For the past few weeks I have been battling abdominal pain, cramps, and pain under my rib cage. The pain was most severe a few weeks ago and now comes and goes, mostly during the day. During the night I am uncomfortable but the pain is not as severe. Tonight my gatro dr told me that my abdominal ultrasound and HIDA scan came back normal. I am happy for that but now what? We discussed the possibility that my acid reflux may not be under control. I am currently taking prilosec 1x/day. Tomorrow I will be starting a stomach relaxer in addition to the PPI. I will be on it for at least week and if that doesn't work we will discuss other treatment options. I have never taken a stomach relaxer. For those of you who have, did it help? make it worse? create other issues? I am also wondering if the Prilosec is just not effective anymore. I have been watching myself but now I feel the need to restrict my diet even more. Any thoughts?
Thanks a bunch :)
kimmie when I was taking Prilosec, I was in pain under my rib cage, and I felt like my entire chest was bloated and swollen and sore. Eventually, I felt like I couldn't breathe. Mine was slight, then moderate, then to point I it was unbearable when I felt I couldn't breathe. My doc said she has never had anyone like me, reacting to all the meds. It took awhile after stopping the Prilosec until it all calmed down, but it did.