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Hey Everyone!

    This is kind of a random question, but for you specifically does pepto bismol or tums work better for your abdominal pain and nausea? I am taking 40 mg of Omeprazole everyday, but my stomach pain is still really bad☹️. My doctor is having me try different things like going off dairy for a couple of weeks or peppermint capsules, but for the mean time I really need something else to ease the pain. Thanks!

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Hi,@Knellie,

Pepto for me, as well. In the months before I was diagnosed and prescribed meds, I was nauseated Every. Single. Morning. Plus diarrhea. My motto at the time was, "Pepto Bismol - not just for breakfast anymore"! I hope you find something that will bring you relief soon.

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@Delta - Hah! 

3 hours ago, Delta said:

"Pepto Bismol - not just for breakfast anymore"!

Perfect! ---- @Knellie - I used to be extremely bad with the acid reflux, nausea, diarrhea etc. What helped me in addition to the H2 blockers was something called GI cocktail ( a compounded medicine consisting of Mylanta, viscous lidocaine and phenobarbital ) as well as Zofran. It CURED my Barrett's disease and GERD, and eventually I was able to stop all GI meds except for H2 blocker. My GI specialist put me on this regimen after a very abnormal EGD.

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In new city (I'm moving) we stumbled across a place that does hydration infusions and I'm so so glad b/c the doctors won't do it but also they would do vitamins and simple things like zofran. Zofran is very good for nausea so maybe if you find one of these places you don't need a prescription as I just paid for the lactated ringers saline iv and a NP administered it right then and there and that helped with the tiredness from the trip. They said with membership I can get up to 3 times a week so that's what I'll do. 

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Great! This may be very helpful. I know IV fluids have saved my life! I tolerate Zofran well, I take the ODT form. I have gotten it IV as well and it seems to hep instantly. 

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