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My mother has severe acidity, along with pain on the left

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Hi my mother has severe acidity , along with pain on the left arm and back shoulder
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: no recent injuries
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: she feels better when the gas releases
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 15 days ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Phil and have over 10 years of experience as a licensed medical doctor.
I am happy to assist you with this question
I will be responding shortly.

Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 15 days ago.

I'm very sorry about this but thank you for reaching out to the site.

Have you tried any reflux medications?  Or gas medications?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
She just had pentacid Dsr
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 15 days ago.

Okay can you get omeprazole where you live?

Or pepcid?

Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 15 days ago.

Ok I just looked that drug up.

That is a very good one.

It is pantoprazole.

That is the correct treatment for this.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
She had pentacid
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 15 days ago.

Did it help at all?

Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 15 days ago.

My main concern here is that maybe there is something else going on like an ulcer.

The medicine should work for acid and stomach pain.

But if it didn't there could be an ulcer there.

Can you get her seen by a doctor today?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Ok is there anything else I need to watch out for
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 15 days ago.

If she gets signs of infection like fever, chills, or her blood pressure drops then that is an emergency.

Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 15 days ago.

If the pain gets really severe or there are signs of infection, I would go in.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I ll in the morning
Expert:  the-good-doctor replied 15 days ago.

Okay thank you.

Please let me know how she is tomorrow I am concerned about this.