Last year I had a pretty severe stomach acid problem. I had so much stomach acid that I ended up with 28 ulcers in my duodenum.
My Dr told me that it may have been Zollinger ellison syndrone. A horrible form of pancreatic cancer that produces alot on stomach acid. (thank god that wasn't the case.) test show that it wasn't true.
I lost 28 lbs as a result.
my dr gave me 2x 20mg pariet to take daily. I still have this stomach acid problem. it comes and goes but in general I always have some kind of stomach discomfort.
i exercise , I don't eat foods that cause gastric distress.
no chocolate, caffiene, tomatoes, citrus fruit, peppers...etc
I exercise 2-4 times a week and eat every 3-4 hours to keep my stomach from eating itself with stomach acid.
I now also have GERD, i pretty well wake up after 5 hours of sleep from heartburn.
BTW I think this may be stress related...but can stress affect somebody that much??
Does anybody have a similar history and possible suggestions???