exactly what you¡¦re going to get, but it does help to be prepared by knowing what changes your body will likely go through. Follow the changes your body goes through trimester by trimester. You can expect to feel all or some of them.

      The first trimester (Week 1 - Week 12)

      „h Cessation of menstrual period

      „h Morning sickness that occurs at any time, day or night, or all day and night. This includes nausea and/or vomiting

      „h Excessive saliva

      „h Swollen and tender breasts

      „h Darkening of the areola

      „h Frequent urination

      „h Fatigue

      „h Constipation

      „h Heartburn

      „h Mood swings -- feel angry, sad, or happy for no reason

      „h Stuffy nose and allergies¡Xeven if you have never suffered from them before

      „h Food cravings

      The second trimester (Week 13 - Week 26)

      „h Weight gain and thickening of the waist

      „h Fetal movement

      „h Dry skin on stomach where the skin is stretching

      „h Breasts increase in size¡Xtime for new bras

      „h Hemorrhoids

      „h Heartburn

      „h Indigestion

      „h Constipation

      „h Nosebleeds

      „h Slight swelling of the feet, hands, ankles and face

      „h Development of a dark line on the skin between your navel and your pubic area.

      „h Development of a "mask" or darker area on your face

      „h Backaches that can remain throughout pregnancy

      „h Nipple secretions

      „h Muscle cramps, particularly in the legs and at night

      „h Gas pains

      „h Changes in your hair: it can become less oily

      „h Skin problems

      The third trimester (Week 27 - 40)

      „h Increased fetal movement

      „h Protrusion of navel

      „h Increased backaches

      „h Shortness of breath

      „h Braxton Hicks contractions AKA false labor

      „h Groin pains

      „h Stretch marks

      „h Difficulty sleeping

      „h Varicose veins

      Your entire system is readjusted when you¡¦re pregnant. The heart pumps more blood and the lungs work more efficiently, as does the digestive system. With these and more changes occurring, it is no wonder that pregnancy can be uncomfortable. Minor aches and pains can be dealt with; however, you should never ignore pain or extreme fatigue, which can be warning signs of trouble. Always consult your health care provider if you experience any of these changes:

      „h pain or burning during urination

      „h vaginal spotting or bleeding

      „h leaking or gushing from vagina

      „h blister or sore in vaginal area

      „h uterine contractions

      „h severe nausea or vomiting

      „h severe abdominal pain

      „h chills and fever over 100 degrees

      „h dizziness or lightheadedness

      „h severe headache

      „h swelling of the face, eyes, fingers or toes

      „h sudden weight gain

      „h visual problems

      „h noticeably reduced fetal movement

      „h absence of fetal movement for 24 hours

      „h a hot, reddened painful area behind your knee or calf

      And just when you think you can¡¦t take it another day¡Xta da! ¡Xthe biggest changes of all: labor and delivery!

  42. QUESTION:
    How serious are the side effects for abilify?
    My doctor is switching me from Zyprexa to Abilify due to blood sugar problems and minor wieght gain... I know most people gain some weight from Zyprexa, how serious are the side effects for weight gain and high blood sugar like with Abilify?

    • ANSWER:
      Anxiety, headaches, and insomnia are among the common side effects reported with Abilify. Side effects that are not as common include hemorrhoids, gas, and acne. Most people tolerate Abilify well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.

      The most common Abilify side effects:
      •Headaches -- in up to 27 percent of people
      •A sedated feeling -- up to 23 percent
      •Agitation -- up to 19 percent
      •Insomnia -- up to 18 percent
      •Fatigue -- up to 17 percent
      •Anxiety -- up to 17 percent
      •Drowsiness -- up to 16 percent
      •Nausea -- up to 15 percent
      •Vomiting -- up to 14 percent
      •Restlessness -- up to 12 percent
      •Constipation -- up to 11 percent.

