Anyone out there also have an ulcer? I'm pretty sure that's what I have, but I don't want to go to doc and get scoped stem to stern. Bloating every afternoon, same time of day on and off for 2 weeks. Some heartburn. Was taking Metagenics Probioplex, which is good for leaky gut and such, so maybe that was keeping it under control. Under a LOT of stress (A LOT!) the past month, then ran out of Probioplex for about a week before the new bottle was shipped to me, and I spent 2 nights in horrendous pain. I took Zantac, pepto, nothing worked. My stomach felt like there was a hole in it, and lots of bloating/gas. I finally was able to go and pick up some omeprazole 14 day treatment and already feel much better. Also drinking aloe juice- that made a big difference.
Also read about alkalizing and acidifying foods, ate nothing but alkalizing foods for the past two days, intend on continuing that for the next 2 weeks. Anyone else done something like this?
I don't know very muchabout controlling leaky-gut syndrome?
The Prilosec OTC drug you are taking is a good stomach acid reducer!
But 85% of ulcers are caused by H pylori bacteria. The most reliable method to have a diagnosis is to have a scope of your stomach and have a biopsy of the area that is hurting.
A breath test can also be used for a diagnosis but it may not yet available where you live.
The treatment for an ulcer is to take an antibiotic for a week or 2 depending on the antibiotic strength you take and an anti-acid supplement like a proton pump inhibitor -- Prilosec, Prevacid --Nexium etc for a month or so.
Have you been tested for ulcers?
hi, yes i have ulcer too, getting worse, i take more medicine already, it will hell a month but it will be back..im having check up to different doctors then they prescribe me diffirent medicine, but still it dont work i still have pain in the left side of my stomach its been 4 years ifeel this way, im 27 y.o from philippines,
i dont try any examination yet, from now im taking milk of magnesia i feel good but still hurt sometimes,,,