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Diagnosed with postinfectious dyspepsia after stomach bug 3 months ago. Still experiencing burning but better with PPI double dose. How long to heal?

Diagnosed with postinfectious dyspepsia after stomach bug 3 months ago. Still experiencing burning but better with PPI double dose. How long to heal?

Dyspepsia : You may have a different reason to explain your symptom. Some patients may have helicobacter Pylori gastritis. You likely need a consultation with a general internist or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Have post-infectious dyspepsia after stomach bug. Stomach burning resolved. Stopped ppi after 12 weeks. Now bloating and burping. What's the cause?

Have post-infectious dyspepsia after stomach bug. Stomach burning resolved. Stopped ppi after 12 weeks. Now bloating and burping. What's the cause?

Possibly rebound: Hi Kiana,
Sorry to hear that you are feeling uncomfortable with the bloating and burping. Given the information you presented, it's likely that your symptoms are due to stopping the PPI abruptly. There is a known "rebound" effect that is well described here - http://wb.md/2ouI0m9 Things will likely go back to normal in a few weeks. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Dexilant 60 mg for 2 weeks. Zantac 300mg at night. How long for Dexilant work 24/7? How long dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia: Are your symptoms related to reflux or hyperacidity? If so, these medications should offer relief quickly. If you're referring to postmeal bloating and belching or bile reflux, they may not be effective. Try following a bland, fat free diet, avoid alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and take mylanta 1/2 hour after meals and at bedtime. Take either deliant or zantac daily. See a gastroenterologist as neede ...Read more

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Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Stomach burning and burping. Tried Protonix. Now on Dexilant 60 mg 2x a day. How long does dyspepsia last?

Dyspepsia after stomach flu 2 months ago. Stomach burning and burping. Tried Protonix. Now on Dexilant 60 mg 2x a day. How long does dyspepsia last?

Depends on cause. : At this point, it's safe to say that your symptoms are refractory to the PPI (Protonix and Dexilant). At this point, your "dyspepsia" deserves investigation with formal testing. ...Read more

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I have no appetite slight nausea and mild indigestion. I had a stomach bug 2 weeks ago but these symptoms have persisted ?

I have no appetite slight nausea and mild indigestion. I had a stomach bug 2 weeks ago but these symptoms have persisted  ?

Gastroparesis ?: Might want to consult a gastroenterologist. Sometimes can develop slow gastric emptying (gastroparesis) following viral infection which can cause your symptoms. Sometimes evaluated with gastric emptying studies and treated with medications such as erythromycin, etc. ...Read more

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Can you get heartburn after having the stomach bug?

Can you get heartburn after having the stomach bug?

Yes: Any inflammation of the lining of the gut can increase sensitivity to acid/heartburn ...Read more

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I've had a stomach flu and now have bad indigestion which is uncomfortable, is there anything I can take or should I just let it run it's course?

I've had a stomach flu and now have bad indigestion which is uncomfortable, is there anything I can take or should I just let it run it's course?

Probiotics: Avoid all grains and lentils, milk products for a few weeks at least. Take a good probiotic like MegaFood MegaFlora Plus, daily.
Consume plenty of fresh vegetables, flesh foods.
Get some sunshine for at least 30 min/day around noon. Alternatively you can take vit D3 5000-10000 Iu/day for expedited recovery. ...Read more

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Took milk thistle. Stomach upset so stopped. Same time had flu (not stomach flu) but lost appetite & nauseous esp after food. Feels like when my gallbladder was inflamed. Have i caused damage?

Took milk thistle. Stomach upset so stopped. Same time had flu (not stomach flu) but lost appetite & nauseous esp after food. Feels like when my gallbladder was inflamed. Have i caused damage?

NO, however...: Milk thistle has been the subject of many research studies. While the results are mixed re: benefits, the studies have found it is quite safe. However, it can cause nausea, but this should stop as soon as you stop taking it. It does not cause gallbladder inflammation but gallbladder problems are common whether you have taken milk thistle or not. See http://bit.Ly/16m9ire ; http://bit.Ly/1jlxytu. ...Read more

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Bad heartburn turned into stomach flu. What do you suggest?

Bad heartburn turned into stomach flu. What do you suggest?

Stomach flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Is it common to have heartburn after having the stomach flu?

Is it common to have heartburn after having the stomach flu?

