Gas in Chest? Anyone have this problem before?

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Six days ago, I was sent to A&E due to chest dicomfort. The doctor at A&E conducted a ECG test on me and ruled out that I am having a heart problem. Next, she took a chest xray for me and explained to me that there is gas near my chest as there is "black" patches in the xray. She prescribed me omeprazole and antacid. I took the antacid but I am still feeling slighy uncomfort at my chest (not sure is it because of psychological effects). May I know how long will it takes for antacid to take effect? Is there any other food to eat so that I can clear out the gas naturally. Thank You! 

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    Hi Daniel, it should take minutes for the antacid to take affect. Have you started taking the meds that your doctor prescribed.
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    Yes, aggree that this can frighten the socks off you! I have found taking baking soda in water will give instant relief as soon as you start to burp. DGL is very popular on this board and will soothe your gastritis. General opinion is its not a good move to stay on PPI's too long. If you must have them H2 blockers arent as nasty. Best of luck.
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    Hi Stephaney and Rex,

    Thanks for your input. I have completed taking all the omeprazole and had stop for three days. However, I am starting to feel mild adominal discomfort. I really hope that it is me thinking too much. Have anyone heard of any withdrawal symtom for stopping omeprzole as there is not much discussion about it. This adominal issue had been causing me to go into aniexty mode. Perhaps, I have to really stop thinking about it and stop googling it. Most importantly, I do not want to be dependant on omeprazole or any other medicine. Thank You!

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