Any antibiotic can cause GI side effects such as an upset stomach or stomach cramps. It is also possible that anxiety can exacerbate the symptoms. However, before attributing it to that, you may want to make sure that nothing more serious is going on.
I would consider an upper endoscopy if the discomfort continues. This is a more comprehensive test than the upper GI series and can evaluate for inflammation of the upper digestive tract as well as ulcers. A 24-hr pH study can also be considered if GERD is suspected, but not seen on the previous tests.
I would also consider a test for H Pylori - this is a bacteria that is associated with ulcers and inflammation. This can be done via a blood test and treated with antibiotics if positive.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
I did have the blood test for H.Pylori done which came back negative. I'm fine all night long and when I wake up I think about it and the heaviness or pain occurs. When I'm busy, I don't notice it as much. Bending over at the computer though is probably one of the worst positions. If it was antibiotics, would I still be having problems after all most 4 weeks. Thanks, Adrienne
Have you been check for Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction???
It doesn't sound like sphincter of oddi dysfunction just from the fact that I had my gallbladder removed and I had an ERCP performed which I imagine they would have caught. I wonder about IBS which I know I have but my general doc told me that I wouldn't have constant pain.
I developed sphincter of oddi dysfunction after my gallbladder was removed (6 years ago, 1998) In 2000, I was checked with ERCP w/manometry and the dr. only checked pressure in the bile duct and said I was fine. 2 years later in 2003, I was checked again and had to have a biliary sphincterotomy.(the sphincter muscle was clamped shut and had high pressure) In march 2004, the pressure was checked in the pancreatic duct and was found to be high and therefor it needed to be cut. SOD usually shows up after the gallbladder is removed.
Thanks Kristen. I will talk to my doctors about that.