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Hi, recently went to the doctor with these symptoms: rumbling

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Hi, recently went to the doctor with these symptoms: rumbling in stomach, hungry all the time, bloating and gas and slight dizziness. The doctor diagnosed acid reflux and Omeprozale pills. Having never had this problem before I researched acid reflux and one of the most common symptoms seemed to be heartburn and acid coming up the throat which I don't have. Also I didn't want to take the medication as I read it can make things worse in the long run and may have to take the pills for life. I changed my diet slightly and no longer wake up with intense hunger. The problem is during the day it can rumble after eating and now I have a constant pain in my stomach, almost like a stitch feeling and more bloating. What could be causing this? Is acid reflux the right diagnosis?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello

I am Doctor Thomas, double board certified doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine. I will start by asking you a question or by giving you an answer based on your information provided so far. I will be here to follow up with any further questions or concerns you might have.

You have to take the pills for 3 to 6 weeks to see if there is a response.
That is the only way to tell if his diagnosis is correct, other than having a scope.

Yes acid stomach, or acid reflux can cause all these symptoms.

Many people to not have the common symptoms.
Many people have no symptoms.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Do the pills cure the reflux after stopping?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Sometimes yes, and sometimes now.
By themselves, usually not.
Conventional medicine dose not have a lot to add in this respect.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What are the other options I would have?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
That gets into an extensive new question, and you can always find me by request for integrative medicine questions, as I am board certified in internal medicine and in integrative medicine.

However, to answer your current questions.

Diet
Weight loss as indicated.
To the medical treatment I add somatic therapy to correct body problems, there are lots of choices...from osteopathic manipulation to chiropractic. These do well in combination with acupunture.

This is one of a number of approaches I have found effective.
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