      Some other common side effects (occurring in 2 percent to 10 percent of people):
      •Dizziness
      •Indigestion or heartburn
      •Shakiness (tremors)
      •Weight gain
      •Restlessness
      •Fatigue
      •Dry mouth
      •Joint pain
      •Throat pain
      •Blurred vision
      •Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
      •Pain
      •Cough
      •Nasal congestion
      •Increased salivation
      •Swelling or water retention in the arms, legs, or feet.

      There are a number of side effects with Abilify that you should report to your healthcare provider. Although most of these side effects are quite rare. Serious side effects include but are not limited to:
      •Signs of diabetes, such as high blood sugar, increased thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger
      •Large or rapid weight gain
      •Suicidal thoughts
      •High blood pressure (hypertension)
      •Dizziness or fainting when going from a sitting or lying-down position to standing
      •Feelings of internal restlessness or jitteriness
      •Any abnormal muscle movements (these movements can become permanent if Abilify is not stopped quickly)
      •Signs or symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which can include a high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, iIrregular pulse or blood pressure, an increased heart rate (tachycardia), sweating, irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
      •Signs of an allergic reaction

      Abilify works well for most people.

  43. QUESTION:
    Can someone have declining cardiac health for a while and then die of a heart attack?
    Or is it termed something different if they are already ill? I don't know if a heart attack is only a term given when the heart failure happens suddenly. Also, on TV they are always brought on by stress aren't they, but can they just happen whenever, i,e. going back to my original question, to someone has poor cardiac health? This is for use in a story rather than real life - I have a character having a heart attack after a period of illness that is not brought on by anything stressful and now I am doubting the accuracy. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Heart attack symptoms vary widely. The symptoms you experience may be different from those experienced by a relative or neighbor. For instance, you may have only minor chest pain while someone else has excruciating pain. In addition, women often have different heart attack symptoms than do men.
      One thing applies to everyone, though: If you suspect you're having a heart attack, call for emergency medical help immediately. Don't waste time trying to diagnose the symptoms yourself.
      Symptom Description
      Chest discomfort or pain This discomfort or pain can feel like a tight ache, pressure, fullness or squeezing in the center of your chest lasting more than a few minutes. This discomfort may come and go.
      Upper body pain Pain or discomfort may spread beyond your chest to your shoulders, arms, back, neck, teeth or jaw. You may have upper body pain with no chest discomfort.
      Stomach pain Pain may extend downward into your abdominal area and may feel like heartburn.
      Shortness of breath You may pant for breath or try to take in deep breaths. This often occurs before you develop chest discomfort.
      Anxiety You may feel a sense of doom or feel as if you're having a panic attack for no apparent reason.
      Lightheadedness You may feel dizzy or feel like you might pass out.
      Sweating You may suddenly break into a sweat with cold, clammy skin.
      Nausea and vomiting You may feel sick to your stomach or vomit.

  44. QUESTION:
    I took a diet pill years ago, is there something else like it?
    I used to take a diet pill that I think had "Phin Phin" Phentermine in it. I lost 50lbs. It has been ten years and another 40lbs. Is there anything like the old diet pill I used to take. All I remember is I had a ton of energy to lose weight and exercise. I really need something to help with my energy. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      phentermine is basically a class A amphetamine, this is a drug also common amoungst drug addicts, but for a while was classed as an appetite suppressant and gave hectic energy in the dieting drug industry. depending on the country you are living in, some laws have banned the sale of phentermine in the country. britain for example, and therefore you wont find it in the pharmacies or on the shelf. this drug has many negative side effects inluding:
      Insomnia
      Hypertension
      Irritability
      Nervousness
      Euphoria
      Dry mouth
      Unpleasant taste
      Blurred vision
      Heartburn/Acid reflux
      Changes in libido
      Clumsiness
      Confusion
      Diarrhea
      Dizziness
      Headache
      Arrhythmia
      Nausea or vomiting
      Psychosis
      Skin rash or itching
      Stomach pain
      Fatigue
      Pupil dilation

      this drug is also known to be the cause of "sudden death", a small but fatal heart attack. if this info hasn't put you off, like i said it is illegal to SELL the drug in some countrys, but it is not neccissarily to buy it. check out the laws, and try your luck ordering it in off the net. hope this has helped :)

  45. QUESTION:
    What can Naproxen 500mg pills do to you?
    I now what they are used for but if you take a lot like 6 what would the effects be? I'm not asking if they make you high.

