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Hi all, following on from a previous post when I said about stomach pains being related to ibuprofen and supplements that I was taking. Stopping them meant that the pain had died down a lot but this weekend after 1 soluble codeine, pain back again. I now think it could be gastritis, I am due to see gastro in early December, my symptoms are slightly different than any I can find in that although the pain is in sternum, ribs, back and both sides mine seems to move about a bit which may be gas as I have started without warning having really deep burps if you know what I mean. I also have a lot of hiccups after eating and the pain is like a burning stabbing one, the skin by the sternum and over ribs is really sore. I am on esomeprazole and ranitidine for GERD anyway, but having upped the dose it is not really helping yet. As I type the burning has moved to both sides and above belly button. Not been checked for HP, but GP said this would have been carried out when I had endoscopy 6 years ago and as I did not have it then, would have it now. I think the pills have burnt my stomach. Sorry to ramble but all posts seem to intimate pain in same place all the time not moving around like mine. Thanks
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Hope you get some answers soon. I'm just trying to eat well and drink lots of water. About all we can do I guess...
it does sounds like you have become sensitive to those group of painkillers, it happens.
I advise you to see your doctor, perhaps they might be able to prescribe you something that you will tolerate. It might be also, to ask your doctor to have your stomache x-rayed/MRI scanned to make sure you have not permently damaged the lining of your stomach and also to rule out other conditions like an ulcer.
Best regards and best of luck.
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