I know that is thread is quite old, but I thought I would post my stomach ulcer experience, just in case anyone else is experiencing the same symptoms. It started with a gnawing pain in my upper stomach, it would sometimes ease with food, but it was almost always there. Over the course of several months the symptoms got progressively worse. If I didn’t eat every 2-3 hours the pain got almost unbearable. I was having constant panic attacks, at least one per hour. Headache every evening, lower back pain, nausea, tiredness, anxiety, insomnia (would be awoken very early every morning), persistent stomach pain (no matter what I ate), swollen fingers, sore joints, and dark stool. I tried all the over the counter natural products, DGL licorice root, aloe juice, mastic gum, etc., none of those worked for me. My doctor prescribed omeprazole, which I reluctantly took (having read some online horror stories). I noticed minimal improvement over 2 weeks. By 4 weeks the pain was decreasing as were my other symptoms including the anxiety. At 8 weeks, I was still having symptoms, but no where near what it was in the beginning. These symptoms all virtually disappeared with a daily dose over 10 weeks. It took the full 10 weeks though. Your gut is also called your “second brain”, so if you are having any symptoms of anxiety with gnawing stomach pain, you could have an ulcer. Doctors are so quick to prescribe anti-anxiety medication, when that’s not always the root problem. Like I said, ALL of my symptoms disappeared with treatment of the ulcer.
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