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I have been getting pains in my stomach for a few weeks now (when I mean stomach I mean stomach ie. under left side of ribs) as well as associated burping. I used to get acid reflux and was on omeperazole however the heartburn subsided last summer and I stopped taking them. I still don't get heartburn however these new symptoms have materialised. My doctor instructed me to continue with the omeperazole however it still is not going away and sometimes I think they are reluctant to give me an endoscopy because of my age (26). Most things I read seem to link it to an ulcer but most ulcers are caused by the h.pylori infection and I have had stool tests for that in the last 18 months that came back negative. I suppose I am getting a little worried that this could be something more serious. I have associated sore throat and phlegm, the last couple of days the phlegm has been a grey colour in the morning however I have moved in to a new apartment this week therefore thought it might be excess dust as the property has been vacated for over a year. I have not been throwing up and bowel movements have been fairly normal. Trigger foods seem to be alcohol and I also think I may be gluten intolerant. I'm not sure if I should continue with omeperazole, I have read online that the symptoms can be caused by low stomach acid rather than excess stomach acid. Becoming really fed up with this and not sure what to do
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