I've been having acid reflux like symptoms off and on for the past 8-9 months I'd say. It started with the burning in the throat, and the heartburn. By February, my stomach started seeming to bloat really bad after meals. I went to see an Urgent Care doctor and they prescribed me with Prevacid, as well as trying to order some xrays, a barium swallow, etc. But I followed up with my primary doctor and she told me that I should just take the Prevacid and not worry about the xrays and such. That acid reflux is "normal" and Prevacid will help it.
And it did. Or maybe I was thinking it was.
Until I ran out of it about 3 weeks ago.
The bloat has been back with a vengeance, and today something different has been happening. My stomach/abdomen started hurting in the lower right area, coupled with gas pains. Then I noticed that my stomach seems to protrude a bit in the bottom right. Like a few inches above the belly button area.
I'm going to see my doctor tomorrow, but any ideas? Could I have a hernia? I'm certain I'm not constipated or have a blockage because I've been able to use the bathroom. Although I did have diarrhea about 3 days ago, and haven't gone again until yesterday (just a little) and again tonight (again, just a little).
I'm just getting worried. I'm only 20 years old and this stuff is driving me nuts and making me really uncomfortable. I want to eat, but I'm afraid I'll be bloating or get more gas pains! And then when I do eat, this sort of stuff happens! SCARY!