Consult reply by Dr.Ratnakar Kini, Consultant Gastroenterologist.
Thank you for asking your query at DoctorSpring.
The symptoms you are having is suggestive of acid peptic disease. This might be related or unrelated to the consumption of junk food. The simplest and easiest thing can do is to take an OTC anti ulcer medication like Prilosec once a day, just before sleep (with no food) for 10 days. Within 3-4 days you should see a difference in the symptoms. A response itself is diagnostic. Also avoid spicy and irritant foods.
Hope this helps
Patient replied :
Prilosec is not available OTC in Canada, only RX. Can you recommend another brand or active ingredient that would help me? Thank you!
You can ask for Omeprazole / Pantoprazol OTC (these are generic names, brand names will differ) at your local pharmacy. If this is not available you can go for Ranitidine ( Zantc OTC). Zantac 150 mg needs to be taken twice a daily before food. Thank you