How long do PPIs take to work on an ulcer?
My primary thinks I might have an ulcer. I've been taking Prevacid daily before breakfast for the last five days.
My symptoms started almost three weeks ago. I've got some mild abdominal discomfort and, most recently, a slight burning sensation in my upper abdomen into my throat. I can eat OK, but I'm not terribly hungry; eating seems to aggravate the burning sensation. I don't have any night-time symptoms that I'm aware of.
If this is an ulcer, how long until I feel better?
I don't want to wait too long before saying the meds aren't working. But I don't want to jump the gun either -- I want to give them a chance.
Any thoughts? How concerned should I be?
Last edited by bunsen68; 03-20-2013 at 02:39 PM.