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms

      Body as a whole
      Unsteadiness
      Respiratory
      Slow, labored breathing
      Wheezing
      Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
      Ringing in the ears
      Blurred vision
      Skin - rash
      Gastrointestinal
      Nausea, vomiting
      Diarrhea
      Stomach pain
      Heartburn
      Possible bleeding in the stomach and intestinal areas
      Heart and blood vessels
      Circulatory failure
      Nervous system
      Severe headache

  46. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a stomach ulcer?
    and can teenagers get them?

    • ANSWER:
      Anyone can have a stomach ulcer.
      Symptoms of a peptic ulcer can be:

      Abdominal pain, classically epigastric with severity relating to mealtimes, after around 3 hours of taking a meal (duodenal ulcers are classically relieved by food, while gastric ulcers are exacerbated by it);
      Bloating and abdominal fullness
      Waterbrash (rush of saliva after an episode of regurgitation to dilute the acid in esophagus)
      Nausea, and lots of vomiting
      Loss of appetite and weight loss;
      Hematemesis (vomiting of blood); this can occur due to bleeding directly from a gastric ulcer, or from damage to the esophagus from severe/continuing vomiting.
      Melena (tarry, foul-smelling faeces due to oxidized iron from hemoglobin)
      Rarely, an ulcer can lead to a gastric or duodenal perforation. This is extremely painful and requires immediate surgery.
      A history of heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and use of certain forms of medication can raise the suspicion for peptic ulcer. Medicines associated with peptic ulcer include NSAID (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) that inhibit cyclooxygenase, and most glucocorticoids (e.g. dexamethasone and prednisolone).

      In patients over 45 with more than 2 weeks of the above symptoms, the odds for peptic ulceration are high enough to warrant rapid investigation by EGD (see below).

      The timing of the symptoms in relation to the meal may differentiate between gastric and duodenal ulcers: A gastric ulcer would give epigastric pain during the meal, as gastric acid is secreted, or after the meal, as the alkaline duodenal contents reflux into the stomach. Symptoms of duodenal ulcers would manifest mostly before the meal — when acid (production stimulated by hunger) is passed into the duodenum. However, this is not a reliable sign in clinical practice.

  47. QUESTION:
    What are the most important medical symptoms women should not ignore?

    • ANSWER:
      While any symptom that causes you distress should be reported to your doctor, there are some specific signs no woman should ever ignore. They include:

      Heart attack: Pain or discomfort in the center of the chest sometimes accompanied by pain in the upper body including arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach; shortness of breath; a cold sweat; nausea; and lightheadedness.
      Stroke: Sudden or developing problems with speech, sight, balance, and coordination, as well as numbness or weakness in the face, arms, or legs.
      Reproductive health problems: Bleeding or spotting between periods; itching, burning, bumps, blisters, or sores on the vagina or genital area; pain during sex; severe menstrual pain; severe pelvic pain; unusual vaginal discharge, particularly with a strong odor; lower back pain with bloating and/or feelings of fullness.
      Breast problems: Nipple discharge, breast tenderness or pain, changes in the skin covering the breast or nipples (ridges, dimpling, pitting, swelling, redness, or scaling), a lump or thickening in the tissue of the breast or underarm area, or tenderness in these areas.
      Digestive or stomach problems: Bleeding from the rectum; blood or mucus in the stool or black stools; change in bowel habits; constipation, diarrhea, or both; constant heartburn; pain or feeling of fullness in stomach; bloating; vomiting blood.
      Skin problems: Changes in the color, shape, or size of a mole; small lump on skin that is smooth, shiny, and waxy and often reddish brown in color; painful, crusty, scaling, or oozing skin lesions that don’t heal within 14 days.

