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Why does coffee hurt my stomach?

Why does coffee hurt my stomach?

Acidic: Coffee is acidic and in some people this causes stomach pain. Try putting some creamer in it to cut down on the acid and see if that helps. Also limiting coffee to one to two cups a day may help if you are drinking a lot of coffee. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt if i eat "food" for breakfast. I can drink coffee with no problem, but start feeling sick if i eat food.

Why does my stomach hurt if i eat "food" for breakfast. I can drink coffee with no problem, but start feeling sick if i eat food.

Medicine or pregnanc: The first question for a woman your age is "could you be pregnant?" if you are not sure, buy a pregnancy test at a drugstore and find out. The second question is "could it be a side-effect of one of the medicines/" stop both the Ibuprofen and the gabapentin. Either of these drugs could cause the jpain of which you are complaining. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What is the safest way to deliver caffeine in to your system other than by drinking. My stomach hurts when i drink coffee. I need coffee to work. I need an alternative to drinking coffee.

What is the safest way to deliver caffeine in to your  system other than by drinking. My stomach hurts when i drink coffee. I need coffee to work. I need an alternative to drinking coffee.

Why do you need it?: If your sleep is inadequate and you have daytime fatigue you may need a sleep evaluation. Has thyroid and anemia and other potential medical causes for daytime fatigue been checked? You may need GI w/u to make sure nothing more is going on, e.g. Ulcer, acid reflux etc. If you work an odd shift then r/o shift work sleep disorder, rx w/bright light. Morale of story, sleep, energy, GI all need good eval! ...Read more

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My upper stomach hurts at night and in the morning and is worse when I have anxiety or drink coffee. Sometimes the nasea lasts all day. ?

See Dr.: You may have ibs or irritable bowel syndrome but also possible gastritis or even peptic ulcer. Go and see a gastroenterologists to decide about need x endoscopy or at least your primary care physician. Avoid acid stuff/food, caffeine, chocolate, hot or spicy foodsminty, chewing gums, citrics, vit c etc. Try antacids, zantac pepcid, omeprazole. But you may need medicine for colic intestinal pains. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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I really love drinking coffee, but it always makes my stomach hurt and often gives me diarrhea (green?) Why does this happen and how can I stop it?

I really love drinking coffee, but it always makes my stomach hurt and often gives me diarrhea (green?) Why does this happen and how can I stop it?

GI irritation: It is time to get examined and stop all caffeinated products. Green stool can be related to many conditions, bile in stool, infection, etc. If you are following a vegan diet this can also occur. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach hurt after drinking water only okay with other liquids example coffee, juice?

Why does my stomach hurt after drinking water only okay with other liquids example coffee, juice?

Hard to believe: There is no good reason for this. The difference between water and the other substances is not much and pretty inconsequential given the contents of your stomach. If anything it should be the other way around. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
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Try deep tissue massage
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