I have had a stomach ulcer for around 4 years now, and I think it all started with me drinking too much beer in my late teens (I got some pain in the centre of my stomach back then, but was for a day and nothing really after that for years). I get sharp pains in the centre of my stomach and sometimes in my back. If I get hungry it feels like the inside of my stomach is being eaten (really hurts), and only eating can resolve that issue. This is really a nasty kind of pain, you start trembling, you feel like you’re going to pass out and you’re dragging yourself to some food.
I have been on PPIs (proton pump inhibitors) like Omeprazole 20mg and Pantozole 40mg, and they work really well. I also changed my diet to remove acidic items like (mainly) fizzy drinks and to include yoghurts, sesame seed paste, fruit & veg and more healthy options. My ulcer started to heal and then I started on the beer again and the ulcer came back 😭. My stool has been through the colours of the rainbow 🤦.
I had some Indian food today, as I have not had it in a long time, and the spicy food has really irritated my ulcer and it really hurts like crazy. I had some heartburn medication that has seemed to calm the pain, but it still hurts to the point I can’t sleep.
Being stressed really makes things worse and causes health issues. My ulcer has become more and more irritating with stress. Life can really get to you, and when you get stressed your body can mess up.
Right now, fml. But i’m going to keep taking medication, try and calm the F down, as stress is messing me up more, continue to eat healthy and pray to god to heal my sorry ass. I wish all good health.