Thread: Stomach Ulcer
01-26-2004, 08:19 PM #1
A few months back I had a trip to the emergency room for acute abdominal pain which the doctor initially diagnosed as an ulcer. I was supposed to go back for follow up but I never did. Well....what was occasional stomach pain is progressing to 2-3 a week. So......I made an appointment to see the doctor on Wed.
Anyone here have a stomach ulcer? Go get checked? What do they do to you? How do they check? Is it painful? Does it involve any needles? I am NOT a fan of doctors (no offense Doc) and so scared of needles that I had both of my kids naturally.....so I'm freaking out here.
Any words of advice or something to CALM me down?
01-26-2004, 08:34 PM #2
I feel sooo sorry for you. I'm pretty sure I have some serious stomach problems too Barbi. I just keep postponing my visit to the doctors too and I love needles.
01-26-2004, 08:38 PM #3
I really shouldn't touch this Q,because doc will come along and correct me.........so I'll keep it real lite.........should you have an ulcer,it is very curable through a couple months of meds and a certain diet..........there are different types of ulcers,so that has to be determined first........calm down you'll be fine..........I have acid reflux that has no cure that I know of at this time,I've been on prevacid and other meds for over 10yrs with this crap..........hope this calms you a little.
01-26-2004, 08:44 PM #4Originally Posted by RON
You GET to the **** doctor too!!!
01-26-2004, 08:46 PM #5Originally Posted by Da Bull
01-26-2004, 09:08 PM #6
trying to keep it lite.....at least you dont have kidney stones...and have to walk around with a strainer!....I think you will feel better once you go to the doc, it might settle the nerves a bit...take it easy on yourself
01-26-2004, 09:43 PM #7
my dad went through it a couple of years ago. they used a little camera down the esophagus and that was it. he eats different now and takes prilosec(i think)
01-26-2004, 09:44 PM #8
oh yeah...DUH ....i hope you feel better
01-26-2004, 10:39 PM #9
Alright DB, just because you made that comment, I promise not to do any correcting..
Commando..Go get checked out..Probably nothing..Better safe than sorry!!
How was that DB????
And one last thing DB..Ask your Doctor about Nexium..It's shown very promising effects..
01-27-2004, 03:22 AM #10
I have a "Pepto-Esque" stomach soothing liquid that I can whip up for you..it has no real medicinal properties but I will sure make me feel better.
01-27-2004, 06:10 AM #11
well I had an ulcer back when I was 19. While we won't say how long ago that was, Zantac had just come out (that gives you an idea). they proscribed that for 8 weeks I think. That and a certain diet cleared the thing up. I felt so much better. I didnt get nasueous every time I ate.
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