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Why do I feel sick when I drink?

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Why do I feel sick when I drink?

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D you mean drinking water or alcohol?

Inflammation in the stomach lining is the common cause.
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Customer: replied 3 days ago.
When I swallow water it’s like I can feel it’s every move all the way down and I get a little nauseous now can I fix this

Yes --this is likely due to the severe esophagitis.

You will need to continue with omeprazole 20 mg twice daily for 8 weeks.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I currently take 40mg omeprazole daily as I have a hiatus hernia
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Been on omeprazole few years
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
But recently I’ve noticed this feeling and a few chest pains

Ok --then your hiatal hernia is worsening.

Also get checked for h pylori infection

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
How do I do that?

H pylori can be checked o stool or breath test.

Hiatal hernia can be checked by CT scan of abdomen with contrast.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I think my hernia has gotten worse on the omeprazole I was on ranitidine before and it was much calmer it’s only been the last weeks it’s been worse I think stress and anxiety has also not helped
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I’m awaiting a breath test in the post

H pylori can be checked o stool or breath test.

Hiatal hernia can be checked by CT scan of abdomen with contrast.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Anything I can do or try on the meantime? And would you suggest I get a ct scan done of my abdomen?

Yes you should get the CT scan and H pylori test both.

If h pylori is present, you will need antibiotic therapy.

Meanwhile, avoid any spicy and greasy food.

High fiber diet is better.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Could I change the meds to lansoprazole? And I’m awaiting breath test so I will do that and ask for ct

If you want to get the breath test, then you should be off omeprazole or lansoprazole for at least a week or otherwise test result will not be accurate.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
But until I get the test could I use lansoprazole? You think it could help?

yes you can try switch to 30 mg lansoprazole daily.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
My doctor gave me 30mg to take twice a day for a week then once, should I get any side effects?

Ok you can follow what your doctor suggested.

Very unlikely for short term use.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
But if I switch from omeprazole to lansoprazole should I get side effects if I stay on them? I’ve been on omeprazole for around 2 and a half years

So far you have not --given your symptoms, you should be fine.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I don’t think I had many side effects on omeprazole, I got anxiety’s few months after taking them and crohns around a year after