Nope, no studies though I have terrible periods. I was told to reduce the iron and omeprozol after one month of taking them as "we don't like to prescribe omeprozol without knowing what is causing the dyspepsia" but was offered no way of finding out.
If it's one of those unexplained things what can I do about the stomach pain? That's if he will actually refer me to see if there is a cause. I don't know if he can just refuse when the problem has been going on for so long.
I get pain every day with my tum. It is a burning sensation which can only be relieved by eating and gaviscon. Half the time I don't want the food but I know the pain will increase rapidly if I don't get something in there quick. Gaviscon works pretty well but I don't think that is really a long term solution and I'm putting on weight eating when I don't need food. My mother had these problems and died still with them. I really don't want to spend the rest of my life avoiding certain foods and drinks because they cause bad reactions with my tum. Strangely my husbands fiery chilli has no effect whatsoever and no I do not have a spicy diet.Also I drink water mainly but even a cup of mildly hot water can set it off. Non smoker too.
I don't have H pylori. I actually did have a test for that. Ok, I will try for a gastroenterologist referral. Thanks for your help and I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!