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Okay so it is January 9th and I was sleep and all of a sudden in my dream I was having I started feeling stomach pains and it actually woke me up, yes weird. So I woke up very uncomfortable and the pain was horendous. So I go to use the bathroom cause i'm thinking it's just the typical pain I often get when I have to do a bowel movement(and I guess that's not normal either to always be in pain). But anyway so I do that and I feel no relieve whatsoever like I didn't even use it. So there is no point in straining, so i return to bed and slightly fall asleep now it is 2:30am I wake back up cause the pain is back so i use the bathroom again, nothing, so i go back to bed. Again 3:30am I feel the pain again and at this point I want to die cause I am tired in pain and no relieve. So I use the bathroom kind of have a bowel movement but the pain is still there, I finally throw up
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replied January 11th, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The symptoms described are very nonspecific and do not help to give a proper cause of ‎your ‎problems. A complete history regarding your dietary habits, current symptoms in ‎addition to a physical ‎examination will be helpful to know the cause of your stomach ‎issues. ‎

The most likely cause of your symptoms could be due to gastritis, or indigestion.

The best way to prevent this condition is via dietary and lifestyle changes. ‎

‎1. Eat slowly by chewing the foods properly. This reduces the amount of air ingested while eating & ‎‎‎also facilitates carbohydrate digestion. ‎

‎2. Pay attention to the kind of food you have been eating lately. This would help identify specific foods ‎‎‎that cause symptoms and then cut down its consumption. Avoiding carbonated drinks and alcohol ‎‎‎should be a priority.‎

‎3. In order to control anxiety and stress, an easy option would be to practice yoga and meditation ‎‎‎techniques.‎

You can try the following medications to reduce your ‎symptoms as follows. ‎
‎1. antacids (Tums, mylanta) can be continued to relieve the acidity. ‎
‎2. Omeprazole will help to reduce acid secretions ; ‎
‎3. Probiotics and digestive enzyme supplements will help to improve digestion.‎
‎5. Pepto bismol – to relieve any abdominal discomfort. ‎

I hope this helps.‎



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