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Question: Empty, Hollow, Hunger Feeling in Stomach


 Narda99 - Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:10 pm

For the past few weeks, on and off, I have had a gnawing, empty, hollow feeling in my stomach, which feels a little better after I eat. It is a massive hungry feeling. I burp continuously, which does help a little. I am so uncomfortable, and ocassionally I get get nausea. I am diabetic so I cannot be continually eating as the blood glucose gets too high. Could this be an ulcer or gastritis?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:05 pm

User avatar Hi Narda99,

As you've suggested, this may be some reflux or gastritis. You may want to try using an antacid for a little while. There are several over-the-counter varieties of antacids. I would suggest trying one that is taken daily or twice a day to control acid production (such as an H2-blocker like famotidine or rantitidine) rather than one of the symptomatic management ones like tums or rolaids.

If this is not helping I would recommend you see your doctor about this. You may need some testing to help figure out while your feeling this way.

Best wishes.

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