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I feel mid back pain with abdominal pain and breathing gets

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I feel mid back pain with abdominal pain and breathing gets heavy, usually around 12:30 pm every day and it fades when i take a rest. I am a student 19 years old live on campus non smoker non alcoholic weight is 61 long is 180 cm physically fit
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

sleeping on the floor is not the answer.

Dr. David :

but getting a firmer mattress or a memory foam mattress could help if you are sleeping on an old mattress.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : Hello
Dr. David :

hello.

Dr. David :

abdominal pain can come from excessive stomach acid or gastritis stomach inflammation.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : So what do you think i have and whats the solution
Dr. David :

I think the back pain and abdominal pain issues could be separate.

Dr. David :

do you sleep on an old mattress?

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : Ok tell me more
Dr. David :

you might benefit from getting a newer or more firm and supportive mattress to help your back pain.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : The one with the strings ? Yeah
Dr. David :

abdominal pain can be from many different causes.

Dr. David :

it can be from constipation or from excessive stomach acid

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : The one i have now is full of metal from inside
Dr. David :

if you drink alcohol or eat spicy foods, these can upset your stomach

Dr. David :

it sounds like you might need a newer more supportive mattress for your back.

Dr. David :

metal springs inside?

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : Yes
Dr. David :

hello?

Dr. David :

I see you don't drink alcohol

Dr. David :

but spicy foods or sodas or tomato sauces or black pepper can also irritate your stomach as well

Dr. David :

do you have any constipation or hard stools?

Dr. David :

or upset stomach ?

Dr. David :

these can cause abdominal pains as well

Dr. David :

does this help?

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions for me?

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : Yh stomach sometimes hurts and feel like throwing up, also if i ignored i feel dizzyness
Dr. David :

that sounds like gastritis or inflammation of the stomach organ

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : And i start to have problem with breathing
Dr. David :

you should see a doctor about that

Dr. David :

you might need stomach acid blocking medication to lower stomach acid levels.

Dr. David :

you might need to eat more regularly

Dr. David :

missing meals can cause empty stomach and low blood sugar levels and cause you to feel dizzy.

Dr. David :

nausea can occur when the stomach is inflamed

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : But o dont o eat regularly
Dr. David :

you don't eat regularly?

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : But i eat reguraly
Dr. David :

you do eat regularly. that is good.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : Regularly
Dr. David :

do you have excessive anxiety symptoms or panic symptoms?

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : So what cpuld be my problem doc, and no
Dr. David :

excessive anxiety can cause dizziness and shortness of breath and nausea and upset stomach symptoms.

Dr. David :

do you have constipation and hard stools?

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : What are these
Dr. David :

constipation is when you don't have regular bowel movements and your stools are very hard to pass.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : The thing is no i dont have any kind of problems this is my first
Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

it might be a viral infection of the stomach

Dr. David :

or food poisoning as well

Dr. David :

eating out or eating food not washed or prepared properly can cause food poisoning and upset stomach and stomach pains and nausea.

Dr. David :

usually this gets better in a few days

Dr. David :

but if your symptoms don't get better or if they get worse, you should see a doctor or GP

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : Also i had this a month ago and it stopped then came back again, food poisning should make me throw up, i didnt
Dr. David :

not all food poisoning causes you to vomit.

Dr. David :

it could be due to excessive stomach acid in your stomach

Dr. David :

have you tried any over the counter stomach acid medications like malox or mylanta

Dr. David :

or pepto bismal?

Dr. David :

these might help your symptoms

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : So ur answer?
Dr. David :

my answer is to try some over the counter antacids like malox or mylanta liquids

Dr. David :

and see if this helps your symptoms of abdominal pain and nausea.

Dr. David :

if it does, then we can say that it was excessive stomach acid causing your symptoms

Dr. David :

as mylanta and malox help neutralize stomach acid.

Dr. David :

does this make sense?

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : Yes but what would make my stomic acids like this
Dr. David :

stress can cause your stomach to produce more acid

Dr. David :

also certain foods such as spicy foods, fatty foods, fried foods, tomato sauce, black pepper, acidic juices

Dr. David :

can all cause more stomach acid in your stomach.

Dr. David :

do you eat any of these foods?

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : Yh ofc pizza
JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : But why does the pain comes during the time from 12:30 pm till i take a rest
Dr. David :

pizza has tomato sauce and cheese and is fatty and can often cause upset stomach and cause more acid to be produced in your stomach.

Dr. David :

I am not sure why.

Dr. David :

it could be from the the food you ate that morning or lunch.

Dr. David :

or could be due to back muscle spasms from the night before sleeping on a poor mattress.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : So whats ur advice again
Dr. David :

to get a better mattress to sleep on

Dr. David :

and to try over the counter antacids like malox or mylanta to see if this helps calm down your stomach acid.

Dr. David :

does this make sense?

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions

Dr. David :

good luck to you

Dr. David :

did I help you today?

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : What if it didnt help
Dr. David :

then we can try some other things.

Dr. David :

but lets try these steps first.

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : What are the other stuff , because what u said are just suggestions
Dr. David :

yes, they are suggestions

Dr. David :

because I can't see you or examine you

Dr. David :

and I can't treat you like a doctor would

Dr. David :

all we can give are suggestions here online

Dr. David :

and advise you to see your doctor for a full check up.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : So why are we paying ?
Dr. David :

for me to help answer medical questions online.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : I am not payong for suggustions i knew all of these from online forms
Dr. David :

that is different from seeing a doctor and getting medical treatment

Dr. David :

I can not feel your abdomen or your back.

Dr. David :

so I can't examine you and tell you for sure what is causing your back pain and abdominal pain and nausea.

Dr. David :

are you not willing to see a doctor?

Dr. David :

it seems like you are having some unrealistic expectations of our conversation.

Dr. David :

I am trying my best to help you.

Dr. David :

but you can't expect miracles from an online chat with a doctor.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : I am next thursday is my appointment but if i was waiting for some suggestions i would have came here
Dr. David :

I am giving you suggestions to try.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : I wouldnt *
Dr. David :

it seems like you are willing or unhappy with my suggestions.

Dr. David :

what do you want more than suggestions?

Dr. David :

orders? prescriptions?

Dr. David :

I am glad you are seeing a doctor next week.

Dr. David :

that is a good thing

Dr. David :

and a good step

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

Dr. David :

I am still here trying my best to help you.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : Something to heal me
Dr. David :

that is a vague and big goal.

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : Yh thought so
Dr. David :

for an online chat.

Dr. David :

good luck to you

JACUSTOMER-d1p3glpw- : Bye
Dr. David :

bye

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