What does your ulcer feel like? I've never had stomach issues ever. But over the past 6 weeks or so I have had increasing problems. The ER doc says it is an ulcer. At first it was just heartburn and only two times weeks ago some acid did come up. I was stressed out greatly at the time. My stomach gets so bloated. I can eat only small meals. I normally weigh 150-152 and exercise every other day. I have not exercised in 6 weeks and I weigh 142-145. The not being able to eat really scares me and the weight loss really scares me too. I went to the Gastro and he cannot do the endo procedure until 06/12! So I have to wait for my definite diagnosis. I am taking Protonix 40 mg once daily and Carafate lquid 3 times daily. The Potronix just started working! Prior to that the burn and ache of my stomach was nearly all day long. Sometimes I cough during or after I eat. My stomach is often sore feeling. I have not thrown up at all. No evidence of blood in anything that comes out of my body. Sometimes the Protonix makes me nervous or dizzy or lightheaded on standing. It also seems to make me burp some. The doc was upfront with me that I could have a tumor or something potentially. I guess I wonder how does an ulcer vs a tumor feel. Is it just an ulcer or more? The bloated feeling really bothers me, previously I ate a large oatmeal and fruit breakfast now I eat a tiny breakfast. My weight is like from my early 20's! I have not had any coffee alcohol etc.
I've had 9 ulcers from NSAIDS. I had all your symptoms plus I had a bad achey pain in my abd where they were. The carafate really helped that. I had 3 peptic ulcers at a time and that pain was right under my rib cage in the middle. The 3 duodonal ones the pain was under my right rib cage. The others were in the middle of my stomach and hurt there.
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