( Sorry in advance for double-posting, but I don't know the right forum to ask this, but i'll try....)
Hi everyone. Since this is such a very informative, supportive good forum, i thought I'd ask kinda a basic question regarding ulcers here..
I have a history of gastric ulcers in my stomache. an endoscopy that i had last Sept. showed 3 ulcers.. I was on no medication for it, started to take IBprofen for major muscle/joint inflmatation pain on a routine basis... well come time for the next endoscopy... I only had 1 ulcer .. so the other 2 cleared. During this time as well, i was consuming more diet-soda's but thats because it actually does help with stomache pain-- long story.
So my most recent endoscopy last week showed i had NO ULCERS anymore in my stomache?? What?? I'm drinking more diet soda's.. taking IBprofen every 4-6 hours on a daily constant basis... and not taking any medcaitions like prevacid and such and they just went away???
Does anyone know why that would be? I would think I'd have like 10 ulcers~ I mean, i'm very happy, but isn't that almost like going scientific data? How do ulcers appear? or what causes them? My GI wants me on prevacid INCASE they come back.. but I just don't see how under those circumstances they would even clear in the first place?!
ok- thank you for your suggestions and help. i just don't understand if ulcers have a mind of their own or what?
thank you !!