Re: Stomach Problem
Taking Pepsid for a couple weeks won't hurt you. Whatever condition is causing this might possibly.
In what way are your stools discolored? If they are black and tarry, it could be blood. Black stools can also be caused by black licorice, lead, iron pills, bismuth medicines like Pepto-Bismol, or blueberries. Assuming they are black, and you haven't been consuming any of those things regularly, it could be a bleeding ulcer.
Where exactly is the pain? Ulcer pain is usually located in the upper left portion of the abdomen, and it is a sharp, burning type pain.
Unless you are bleeding significantly, it's probably safe to wait a couple weeks. Avoid aspirin, advil, and coffee. If you are bleeding, it might not be safe to wait.