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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 miserable, Community Member, asks

Q: My stomach hurts and feels like it has alot of air in it that is blocked up into my throat.

My  stomach will get really tight and fills like it is filled with air.  If I push on it I can get a belch but this does not give me much relief.  It generally lasts for several hours.  I take prilosec and tums but it doesnt help much. If I eat I get real nauseated and my nose gets stopped up.  Its wierd I know.  I am miserable any suggestions on what it could be or what would help.  It happens about 5 out of 7 days.

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Stephanie, Health Guide
7/16/09 2:06pm

If you haven't already, you should see a doctor to discuss your symptoms. Your symptoms all fit reflux but that they aren't helped by the meds is worrisome. Have you been taking the Prilosec regularly? It can take a few days to a few weeks to feel the full effect.


Also, another thing to consider is your bowels. You can feel very gassy like this if you are having issues with constipation. Basically the plumbing gets backed up causing all sorts of issues on the upper end.


The nose issue is more common with reflux than people realize. Basically acid in the esophagus causes an irritation which the body responds to with inflammation and mucous production.



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By miserable, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/05/10, First Published: 07/15/09