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It's my first post so hope this makes sense!
I had a nasty chest infection over Xmas - and ended up on anti-biotics ( for the first time in years!) after taking lots of cold meds : ibupofen, paracetemal etc.. As i was starting to feel better I developed a terrible pain down in between my ribs and across the top of my stomach. I thought I'd maybe damaged my stomach with so much medication and a few too may xmas tipples (despite being ill - I know not sensible!) I went to the GP and got Lanzoprazol - which I took for 2 weeks - I seemed to get some relief after a couple of days - but now the pain is back and I seem stuck with it !
The pain is like a heavy pushing sensation just below my rib cage - and is constant. It's not agony but uncomfortbable and is now spreading through to my back. The doctor has taken me off the Lanzoprozole - as I'm being tested for the bug that causes stomach ulcers. And told me to stop caffeine and alochol. That doesn't seem to be helping... I'm also getting a scan for gall stones. But it the short term does anyone have any ideas for temporary relief that won't interfere with anything else.. or any suggestions for calming it down. Pain is constant and seems to be getting worse spreading into my back..? THANKS SO MUCH FOR ANY TIPS!!!
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