Yes: It often takes a while after recovering from gastroenteritis for your intestinal tract to return to its normal balance. If your symptoms persist, it would be wise to check with your doctor then. ...Read more

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Can a person get heartburn after a episode os stomach flu? Did not having any vomiting during flu so no esphogus irritation. Tum & vinigar no help

Can a person get heartburn after a episode os stomach flu?  Did not having any vomiting during flu so no esphogus irritation.  Tum & vinigar no help

Yes, it's possible : This can happen if you have had a cold, and your nutritional status is reduced, and if you had any alcohol, or other irritants to your stomach. Also if you're not hydrating well, or eating spicy foods, or anything else challenging your digestion, you can easily have heartburn occurring. Digestion is temporarily affected by the stomach flu, so make sure that you are taking probiotics to rebuild your system. ...Read more

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My hubby is having some very bad heartburn after a bout with the stomach flu, he has tried Tums and zantac, (ranitidine) nothing is working. What else can we do?

My hubby is having some very bad heartburn after a bout with the stomach flu, he has tried Tums and zantac, (ranitidine) nothing is working. What else can we do?

Try omeprazole: He can try a stronger acg suppressor likw omeparazole 20 mgm available over the counter or brand name zegrid once a day, till his symptoms have resolved, and avoid very fatty meals, citrus fruit juices, tomatoes, mint, alcohol, and too much caffeine. ...Read more

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Have had stomach flu for 5 days. No vomiting but everything else. Should I take PPI to counter BAD heartburn or is acid needed to fight infection?

Have had stomach flu for 5 days. No vomiting but everything else. Should I take PPI to counter BAD heartburn or is acid needed to fight infection?

PPI's take: to long to be effective. Try taking OTC H-2 Blocker (eg PEPCID (famotidine) AC) plus a liquid antacid but AVOID MAGNESIUM (eg Maalox) this may cause diarrhea!


Hope this helps
BTW Acid does NOT fight the infection! ...Read more

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Im 25 stomach feels weird heartburn and burping feel better when I take Pepcid (famotidine) sometime feel weak sweating loss of appetite could it be i'm a cancer or stomach flu?

It could, but..: ...the more likely, in large part, diagnosis is dyspepsia due either to GERD or gastritis--both of which will respond to acid suppression from drugs like Pepcid (famotidine). For your reassurance, simple testing is available through your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat an upset stomach that's not from stomach virus in

How can I treat an upset stomach that's not from stomach virus in

Nausea remedy: Nausea can be addressed with ginger. Ginger ale. Ginger tea. Crystallized ginger. For ginger tea. Pour boiling water over freshly sliced, organic ginger. Allow to steep for at least 5 minutes in a potted lid. Cool and sip. Acupuncture also works well for nausea. ...Read more

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How can I face stressful circumstances without activating my anxiety disorder & Nervous Stomach (Functional dyspepsia)?

How can I face stressful circumstances without activating my anxiety disorder & Nervous Stomach (Functional dyspepsia)?

Stress management: Please go to www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. It will give you a simple technique to lower your fight-flight-freeze response, which gets activated during stress. Consider seeing a therapist for support, or a prudent spiritual leader. Peace and good health. Continue to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Every time I get a flare up of functional dyspepsia, I immediately get a neck ache. Can pain be reffered from the stomach nerves?

Yes: The body is connected. You may tighten your neck muscles unconsiously and this could cause neck pain. in addition to the stomach upset.
Pain does refer through certain dermatomes. Stomach pain is usually through thoraic dermatomes though. ...Read more

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Hi i just had the camera down stomach said i had functional dyspepsia i'm getting burning everybody morning better when eat somethink?

Hi i just had the camera down stomach said i had functional dyspepsia i'm getting burning everybody morning better when eat somethink?

Sure, consider...: ...There are lots of diseases of the stomach that can result in dyspepsia or pyrosis. These can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.Pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more

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I got the stomach bug this morning ?

I got the stomach bug this morning ?

Lots of stomach bugs: But "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. If persistent, further evaluation in order. Your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, exact location & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct treatment and/or the right testing. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get a stomach bug?

How likely is it to get a stomach bug?

Pretty easy: If you are around others that have a viral stomach illness they tend to be very contagious. It is important to wash your hands, not share cups, drinks, utensils , foods, towels or tools. ...Read more

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How can I stop a reocurring stomach bug?

How can I stop a reocurring stomach bug?

Med eval: If you are having frequent, chronic symptoms - it may not be due to viral infections. If this is the case, it would be prudent to be medically evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid the stomach bug?

What is the best way to avoid the stomach bug?

Prevention: Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. And maintain good food hygiene. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat while I have a stomach bug?

What foods can I eat while I have a stomach bug?

Gastroenteritis: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the stomach bug please help?

What to do if I have the stomach bug please help?

Belly bug: Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more