Pain in stomach & ribs....and back pain.....

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I hav pain in my ribs from 3 months.. and i feel pain in upper part of stomach mostly at night and morning time...i am taking medicine...rebeprazole..and refagut 400...from last 15 days...

But not feeling well...

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    Can anybody help dis situation...

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  • Posted

    If your taking meds and no improvement I would definitely seek medical attention again,good luck
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    Hi Mannat

    That is extremely unusual treatment you are receiving for your Gastric problems. Rebeprazole is a Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) and is one of a number of PPIs - and all are effective - in reducing stomch acidity. It's just that I have never seen Rebeprazole used before in the many studies that have been undertaken with regard to Gastric problems. Don't get me wrong - it is probably as good as those which are normally given. (Omezaprole is the usual one). But Refagut ???!!! Why ???!!!

    What has your Doctor diagnosed ? Refagut should not be used for Gastric acid problems. It is sometimes prescribed for Diarrhoea and sometimes for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, (IBS).

    The big question is - what is causing your Gastric Acid problems. I take it you are taking Rebeprazole first thing in the morning and last thing at night and that should counteract the over acidity - but not necessarilly get rid of the underlying problem.

    You need to ask your Doctor for an H.Pylori test (there are three types) in order to find out if that is the root cause of your problem. (It is the most common reason). Why he's not suggested the test is anybody's business - but it amazes me that they often don't. You might also ask your Doctor - in the nicest possible way - why he's prescribing Refagut for your condition. Unless of course he thinks you are suffering from IBS.

    But that would be associated with very low pain and Diarrhoea rather than the Gastric pain you are experiencing. If your Dr agrees to an H.Pylori test - and he should - you must stop taking Rebeprazole at least two weeks beforehand - otherwise you will get  false result. Make do with antacids such as Calcium Carbonate in the meantime. If you are tested positive for H.pylori - don't worry - the therapy is very effective.

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    Good for you.

    Don't take "No" for an answer.

    Try not to take the blood test. It's not as accurate as the very easy to take Breath Test or the Stool Test (takes a bit longer because it has to go to a Lab).

    You might ask him , in passing, what he prescribed Refagut for

    Remember -  no Repabrazole for at least two weeks before the test and no antibiotics for at least four weeks before the test.

    All the best with it.


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