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I'm female. 65 and overweight. The past week or so I have had gas and/or heartburn on and off most days which worsens when I have had a proper meal. OTC antacids don't seem to help much.
No pain - except for sometimes feeling as if I have a boulder on my midriff.
A couple of nights ago I brought up a lot of stomach acid and felt sick. It scared me enough to make me change my ways. I have cut out alcohol, am eating a better diet and I no longer slob on the couch in the evening.
The thing is I moved house recently and still need to register with a new practice. I don't really want to present immediately with a health problem. I just wondered how long to give it for any lifestyle changes to kick in. Did anyone see there GP with similar and were tests done straightaway or were you just sent home to shape up and if so how long were you given to try before further investigations? I don't want to present with something minor but am concerned that there might be a serious cause.
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