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stomach pain accompanied with occasional heartburn

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I’ve been experiencing stomach pain accompanied with occasional heartburn but the bizarre thing about my problem is that I have been experiencing this ever since I was 7 or 8 years old and now I am 18. I find it even more bizarre that it comes in "cycles" where it can hurt every day for weeks or months on end and then suddenly disappear completely for anywhere from a day to a week to months to even a year or more.Then, at a completely random time it will start again. In fact, I remember a time where it disappeared completely for about 2 years and randomly came again. It only happens after I eat, usually an hour or 2 after eating, and the stomach pain will start small and get worse until I am forced to eat something quick to make the pain go away for another hour or 2. I recently found a better way than the "eat to make the pain go away" by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with water and drinking it, which completely eliminates the problem for a longer time. Please help and thanks

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replied September 23rd, 2014
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Thank you for asking

Your question has answers in it. It is a gastric inflammation aka Gastritis with our with out GERD. get evaluated for H pylori or any other etiology of gastritis. baking soda helps because it alkalizes and neutralise th acidity.

You need some proton pump inhibitors, diet and lifestyle modifications and a little work up for the cause.

No spices, beverages , stimulants or alcohol .

Get a gastroenterologist.

good luck

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