Re: Bleeding ulcer caused by acid reflux
Yes, unfortunately that can happen.
Those types of erosions usually heal in 4 - 8 weeks with treatment. Carafate is a very good medicine. I imagine you're supposed to take it before each meal and before bed? If you are on any other medicines, you may need to take them before the Carafate, to make sure they are properly absorbed. Ask your pharmacist for more details.
In addition, you'll have to be very careful to avoid triggers for the next few weeks. Don't eat any foods that tend to worsen your reflux, avoid all coffee and alcohol. Eat small meals only, and sit or stand up straight after eating. When you must lie down, the left side may be the best position. If feasible, elevate the head of your bed about 6 inches to reduce nighttime reflux. (Once you're healed, you might be able to loosen these restrictions somewhat, although you might never be able to eat, say, five-alarm chili comfortably.)