about a week ago I started feeling a burning/aching kid of feeling in my belly. It gets worse when I move, get up out of a chair, wake up out of bed. When I am laying down it's fine. I searched on the forum and it seems to be acid related. Called my PCP and he said to take 1 Prilosec for a week, along with some Tums. I decided to take Zantac instead since the Prilosec is extended release, should I have taken the Prilosec? So far I've not had any improvement but it had only been one day.
about a month ago I was on Cipro because my surgeon thought I had pouchitis. Well, when I was on Cipro, things were really good. A little too good ... I was going to the bathroom less, didn't need to take lomotil. Then I stopped Cipro ... life became worse. I had severe cramping, increased urgency and leaking at night. Surgeon did a pouchoscopy and determined (visually and from biopsies) that I did not have any evidence of pouchitis. Now, I know I am only 2.5 months since my takedown surgery but I know I've felt better than this ... I seem to now have to wake up at 4am and 6am every morning. I have not had a good nights sleep in a VERY long time. My wife is expecting a baby soon and I know this is going to be great training for that :) I take lomotil before dinner, and 2 at bedtime. Doctor put me on Bentyl to reduce the spasms. Do I need to go on a long course of Cipro just to reduce the frequency and urgency?
Finally, I seem to be coming down with a bad cold. Throat is swollen and nose is running, if my frequency wasn't bad enough before, it's worse now. Gas pains are a pain in the butt and I keep going almost every hour :( I took a sudafed now, hopefully that helps a bit and I don't give it to my pregnant wife.
I'm sorry I complained so much, I'm just very tired, I need a good nights sleep and want to just get better soon. I have to find the right formula I guess.
Please help :(
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