Well there is no forum here for ulcers, this is the closest that I can find...
I have been having pain about 2 hours after eating for the past 10 days, I finally went to the ER for it on Tuesday, they did a CT scan on me after drinking contrast and didn't find anything wrong with me. They were looking for appendicitis or gallstones. Based on my symptoms only the dr said he thinks I have an ulcer.
He prescribed carafate and prilosec for me. Well after doing my own research I have found that these drugs are not breastfeeding safe, so I cannot take them. (and I did specifically ask him for breastfeeding safe drugs)
I have found online that ranitidine is safe, at least one source said that, and when I called the ER again tonight they said Tagamet is breastfeeding safe.
Um anyway I'm not really sure what my question is exactly. I'm really not sure what to do for myself, I'm scared to eat anymore, it causes me severe pain after eating. This afternoon at work I went to the bathroom and sat on the floor curled in a ball and wanted to cry because it hurt so much. My stomach isn't hurting anymore, it feels a little burny but I can deal with that compared to the severe pain. I feel so hungry but terrified to eat anything.
I think the ulcer may be bleeding as well, because I have had dark stools for a long time now (maybe up to a few months) but I didn't know what that meant until I did research online.
Does anyone else on here have/had an ulcer?
I heard that it is almost always caused by H. Pylori bacteria and you need antibiotics to get better. The ER did not test me for this.
I also read that something called mastic gum is supposed to be very good for treating ulcers, does anyone know what this is at all?
Please help me, I feel like I'm going to die sometimes, and I've already been to the ER and they've done all they can do for me because they only treat on an emergency basis and a ulcer is not life threatening.
I have no doctor, and no insurance, and no money! :(