Re: liver rupture/bleed or gastritis
Yes it sure is horrible, the pain use to wake me and scared the heck out of me, I use to worry it was something more serious. I didn't really find anything helped me much until the meds kicked in. From memory I think it took about a week before there was any noticeable improvement but that probably depends on how bad it is, mine was described as mild. Just try to keep your diet fairly bland, avoid coffee, spicey food and anything acidic. I actually started on pariat but my GI said Nexium is better. The symptoms you are experiencing now are from the existing inflamation. The pariat stops the production of acid in your stomach,( which has caused the inflamation) so the existing inflamation can heal and prevent it from happening again. I know how worrying it is, I'm always second guessing my Doctor but I can assure you my symptoms were exactly as you've described and that was over 3 years ago. Hope you feel better soon.