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I love sodas but lately whenever I drink my mt dew or Pepsi I get an awful pain in the top center of my abdomen. What could this be?

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Dr. William Forsythe
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Reflux or ulcer

Most likely is gastroesphogeal reflux disease, or GERD; gastritis or early ulcer are also potential.
Caffeine can be a factor in developing this condition. Decreasing caffeine intake, weaning off or stopping would likely help. Taking reflux medicine, such as omeprozole or zantac (ranitidine) or tagamet will be beneficial. Eating a bland diet, eliminating fried foods and acidic foods will likely help as well.

In brief: Reflux or ulcer

Most likely is gastroesphogeal reflux disease, or GERD; gastritis or early ulcer are also potential.
Caffeine can be a factor in developing this condition. Decreasing caffeine intake, weaning off or stopping would likely help. Taking reflux medicine, such as omeprozole or zantac (ranitidine) or tagamet will be beneficial. Eating a bland diet, eliminating fried foods and acidic foods will likely help as well.
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine

In brief: GERD vs gastritis

It sounds like you have Acid Reflux or inflammation of inner layer of your stomach, stop soda, spicy food, caffein, acidic food, any Motrin/Advil/Ibuprofen you might be taking and see how you do in a week or 2, not better then see a doctor to rule out H pylori infection.

In brief: GERD vs gastritis

It sounds like you have Acid Reflux or inflammation of inner layer of your stomach, stop soda, spicy food, caffein, acidic food, any Motrin/Advil/Ibuprofen you might be taking and see how you do in a week or 2, not better then see a doctor to rule out H pylori infection.
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