I have an ulcer from NSAIDs. I had "arthritis" as a kid and was put on a heavy dose to get the flare up to finally die down. I was in moderately severe pain every day for awhile there so I'm glad we did get it under control, but it definitely left me with an ulcer. For me it showed up as getting pain soon after I ate - it felt like a hunger pang! For awhile I thought I was still hungry after eating, but finally realized it was an ulcer giving me grief. It also sometimes reacted strongly to diet soda; the aspartame is pretty intense apparently.
For me, one thing that helped tame the ulcer was actually heavy doses of Pepto-Bismol pills. See, they're finding out now that a lot of ulcers are caused by a virus which I believe is called h.pilori . Well, H. Pilori doesn't do well with bismuth, which is where the "bismol" part of pepto-bismol's name comes from. I think I took one p-b pill three times a day or something like that, and it did end up helping a lot! Most of the time now I don't have any ulcer symptoms. Oh and the reason I took the pill is because the usual liquid form makes me GAG. So gross! But if you can handle it, that would be fine and possibly better.
Anyway, that's just my experience. Hope it helps!
Started PB on Monday, June 4. I'm focusing on my health in 2012, including taking natural supplements, zumba and strength training, regular church attendance and studying the Bible, spending time with good friends, and reading more. I want to see what health milestones I can achieve this year!
Starting body fat - 41%
Starting weight - 170 lbs
9/4 body fat - 33%
9/4 weight - 150 lbs