Ulcer

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    Ugh, I think I may have an ulcer. Right now I'm waiting for the student health center to call and tell me I can go see them. It started about last spring when I noticed a dwindling appetite, which I chalked up to slowing metabolism. I should have known something was up when I got sick at the end of meals instead of full. Last night, I went to Taco Bell and spent about 3 hours praying for an antacid. No bloody stool or vomit yet, though. However, with the amount of stress associated with my major, I may have to take a semester off of school to let this heal, then go to summer school to make up for it. Anybody else ever have a problem like this who can offer their advice?
     
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    Lots of possibilities OTHER than an ulcer. I'd listen to your doc first. Cyber diagnosis can be a dangerous thing.Good luck !!!!
     
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    I had/have an ulcer - viral in nature. I was on a 10-pills-a-day for 14 days regimen. My symptoms presented bad stomach acid-acid reflux feeling which subsided immediately after I ate something; only to return minutes/an hour later.
     
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    Just got back. Doc says it's BAAAD acid, so I'm on Prilosec. Still, my stress level needs to drop drastically.
     
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    had ulcers for 20 years three differnt kinds actually and have bad and excessive acid...

    so take you pills, cut back on coffee, booze, tomatoes, spicy stuff...eat regularly and buy stock in Prilosec.
     
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    Yeah what he said...just don't drop out of school cuz things got uncomfortable.
     
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    Wasn't planning on dropping out so much as rolling back, and that on a VERY temporary basis. Semester off was a bit extreme, but I didn't want to kill my stomach. As is, I may just take a slightly lighter course load (9-12 hours instead of 15-18) and make up for it over the summer. Thanks for all the advice, though. Right now I'm just stuck on Prilosec and a low flavor diet.
     
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    15-18 hours? Damn kid, you're lucky you still have a stomach.
    Let's be realistic here, Okay..Ya can only push so hard and so far before things brake.
    Maybe this is your personal "Yield" sign. My Best to ya..you'll be fine, just ease off the gas a bit. I mean accelerator. :D
     
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    Yeah what he said...you are only young once
     
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    Many years ago, but 2nd year of college. Diagnosed with both pre-ulcers and pre-coloitis. Practiced yoga and ate better. Later, I developed back problems-stress induced from what the doc said. LOL
     

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