Post # 1
I’ve had a weird pain in my side (sort of – on the side, in the front, underneath my lower left ribs) and finally went to the doctor today – he said it’s more than likely a gastric ulcer, but I have to go to a gastro to make sure, and he wants it to be biopsied if it is there. 🙁
Has anyone had experience with these? What should I eat/not eat? All he said was to avoid spicy and fried foods and caffeine (does he KNOW who he’s talking to? That’s pretty much all of my basic food groups).
I need to make the appointment with the gastro, but in the meantime, if anyone can offer advice or suggestions of what I should/shouldn’t eat, I’d really appreciate it!
Post # 3
oh no! get well! I am hoping that you can still eat spicy food after all this is over.. i would be so sad w/out it, too!
Post # 4
Oh no! That’s such a pain. The good news is from what I understand these things are pretty easy to treat. Soup would be a good thing to eat. Homemade pea and mint soup? Yum. Now I’m hungry…
Post # 5
I’m sorry. 🙁 Haven’t had any experience with it, but I’ll think good thoughts for you!
Post # 6
no experience with it either but sending (((( good thoughts of health/ healing )))) to you!!
bright side (?!) at least now you know what it is though !!!
Post # 7
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I had a friend who had one. They told him to also avoid acidic things, like citrus and tomatoes. I guess broccoli was supposed to be good for it though! Good luck!
Post # 8
Thank you all!
@krissybee – I know, I’m so happy to know what it is! I’ve been drinking a milkshake (Jamoca – Arby’s, heck yeah) and so far, so good.
@melissa – I honestly don’t know how I’m going to live without spicy food or caffiene. I’m not even kidding.
Post # 9
layla, spicy foods is in my list of things i like on WB: art, design, kittens, spicy foods, travel, my man, the beach, seashell collecting . I think you can get through this – do everything the doctor says so you can enjoy some indian or thai food again very soon! Until you can, everytime I dig into a chicken tikka masala I will send you the good spicy get well vibes.
Post # 10
@MJ – thanks! Good to know about citrus… I’ve been eating clementines a lot lately, that’s probably no bueno.
@melissa – waaaaaaaaaaaah! Chicken tikka masala!!!
Post # 11
awwww…layla..yea my mom has them…spicy foods, onions, citrus, and carbonated drinks can upset them.
i’m so sorry hun but at least you know now.
Post # 12
I am so sorry to hear that!
Basically you want to try and avoid anything that will increase your hydrochloric acid (stomach acid) in your stomach. Your stomach has a mucous coating that protects it from your natural acids that break down foods. When you have an ulcer this mucous barrier is broken and the acids start eating away at your stomach lining! You want to avoid anything that will aggravate the area – try eating less (less acid produced to break down food) and eating very bland things and no acidic/spicy things!
I would be very upset about the spicy foods also! Love my spice!
I know it sucks but I hope you feel better soon!!!!!
Post # 13
🙁 I’m so sorry! That stinks! Sounds you like you are going to be a very tired Layla for a few days with no caffine! I’ll try to get a jump on those cookies, cause they’re not spicy!
Post # 14
@msmon – I know, I’m so thankful to finally know what it is! I didn’t know that about carbonated drinks, there goes my Sprite Zero. 🙁
@Future Mrs. Martin – Thank you for the info! My doctor didn’t really explain to me what it meant, I guess he figured the gastro would do that… ugh… bland food, blech! 😛
Post # 15
Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear! Hopefully, when you go to a gastro doctor, they’ll be able to tell you more about what you can or can’t eat. Or, it could also be gallstones! My brother had a ton of issues and they initially thought it was a gastric ulcer, but found out he had gall stones instead. He had to have his gallbladder removed, and feels a million times better. He can also still eat any food he wants to.
Try not to stress too much until you at least see the gastro doctor. Avoid the spicy food and caffiene for now and see what he/she says!
Post # 16
I think you should avoid acidic foods too, like lemonade and tomato sauce. Also, soda. I’m glad you have a tenative diagnosis! I hope that they can fix it and make you all better soon.