(Closed) Has anyone ever had a stomach ulcer?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Is it worse when you lay down? Or eat?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Which side, your right or left? If it’s on the right, it could be your gall bladder. Does it happen after eating? If you want to get a fake confirmation, eat a high fat meal and see if the pain comes back.*

*I know this because I’ve had my gall bladder removed 🙂

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would stay away from anything spicy, alcohol, asprin, pop, etc. I don’t know how much Zantac is going to help you. If the pain gets worse or more consistant, you may want to go in. If it is an ulcer, it could become a bleeding ulcer and cause more problems

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Do you have any free or low cost clinics in the area? I would really try to go see someone. If it is an ulcer, I don’t think that’s something you can mess around with.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I have had a stomach ulcer before, and the pain was BAD. It felt like my stomach was on fire.

For the past week, I had the similar symptoms to what you described, and I went to my doctor to see if it was a mild ulcer and he said it was gastritis (spelling?). The discomfort was up higher than my stomach (more like between right below the underwire part of my bra, if this makes sense, and the bottom of my ribs), and on both sides.

I took some Zantac and avoided alcohol, caffeine and spicy food, which really sucked. But, it seems to have gone away.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had something similiar and they told me I had acid reflux/gerd.  At first my doctor told me to take priolsec twice a day till things cleared up once they did she told me once a day.  I did some research and Acid Reflux/Gerd can be affected by that time of the month.  So I know it will flare up once a month for me.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Orange County Performing Arts Center

Miss Chirpie – so sorry this is happening to you. I haven’t, but I do check all my symptoms on webmd.com on their symptom checker. They’ll ask you questions to give you a list of possibilities as well as information on treatment, symptoms, etc.  I’m a bit of a hypochondriac so I self diagnose all the time. I also check on Wikipedia if I know what it is that I have (or possibly have). Feel better!!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have problems with ulcers from abusing ibuprofen last summer on some jaw pain I had. The pain I described to him was a “twisting, full feeling under my ribs/stomach area”. Edit: Gnawing perfectly describes the pain, I wish I’d used that instead haha! One day it had me on the floor crying in pain… I had a blood test to confirm & he sent me away with like 20 packages of free samples (score!). During a flare up I was instructed to take a pill a day for a week… and to be careful what I eat. I was also encourage to start taking Tylenol Arthritis if I needed some sort of pain relief. Tylenol Arthritis is gentle on the stomach & won’t cause any flare ups. 

I live in Canada, so I don’t know how it works in the US, but if you went to a clinic- couldn’t you claim hardship & ask for free samples?

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

If that doesn’t help and you still have issues, I’m with Miss Ribbons – it might be a gallbladder issue. My brother had gallstones and whenever he ate spicy foods or drank or anything like that, he would have a gallbladder attack. He ended up having to have it removed.

I hope this isn’t your issue, but if the pain gets worse, you should really see a doctor…insurance or not.

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