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I really can't decide which (if any or both) I have.
I've been prescribed omeprazole for the past year for abdominal pains, which I've taken on and off during that time (6 packets of 20mg - taking 40mg a day). Normally I'd just take two weeks' worth to clear the pains but last time I developed 24/7 pains in my abdomen, base of spine and thighs so the GP game me another 14 day course. Looking back I think the second course caused me problems - dry mouth, constipation, loose stools, malabsorbed food in stools and very dark brown stools.
Towards the end of the second course I started getting mild chest pains. Since finishing the omeprazole the chest pains have got horrendous and are getting worse, there pretty much 24/7, including my upper back, under my left armpit and often radiating down my left arm. They get much worse every evening and I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack several nights a week. They're always in the centre of the sternum or a few inches to the left. I've been to A&E three times and had the paramedics out three times.
I've read online that omeprazole rebound acid can be vicious. Just hard to know if this is the problem or my heart. I feel tired all the time and dizzy after walking sometimes that makes me think heart, but am burping a bit and having abdominal pains sometimes that makes me think heartburn. The chest pain tends to be localised to the centre and left, can be a little uncomfortable to touch. it's also best in the morning and early afternoon and worse in the evening. Can acid reflux be this bad? I've never had it before in my life (I'm 44).
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