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I am male, 67 years old, and in generally excellent health. About 6 months ago I started having severe indigestion and stomach pain. Then about 3 months ago I had a bout of severe abdominal pain (intermittent cramping), mostly in the upper right side of my stomach. My GP prescribed Pentoprazole (1 in the morning) and Pepcid at night. He also sent me in for a Gastro. consult. Had an endoscopy which was normal, no ulcers, no infections, etc. Then had an abdominal CD scan (with contrast) which showed nothing abnormal...gall bladder, pancreas, etc were all fine. The GP stopped the meds and told me to use Pepcid at night if I had indigestion. All was fine for 3 weeks or so than then I had another bout of severe cramping in upper right side, lasted about 4 hours, and then went away just as fast as it started. The Gastro. specialist has suggested I take a low dose (10mg) of Elavil for what he calls "nervous stomach". I'm a little leary of taking this drug. Does anyone here have any ideas? Thanks much
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