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My family has a history of overactive acid production and digestive problems - GERD, IBS, etc. My sister has struggled with stomach 'attacks' all her life where a trigger food or stress will basically incapacitate her with pain for sometimes hours. I have been mercifully mostly left out of this situation, but two days ago I had what I can only describe as one of these 'attacks'. I wasn't feeling very hungry so I didn't eat dinner, then around 9 had some rice with chicken and oh my gosh. All I could do was lie down and wait for it to pass me over. It has not gotten better since. The pain has been low but constant unless I eat something, and then depending on what I eat it gets worse. I have tried to stick to flavorless, colorless foods since those seem to hurt the least (rice, toast, broth), but they don't do anything to fill me up and I am constantly starving, which also hurts. I am medicating with just about everything I know to do - pepto, mylanta, tums, pepsid, but it feels like I'm squirting a water gun at a house fire. My family is very much against PPI's so I've stayed away from those, but in this case would it be worth it? Is there any other medicine I can take? What can I eat that won't damage me but will also keep me from feeling sick with hunger?
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