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Stomach Bug Functional Dyspepsia
Diagnosed with postinfectious dyspepsia after stomach bug 3 months ago. Still experiencing burning but better with PPI double dose. How long to heal?
Have post-infectious dyspepsia after stomach bug. Stomach burning resolved. Stopped ppi after 12 weeks. Now bloating and burping. What's the cause?
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
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
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?
I have no appetite slight nausea and mild indigestion. I had a stomach bug 2 weeks ago but these symptoms have persisted ?
Woke up sore throat. Nasty snot blowing nose. Stomach upset. Just ill feeling. This be a stomach bug or viral?
Viral: Probably viral and should subside on its own. ...Read more
Heartburn 10+ years on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 MG daily for 6 years. Gets stomach aches and nausea alot? Could it be a stomach bug or GERD flare up?
Get checked: See a gastroenterologist who help you determine if a repeat workup is needed. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
What can stomach flu be from? I have severe cramps, heartburn and gas for the past three days especially after I finish eating
Bad heartburn/ bloating/ slow digestion after stomach flu. Ate spicy food within 24 hours of getting better. normal?
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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
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
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?
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 stomach (flu test neg) illness. Went to clinic, no definitive diagnosis. Vomiting on empty stomach yesterday. None today, feeling better, & able to eat some plain foods. Heartburn for about 5 hrs tonight I assume from acid/bile. Tums okay ?
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
Every time I get a flare up of functional dyspepsia, I immediately get a neck ache. Can pain be reffered from the stomach nerves?
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
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
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