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Dear Loca,
I can't imagine living with a stomach that feels like it is on fire!

Have you been diagnosed by a doctor? If so, have you been told that you have a peptic ulcer, or another type of ulcer?

The following information may/may not be outdated (I will do more research from credible, updated sources after I hear back from you--have you been diagnosed? Can you provide more details about your situation?).

HOWEVER, I'm sending you this information primarily for it to cause you to ask more questions, rather than provide answers. Ask your health care provider if the following is true in your situation:

" Some ulcers are caused by medications called NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatories), which include aspirin and ibuprofen, but in 1982, the bacterium H. pylori was discovered to be the main culprit. Study after study has shown that destroying the microbe with antibiotics cures peptic ulcers in most people."

This same article said that, "...doctors thought that ulcers were caused by stress, spicy food and alcohol, and the cure was bed rest and a bland diet. Later, stomach acid was blamed, and antacids were added to the list of cures."

So, perhaps why your bland-food diet is not working is, that you have another type of ulcer??

November 16, 2008 - 3:06pm


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