How can I get rid of my acidity problem?
Q: I am 30 years old suffering from severe acidity and vomiting sensation for the entire last week. I am stressed with work due to strict deadlines. How can I get rid of the acidity? Please suggest some medicines. Also, I am not getting enough sleep at night.
A:Your symptoms are most likely due to the stress and high level of anxiety that you are having. It is not unusual to have an aggravation of acid-peptic symptoms at times of stress. However, I would like to know whether you have had similar symptoms in the past as well. As the duration of your symptoms are only for a week, I think that all you need is some supportive medications that will tide you over the present work related stress and anxiety. I suggest that you take Pantoprazole 20 mg tablets once daily before breakfast, and Alprazolam 0.25 mg at bedtime for 3-4 weeks. You should try some relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, etc. Involve yourself in reading, music, etc., and try not to make your life dependent on work-related office deadlines!