Tightness in my stomach

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   Posted 1/22/2012 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI doc put me on 40 mg of Omeprazole three days ago. I was on 20mg for about three weeks and still very miserable. I feel much better but my stomach (my actual stomach not my abdomen) feels tight or stiff. Anyone else feel that?

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   Posted 1/22/2012 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to the GERD Forum, we are very happy to have you here with us.

I was diagnosed with GERD about 10 years ago, even though it had gone on for many more years than that. I have not experienced stomach tightness but hopefully one of our members can relate to this concern. 

Feel free to browse throughout the forum and if you need help navigating through it, just ask and I'll be happy to help.

Again Welcome to the forum, keep posting and we hope to get to know you better.


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   Posted 1/22/2012 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jerri,

I second Kitt's welcome :)

I am on Nexium 40mg per day, and I sometimes get the stomach 'tightness' you described. It usually happens for me in the morning AFTER I have taken Gaviscon the night before. I suspect it has something to do with me being nauseated, because it feels like the feeling I get after I've thrown up recently; it usually calms down if I don't move, but if I move, it starts again and lasts for a few seconds and up to about a minute.

I wish I had a better answer for you! You might also be describing bloating, which I get from drinking too much water.

Take care,

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   Posted 1/28/2012 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am new here and I have been learning alot. I have found that when I eat to many carbs I get a tight feeling in my stomach. At times it can feel like someone put a band around it and they are pulling both ends, very uncomfortable. I have been writing down things that happen and what I've had to eat in hopes of figuring out the triggers to things. Sometimes eatting alittle something will help or chewing gum.
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