I have had nausea (just this symptom) on and off for a few months now. It is never too bad, bus sometimes lasts for a few hrs and hard to tell what triggers it. I was fine for the past 2 weeks and then yesterday and today it has come back. No changes in diet (I eat super healthy and exercise regularly).
I have had my yearly visit with my PCP last week and blood work was all normal. I was also able to see a GI doctor a few days ago. I have had some gas issues for years - they just keep saying it is IBS, it is sometimes uncomfortable but have learned to deal w it, I have had some tests to rule out other issues. When I started having some nausea issues, in 2017, I also had an EGD and the result was a bit of gastritis. The GI doctor at that time put me on an acid blocker for 2 months, said I could use one over the counter. It helped.
I try to avoid medicines as much as possible. But last week the GI doctor said to try Famotidine (Pepcid?) for 2-3 months, but to take the prescription dose (40mg) I have not yet started because I wonder if too high a dose? Would it be better to take the otc instead (20mg)?
I apologize for this long post, I just worry about side effects or if taking this medication for 3 months is actually safe? I am 52, no other issues.
Thanks to anyone for reading and your honest feedback.