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Question: Ulcer Pains Getting Worse?

 les_l0n - Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:51 pm

Hi i am an 19 year old male, diagnosed with peptic ulcer. my dad also had an ulcer also but it was after i was born ( bleeding ulcer ) so i started nexium 2 weeks ago and losec ( 3 pills ) before that and i am showing no signs of getting better. i always have nausea when i wake up and the symptoms disappear for 3hours max after i eat. now i have developed more weird symptoms like headache, fatigue and became really light headed. does this need medical attention or is it normal for a peptic ulcer? i tried drinking apple cider vinegar and it is not working so i stopped. oh one more thing i did the breathe test and i didn't have H. Pyori. i understand that 9/10 people with peptic ulcers have the virus. Please is there anything i can do? is this pain normal? Thanks in advance for anyone that replies
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:14 pm

User avatar The other symptoms you describe (except the nausea and pain until you have eaten) would not be typical with ulcer. I would suggest you get in touch with your doctor and describe the ongoing symptoms. You could coincidentally have something else going on as well as the ulcer.

Good luck.

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