I have been wanting to blog, but just haven’t gotten around to it. As you know, if you follow my Facebook, that I have been very sick lately. A few weeks ago I had to go to the ER. The pain in my gut was just too much to handle. I was done suffering through it. Once there, they did some tests, blood and urine. All came back negative. That was good. It was a relief to know that everything was functioning properly. The Doctor gave me a prescription for some very strong antacids. He arranged for me to come back in a couple of days for an ultrasound. which also showed that all was good on the inside. They had no clue as to what would make my tummy hurt so much. They said I should see a gastrointestinal specialist.
Since then I have been figuring out what is wrong with me. I did a lot of googling. I wondered why he gave me antacids so I started looking at that. Which lead me to look at ulcers. The more I googled the more I learned.
Last July I was having a lot of back pain. I was taking about 6-8 Advil pills to help with the pain.By September my tummy was hurting. I felt a burning pain that wouldn’t go away. I saw the Doctor and he told me to stop with the Advil and that I probably burned my gut. It just needed to heal. Well he didn’t tell me anything else. A month later I was back and he had retired. Long story short, The Doctor at the walk-in clinic didn’t know what he was doing. Guessing games and giving me pills that made me worse.
So here I am. Self diagnosing myself once again. I am 99% sure that I have an ulcer. I found out that Advil is the leading cause of ulcers. The antacids have helped so much. I’m also eating different. I have given up all carbonated drinks. Cut back on caffeine. Only have my coffee in the morning.(can’t give up coffee). No more fried foods. Low fat and almost no dairy products. Mostly I am eating Alkaline foods. which means cutting out acidic foods.
Since I started 2 weeks ago, about 80% of my symptoms are gone. So does this mean I am right and I do have an ulcer? Should I go back to that stupid walk in clinic doctor? Do I need to go see a gastrointestinal specialist? I do know that I still need to find a family doctor.