I am a 20 yr old male, non smoker, occasional drinker but not heavy drinking. Height and weight both are healthy.
9 days ago, after lunch, I began to feel a bit of stomach upset, the pain was low and manageable and I did not thought much of it. However as the days progressed, the pain got worse and worse. I took TCM medicines for stomach pain but it only alleviated it by a bit.
Soon I realised a pattern, so far the symptoms that I have are:
- stomach cramps / gastric pains below the ribcage at the center area
-gassy, need to burp and pass gas frequently
-occasional diarrhoea, very seldom, mostly bowel movements are normal but stools are a bit greenish
At first I went to a GP, she prescribed ranitidine, hyoscine butylbromide and eviline forte suspension. However it was not much of a help and I went to the hospital that night for severe stomach cramps/gastric pains.
The hospital doctor gave me hyoscine butylbromide, domperidome and a diarrhoea medicine. He also said that I was suffering gastric flu. The diarrhoea was gone after that.
But the pain did not get better. I noticed that whenever I had no pains and I ate a meal, the pain would come together with the need to pass gas. And whenever I had pains, eating food and antacids would stop the pain. Today I went back to the hospital and a different doctor gave me the following meds:
she told me that it was still a gastric flu, but a different form from the usual kind of gastric flu. I am worried as the gastric pain/stomach cramps would get very bad sometimes and I am scared that I have a stomach ulcer. what are your opinions Dr?