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Stomach Ulcers

Posted by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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I've been MIA for a bit due to one. The medications make me drowsy, to say the least.

I was always under the impression that eating the wrong way led to ulcers. This is SO untrue. Certain foods can aggravate them, but not cause them. I was also under the impression that once you had an ulcer, you always did; this is also untrue. There are many causes for an ulcer, the most usual being a bacteria known as H-pylori. Stress or taking other medications are also cause. 

I actually thought I had the Flu. It may be worth looking at the symptoms, at least. Untreated ulcers become harder to heal. Thanks for reading.

For more info: http://www.livestrong.com/stomach-ulcers/

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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:19 AM
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Hugs!  I'm glad you're feeling better now and thanks for sharing!

SabrinaLC
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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Thanks for sharing!  

We missed you!

reneawesley
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:15 PM
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Hugs!

crabbyD
by Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 2:10 PM
Seriously, I'm freaking shocked to bump into this post... I've been "sick" for the last couple of days and I thought it was getting the flu since I had body aches BUT the kicker here is my stomach... I'm nauseous, but hungry... When I eat I'm full after a couple of bites... I'm having stomach pain too. I mentioned this to my coworker and she immediately said I bet you have an ulcer... I looked up the symptoms and I made a doctors appointment today... I guess we'll find out later.

Btw, I'm sorry you're going through this. I know its very uncomfortable and a potential lifestyle change. I hope you feel better soon!
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mp3mom
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:42 PM
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I hope your appointment goes well~ let us know! You are correct, even though you feel sick (and in my case, getting sick), you can still feel hungry. I think mine's due to meds, but I can add Pepsid as a supplement. I need to follow up with a specialist. Good luck!

Quoting crabbyD:

Seriously, I'm freaking shocked to bump into this post... I've been "sick" for the last couple of days and I thought it was getting the flu since I had body aches BUT the kicker here is my stomach... I'm nauseous, but hungry... When I eat I'm full after a couple of bites... I'm having stomach pain too. I mentioned this to my coworker and she immediately said I bet you have an ulcer... I looked up the symptoms and I made a doctors appointment today... I guess we'll find out later.

Btw, I'm sorry you're going through this. I know its very uncomfortable and a potential lifestyle change. I hope you feel better soon!


crabbyD
by Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:58 PM
I think if I do happen to have a an ulcer it'll definitely be stress related. I had a horrible weekend emotionally and this all started Monday. I haven't been right since then. Today I was able to eat some crackers, toast, tea and an apple. I'm hungry though but I'm afraid to eat. I have to be mindful of my food until I see the doc.

Quoting mp3mom:

I hope your appointment goes well~ let us know! You are correct, even though you feel sick (and in my case, getting sick), you can still feel hungry. I think mine's due to meds, but I can add Pepsid as a supplement. I need to follow up with a specialist. Good luck!

Quoting crabbyD:

Seriously, I'm freaking shocked to bump into this post... I've been "sick" for the last couple of days and I thought it was getting the flu since I had body aches BUT the kicker here is my stomach... I'm nauseous, but hungry... When I eat I'm full after a couple of bites... I'm having stomach pain too. I mentioned this to my coworker and she immediately said I bet you have an ulcer... I looked up the symptoms and I made a doctors appointment today... I guess we'll find out later.



Btw, I'm sorry you're going through this. I know its very uncomfortable and a potential lifestyle change. I hope you feel better soon!


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mp3mom
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Until you do see your Dr, you could use Pepcid-AC, I think it's called... the equivalent of Tums. Look at the site to see what to eat. I hope you feel better :)

Quoting crabbyD:

I think if I do happen to have a an ulcer it'll definitely be stress related. I had a horrible weekend emotionally and this all started Monday. I haven't been right since then. Today I was able to eat some crackers, toast, tea and an apple. I'm hungry though but I'm afraid to eat. I have to be mindful of my food until I see the doc.

Quoting mp3mom:

I hope your appointment goes well~ let us know! You are correct, even though you feel sick (and in my case, getting sick), you can still feel hungry. I think mine's due to meds, but I can add Pepsid as a supplement. I need to follow up with a specialist. Good luck!

Quoting crabbyD:

Seriously, I'm freaking shocked to bump into this post... I've been "sick" for the last couple of days and I thought it was getting the flu since I had body aches BUT the kicker here is my stomach... I'm nauseous, but hungry... When I eat I'm full after a couple of bites... I'm having stomach pain too. I mentioned this to my coworker and she immediately said I bet you have an ulcer... I looked up the symptoms and I made a doctors appointment today... I guess we'll find out later.



Btw, I'm sorry you're going through this. I know its very uncomfortable and a potential lifestyle change. I hope you feel better soon!



crabbyD
by Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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Thank you so much! I really appreciate that... :)

Quoting mp3mom:

Until you do see your Dr, you could use Pepcid-AC, I think it's called... the equivalent of Tums. Look at the site to see what to eat. I hope you feel better :)

Quoting crabbyD:

I think if I do happen to have a an ulcer it'll definitely be stress related. I had a horrible weekend emotionally and this all started Monday. I haven't been right since then. Today I was able to eat some crackers, toast, tea and an apple. I'm hungry though but I'm afraid to eat. I have to be mindful of my food until I see the doc.



Quoting mp3mom:

I hope your appointment goes well~ let us know! You are correct, even though you feel sick (and in my case, getting sick), you can still feel hungry. I think mine's due to meds, but I can add Pepsid as a supplement. I need to follow up with a specialist. Good luck!

Quoting crabbyD:

Seriously, I'm freaking shocked to bump into this post... I've been "sick" for the last couple of days and I thought it was getting the flu since I had body aches BUT the kicker here is my stomach... I'm nauseous, but hungry... When I eat I'm full after a couple of bites... I'm having stomach pain too. I mentioned this to my coworker and she immediately said I bet you have an ulcer... I looked up the symptoms and I made a doctors appointment today... I guess we'll find out later.





Btw, I'm sorry you're going through this. I know its very uncomfortable and a potential lifestyle change. I hope you feel better soon!



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cmorris1200
by Silver Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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Feel better!!  I hope you  get on meds that don't make you drowsy.

Alyson121
by Alyson on Jan. 30, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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I've close family members suffer from ulcers. You're so right about many different factors contributing to them.

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