  48. QUESTION:
    Does food acid in drinks irritate your stomach?
    Every time i drink juice that has food acid in it it irritates my stomach.

    • ANSWER:
      The stomach can become inflamed due to bacterial infections and eating certain foods. Stomach inflammation -- gastritis -- causes symptoms including indigestion, heartburn, abdominal pain, hiccups, nausea, vomiting and dark stools.

      Gastritis is the inflammation of the stomach lining. The stomach lining becomes inflamed due to infection or foods that cause stomach irritation. Inflammation can occur when the barrier that protects your stomach from acids becomes weakened or damaged. Gastritis can be acute or chronic. Acute gastritis occurs quickly and ends quickly. Chronic gastritis develops gradually and lasts for an extended period.

      Gastritis might be prevented by eating smaller and more frequent meals and by avoiding irritating foods. Spicy, acidic, fried or fatty foods -- including peppers, chilies and foods that contain capsicum -- cause stomach irritation. Fatty foods including hamburgers, fried chicken, potato chips, hot dogs and steak may aggravate the stomach.

      Good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    Every time I drink, even a little, I eventually vomit everything in my stomach. Why?
    I'm almost always sober by the time the vomiting happens. I then spend the next few hours with a terrible stomach ache, over a trash barrel. I don't believe the vomiting stems from drinking too much alcohol, as its usually just a few drinks. Medical opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      It's likely that you have an alcohol intolerance, which means you are more sensitive to the normal effects of alcohol. Alcohol can cause a variety of immediate adverse effects on the body, including headache, rapid heartbeat, nausea or vomiting, heartburn, abdominal pain, nasal congestion, or warm, red, itchy skin.

  50. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of death from a tileptal overdose?
    I can't find much info on the symptoms of a trileptal overdose

    • ANSWER:
      More common

      ; Change in vision; change in walking or balance; clumsiness or unsteadiness; cough, fever, sneezing, or sore throat; crying; dizziness ; double vision; false sense of well-being; feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings; mental depression; sensation of spinning; uncontrolled back-and-forth and/or rolling eye movements

      Less common

      Agitation; awkwardness; bloody or cloudy urine; blurred vision; bruising; confusion; congestion; convulsions (seizures); decreased urination; difficulty in focusing eyes; disorientation; faintness or light-headedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position; fast or irregular heartbeat; frequent falls; frequent urge to urinate; general feeling of illness; headache ; hoarseness; increased thirst; itching of the vagina, with or without white vaginal discharge; loss of consciousness ; memory loss; muscle cramps ; pain or burning while urinating; pain or tenderness around eyes or cheekbones; poor control in body movements-for example, when reaching or stepping; problems with coordination; shaking or trembling of arms, legs, hands, and feet; shortness of breath; skin rash; stuffy or runny nose; tightness in chest; trouble in walking; troubled breathing; unusual feelings; unusual tiredness or weakness; wheezing

      Rare

      Anxiety; bleeding or crusting sores on lips; burning feeling in chest or stomach; chest pain; chills; decreased response to stimulation; hives or itching; irritability; joint pain; muscle pain or weakness; nervousness; purple spots on skin; rectal bleeding; redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin; restlessness; sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth or on lips; stomach upset; swelling of legs; swollen glands

      Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome.

      More common

      Abdominal pain; burning feeling in chest or stomach; nausea and vomiting; runny or stuffy nose; sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

      Less common

      Acid or sour stomach; acne; back pain; belching ; bloody nose; blurred vision; change in your sense of taste; constipation; diarrhea; difficulty in speaking; dryness of mouth; feeling of warmth and redness of face, neck, arms, and occasionally chest; heartburn; increased sweating; increased urination; nervousness; trouble in sleeping

      Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.


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