Hi, Azgram, and welcome. I have Crohn's and so I do understand what you are talking about. Why, though, are you taking double Prilosec? Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor. It helps stop your stomach from producing so much acid. It's generally used to help prevent GERD and help and heal stomach ulcers. Did they find a stomach ulcer? I had one years ago and it was a burning pain right under the sternum. I was given Prevacid, another proton pump inhibitor, and it healed the ulcer but it took a month. So, perhaps time will help that.
Many with fibro do have IBS and that will cause abdominal cramping. If you are getting a lot of gas, avoid foods that can cause gas...things like cucumbers, onions, beans, etc. Also, sodas and drinking through a straw can cause you to swallow more air and that hurts when it gets in the intestines. When I get gas, I take simethicone (Gas X) but my doctor told me to do that, too. I don't take things without his knowing or at least speaking with my pharmacist. Here is a link that just might help you be more comfortable.
When I am having problems with gas, I'll avoid the "bad" foods for a few days and then usually can start eating those again. But, there might be some foods that trigger that response in your body and you might have to refrain from those foods.
I hope this will help you and that your body heals. It sure isn't fun living with cramping and nausea. Let us know how you are doing because we do care about you.
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 5/20/2010 8:20:30 AM (GMT-6)