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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/

by on Jan. 29, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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Rota
by Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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Whether you are diagnosed with gastritis or an ulcer, do not take any acid suppressing medication ( like Pepcid, Zantac etc for more than 1-2 weeks. These drugs were NEVER meant for long term use as they cause numerous nutritional deficiencies and worsening of digestive system problems. Your stomach is supposed to make acid as that is how most of your food is digested. There are extremely rare cases where people make too much acid. "Too much acid" is an old wives tale that most physicians believe in because the pharmaceutical industry has heavily promoted these drugs and marketed them to physicians.

mp3mom
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:21 PM

TY~ I believe that true. I've followed up with my Dr whom immediately gave me a specialist Dr referral. Pepsid is a supplement I need. I make not enough acid... pepsid will help relieve this issue. 

Q..uoting Rota:

Whether you are diagnosed with gastritis or an ulcer, do not take any acid suppressing medication ( like Pepcid, Zantac etc for more than 1-2 weeks. These drugs were NEVER meant for long term use as they cause numerous nutritional deficiencies and worsening of digestive system problems. Your stomach is supposed to make acid as that is how most of your food is digested. There are extremely rare cases where people make too much acid. "Too much acid" is an old wives tale that most physicians believe in because the pharmaceutical industry has heavily promoted these drugs and marketed them to physicians.


mypbandj
by Jen on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:16 AM
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I hope they heal quickly for you! Hugs.
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mp3mom
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Hi, Thank you. Yes, I'm going to follow up with a specialist; I've already seen my PCP after I was in the hospital. I'm actually amazed at the misinformation I assumed. Thanks for your concern :)

Quoting anginaberryz:

Hi,

   Stomach ulcer is very dangerous you can please consult with your doctor as soon as possible. A stomach or gastric ulcer is a break in the tissue lining the stomach. The term 'peptic ulcer' refers to those that occur in either the stomach or the first part of the small intestine that leads out of the stomach, called the duodenum.


bellaa90
by on May. 5, 2014 at 11:58 PM

What were your symptoms with a stomach ulcer? I think I may have one because everything no matter what and how much I eat my upper left stomach hurts into my rib cage. Like today I took a few sips of a smoothie that had OJ in it and it hurt so bad and then later I had a small slice of greasy pepperoni pizza and my stomach hurt for three hours it was awful :( I also get nauseated and swallowing problems too ughhh.


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