Hello. I am a 30 year old male. Out of nowhere 2 weeks ago I got bad heartburn and stomach ache/gas. It went away that day, but seemed to come back last week. It seemed worse and it seemed like there was something in my throught. I am very overweight and was concerened that this was something very bad. It seems to come and go and gets worse when consuming dairy. Tums and the like seem to help a little but not tons. I went to doctor and he said sounds like acid reflux. He gave me some pantoprazole last wed to take once a day. It seemed to help at first but as I am typing my chest is killing. Seems like it may be impairing my breathing as well. Also I have been burping a lot and today noticed my stool was a very dark brown almost black which someone said may mean im bleeding inside? Is that common with Acid Replux?
Does this sound like Acid Reflux?
I should mention about 3 months ago that I had a series of bad toothaches and took a lot of IBUprofin (Anti INflamatory) which may have caused all of this.
Does this just come out of nowhere? I have had gas and acid in belly and heartburn before but this is worse and seems to last a long time.
How long does the Pantoprazole take to work? Little worried here