For many many years ive had stomach pain when my stomach is empty. If I eat or drink it instantly goes away. This has been going on for 15+ years now as I remember having this pain in 6th grade. I used to get a lot of migrains 1+ a week and I was taking a lot of excedrin.
Now days I'm taking 4-9 aleve a day for bad arthritis. And the pain is still here, i'll open some water and drink some and it goes away. For the past few months ive had really bad heart burn which prilosec is barely helping. I've woken up 4-5AM choking, And a few weeks ago it was bad enough I have a feeling i enhailed it, I had trouble breathing for a day. now I sleep almost sitting up which has cured it.
At any rate, the pain symptoms from what I recently was told could be from an ulcer!? Is there ANY way I've had an ulcer for 15 years which was never bad enough to make me think something was wrong?
I'm not a doctor but that seems highly unlikely, altho I did look up duodenal ulcer and have more then half of the symptoms, dull stomach ache\nausea, gas\burping during it, bad heart burn, and eating or drinking instantly makes the pain go away. I've also had hiccups almost every day for awhile. Not bad ones but they come and go.
Is there any chance all of the asprin and excedrin 15 years ago caused this and its been with me since!?!? I know back when I was getting the migrain's id take 2 excedrin on an empty stomach, then 2 more hours later without eating several times a week, which is a big no no, but It never seemed to bother me, or did it?