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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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I was taking Aleve (naproxen) for the past week for back pain. I've stopped taking pain relievers for the past couple days because of dull stomach pain & mild nausea. Did pain reliever hurt me? How can I fix it?

I was taking Aleve (naproxen) for the past week for back pain. I've stopped taking pain relievers for the past couple days because of dull stomach pain & mild nausea. Did pain reliever hurt me? How can I fix it?

See below: Nsaids can easily irritate stomach, especially if taken alone (without food). In future take meds (unless directed otherwise) with full glass of water after a meal to lessen effects on stomach. Otc acid blockers like zantac/pepcid or prilosec/ Prevacid (lansoprazole) for a week can help; if symptoms persist, or if see black, tarry stools, see fp right away for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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I took one Aleve (first time ever)in October and since than have had stomach pain/cramps 24/7. Doctor diagnosed me with gastritis. PPI's do not work.

I took one Aleve (first time ever)in October and since than have had stomach pain/cramps 24/7. Doctor diagnosed me with gastritis. PPI's do not work.

One aleve (naproxen): One aleve (naproxen) will not cause gastritis, but worsen symtoms for a short time yes. If PPI's are not helping you should see a gastroenterologist for confirmation with an exam endoscopically. Perhaps it is incorrect diagnosis? ...Read more

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What to do if you feel stomach pain after taking up naproxen sodium?

What to do if you feel stomach pain after taking up naproxen sodium?

Stop the naproxen: Those symptoms suggest significant GI irritation from the naproxen. Stop it now and contact your doctor to see if further therapy for the GI issues is needed. ...Read more

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Is naproxen/nsaids causing stomach pain? I've been taking it for 4mos and Goodys powder for about 7 atleast 3-4x a day. It never bothered me until now.

Is naproxen/nsaids causing stomach pain? I've been taking it for 4mos and Goodys powder for about 7 atleast 3-4x a day. It never bothered me until now.

NSAID's likely: There are many contributors to gastric problems including: foods, dysmotility, pregnancy, smoking, nsaids, drugs, alcohol, stress, H.pylori infection to name a few. In cases such as yours, stopping the NSAIDs & aspirin should help. Adding a PPI (e.g. Prilosec, Prevacid, (lansoprazole) Nexium) may speed recovery. ...Read more

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I have only just started on naproxen and omeprazole for forearm pain. I now have stomach pain for the last two days but stopped all tablets two days ago because of this. Can either tablet cause this? And when should it stop?

Naproxen: Naproxen can irritate the stomach and cause stomach pain. They probably gave you the omeprazole to protect your stomach from the naproxen, but it just did not work. I would keep taking the omeprazole for a few days to decrease stomach acid and try some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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Took 5 shots of vodka about 2 hours ago, sobered up but feeling nauseous and having stomach pains. Is it safe to take aleve (naproxen)?

No: Aleve (naproxen) in combination with a large dose of alcohol compounds your risk of gastritis, making it more likely you'll have pain and vomiting. ...Read more

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My friend took 40 aleves (naproxen) last night and has had horrible stomach pains all day. She is bleeding black blood from her vaginal region. Will she die?

My friend took 40 aleves (naproxen) last night and has had horrible stomach pains all day. She is bleeding black blood from her vaginal region. Will she die?

Emergency Dept.: At your local hospital is what is needed ASAP. Follow that up w/treatment by a mental health professional to get to the root of the cause for the overdose. The staff in the ED may give you a referral if you don't have one. Thanks for being a caring friend. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I just took 4 aleve (naproxen) pills and I am now feeling weird stomach pains and slighty dizzy. Should I call 911 or will I be okay?

Drink fluids: This answer comes 2 hrs after you posted the question. FOUR Aleve (naproxen) at one time is too many! That's almost double the amount a doctor prescribes (500 mg in the morning and again 12 hours later). The symptoms you are experiencing are common with taking too much of an NSAID. Be sure you drink plenty of fluids to keep your kidneys flushed as they also get affected by too much Aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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I took Aleve (naproxen) without food, woke up to a really sharp stomach ache a few hours later, it's been 8 hours, and stomach still hurts. Should I be worried?

I took Aleve (naproxen) without food, woke up to a really sharp stomach ache a few hours later, it's been 8 hours, and stomach still hurts. Should I be worried?

May or may not be Re: Aleve (naproxen) is certainly capable of causing gastritis and stomach pain. You should eat/drink bland foods for a couple of days. Ice cream or milk shakes would be good. If the pain persists beyond a couple of days, go see your doctor for further check up. ...Read more

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Last night I drank took an aleve (naproxen) 5 hours later and went to sleep woke up with stomach pains. Then at 11 pm took an advil and got stomach pains am I ok?

Last night I drank took an aleve (naproxen) 5 hours later and went to sleep woke up with stomach pains. Then at 11 pm took an advil and got stomach pains am I ok?

Probably: But it's a bad idea to combine Aleve, (naproxen) which is a NonSteroidalAntiInflammatoryDrug (NSAID) with alcohol. They can both have a toxic effect on the lining of your stomach.
Should you develop blac, tarry stools, or vomiting, consult your physician at once ...Read more

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Can going off aleve (naproxen) give you bad headaches? I had to take advil cause aleve (naproxen) was giving me bad stomach pains, last one I took was friday, so is this wh

Acid reflux: Coming off a leave just like coming off any anti-inflammatory can lead to increased inflammation and rebound headaches can occur. But be very careful because both Aleve (naproxen) and ibuprofen are capable of irritating the stomach and increasing the acid reflux. ...Read more

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How stop naproxen stomach pains?

How stop naproxen stomach pains?

Erosive gastritis: Or frank stomach ulceration. I suggest IMMEDIATE MEDICAL EVALUATION. I also suggest completely stopping any Naprosyn (naproxen) or NSAIDS and start yourself on Prilosec OTC until seen. Your symptoms are frankly, dangerous. ...Read more

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I think I might have osteoporosis I'm on naproxen but I read that it causes stomach problems what if I'm always having stomach pains as well?

I think I might have osteoporosis I'm on naproxen but I read that it causes stomach problems what if I'm always having stomach pains as well?

Possible Side Effect: Naproxen can definitely result in stomach pain if taken for a long period of time as it results in GI ulcers. Would discuss with your pcp or GI specialist to determine if there are other causes for stomach pain. Otherwise discontinue the Naproxen and you may require an endoscopic evaluation of the stomach to confirm ulcers. At the very least take a ppi or food with naproxen. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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