Ulcers in Stomache- help....

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JD23
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   Posted 6/14/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
( 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 !!

Becoming undone
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   Posted 6/15/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Lots of people suffer from ulcers here too...I'm one of them...were yours caused by H. pylori? (mine are not) What other meds Did you take for this? (from the listed website...it seems some OTC and antibiotics can help...digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/hpylori/

However, you yourself stated that you might be doing things to aggravate your stomach...considering some of your ongoing complaints, that maybe why the doc is wanting you to take PPIs...so that even though your previous ulcers healed, you may be able to develop new ones...

I noticed that you also posted on the UC forum...do you have an IBD? If so, taking any type of NSAID (ibuprophen, naproxen, asprin) is not such a good idea...
"The earth laughs in flowers"


JD23
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   Posted 6/15/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
your right, taking NSAID is not a good idea, but like in my situation, my ulcers actually cleared upon me taking them non-stop for my other conditions and muscle inflammation. i also have crohn's disease and eosinophilic colitis with chronic ileus.

gachrons
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   Posted 6/15/2009 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Just was wandering if you have been tested for H-Pylori and have had treatment for it. Years ago I had it ,knowing it can cause ulcers made me wander if you were tested for it.Glad to hear things are healded up for you. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail
"Blessed are those that can give without remembering and recieve without forgetting ~Aurthor Unknown~Blessed are they that have the joy of helping others~ Moderator gail


gachrons
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   Posted 6/15/2009 1:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Just was wandering if you have been tested for H-Pylori and have had treatment for it. Years ago I had it ,knowing it can cause ulcers made me wander if you were tested for it.Glad to hear things are healed up for you. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail
"Blessed are those that can give without remembering and recieve without forgetting ~Aurthor Unknown~Blessed are they that have the joy of helping others~ Moderator gail

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