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Old 06-18-2008, 12:21 PM   #1
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I really need your help

Last Saturday, I had a horrific headache. I was taking Advil gel caps, 3 at a time probably 4 times during the day. On Monday, when I got out of bed, I had horrible stomach pain. I assume that I have an ulcer because my stomach hurts even to touch, it hurts to bend over and does feel better if I eat a small amount. The pain is in the middle/upper part between my rib cage. It feels better if I lie flat of my back. I have been taking an antacid. Today I went to the drug store and bought some acidipholous and magnesium to try. I have not been to the doctor as this is the first time I've experienced this problem. I would like to avoid it if at all possible. Does anybody have any suggestions?

 
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:29 PM   #2
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Re: I really need your help

If your symptoms persist go and see a doctor it would put your mind at ease.
Stomach ulcers are extremely painful, so I doubt it is an ulcer.
I have problem with stomach acid, they are still trying to find ot what is wrong, but too much acid, can cause burning pains.

When I bend over I also feel pain as if inside is bruised.

 
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Old 06-19-2008, 07:23 AM   #3
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Re: I really need your help

Thank you so much for your response. It is VERY painful, especially sitting. If I lie down, the pain subsides somewhat. I did call my doctor yesterday, but could not get an appointment until Monday. He suggested that I stop all medications and take only Pepto-Bis. He told me it would coat my stomach and keep the stomach acid away from the ulcer so it can heal. He also said to stick to a bland diet, no caffeine, carbonated drinks, etc. I have been doing that and it does seem to have helped some.

 
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