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I had gastritis or food poisoning which I haven’t been able

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I had gastritis or food poisoning which I haven’t been able to recover from. I think anxiety has played part of it. Dr told me to take Lansoprazole for 1 week but it makes me dizzy. I am sensitive to ppi’s. I am also going through Perimenopause and wanted to ask what I can do to get back on track.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

you can try other stomach acid reducing medications like zantac (ranididine) or maalox or mylanta or gavascon

you should talk to your doctor about anti-anxiety medications as well.

there are medications like sertraline, fluoxetine, paroxetine which can help decrease anxiety symptoms.

medications like diazepam, clonazepam can help decrease anxiety

hydroxyzine, and propranolol can help as well

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have had small stomach spasms not painful on the upper left side. Could this be due to gas? Re anti anxiety meds, would St. John’s wort be an idea? I hate the side effects of anti depressants
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

it could be due to gas or excessive stomach acid production.

I would try stomach acid reducing medications like zantac or prilosec or maalox or mylanta or gavascon

St. John's wart is not that helpful for bad anxiety symptoms