Re: Questions about ulcers
I've had weight loss with no change in appetite...32 pounds over the last eight months. I don't have pain in the chest area either but do have pain in my upper back and shoulders that I had attributed to tension. I realize now that, that pain is worse after eating something that irritates my stomach. I experience small, pin like pains in my abdomen but nothing severe or like I thought one would experience with an ulcer. I only get pain after I eat if have eaten something that is irritating and I have had the burning sensations in my throat and upper chest..way far up close to my throat.
I have been on protonix for about 8 weeks with no relief at all from it. I just continued to feel worse and worse. I was finally diagnosed with H-pylori and started treatment for that 2 days ago. The prevacid that comes with that treatment has really relieved a lot of the discomfort for me.
If you haven't been tested for the H-pylori bacteria I would suggest you ask your Dr. about it. Good luck!