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feeling like im being stabbed from the inside out.

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Just over a month ago, i was generally unwell, i visited my doctor and sorted everything out, one day i had stomach pain so bad, and the doctor gave me tablets to ''trick'' my body into not feeling sick.
I am definitely not pregnant.
I have changed my lifestyle to try and look after myself, eating healthily, doing some exersize, going out less..
However recently, i have heart burn and indigestion from morning to night, espeially when try to sleep.
I have a complete lack of appetite and am struggling to finish small amounts of food.
I have been feeling very nausious constantly.
ANd the abdominal pain is awful, the feeling like im being stabbed from the inside out.
I have never had any effects from drinking alcohol before, but recently i drank a very small amount, roughly 4 or 5 units, and i was sick for over 12 hours, eventually just bile.

And i have been unable to drink anything since without feeling extrememly nausiouss.

Please help!

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replied November 24th, 2011
Abdominal Pain Answer A28851

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Looking at your symptoms,I feel that you are having gastritis. Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. There are many possible causes of this disorder including an infection(bacterial,viral,fungal or parasitic), an irritant, an autoimmune disorder, or a backup of bile into the stomach.

Try raising the head of your bed about four inches with blocks. It also might help to avoid eating or drinking for two hours before you lie down. To help control the stomach acid, one should not drink alcohol or drinks with caffeine in them, or eat chocolate or spicy or greasy foods .

If the symptoms persist then medicines like H2 blockers and PPI inhibitors like omeprazole , rabeproazole may be needed.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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