day 57/365: diagnosis.

ow.

so, for those of you interested in my medical history, i got pretty sick about a month ago. i’ll spare you the details, but i never really recovered. first i thought it was whatever virus i had lingering around. then we suspected that the milk we were drinking might’ve been bad. then we thought i was becoming lactose intolerant. (self-diagnosis is so much fun!)

then today i started experiencing the same stabbing stomach pains but now to the point where i was in super amounts of pain. at this point my self-diagnosis of intolerance to lactose was becoming suspicious…so i finally sucked it up and went to the doctor’s where i was diagnosed with a stomach ulcer.

BAD NEWS: i have a stomach ulcer. and it hurts.

GOOD NEWS: i can still eat all the cheese i want!

so apparently stomach ulcers aren’t really caused by stress or diet or anything and that was all kind of a myth somebody started at some point (although they can be worsened by stress and diet). i guess most of them are all pretty much to blame on viruses and bacteria now. whenever i got sick about a month ago, i either had a virus or some sort of bacteria that messed up my digestive system pretty good, causing my stomach acid to get all out of whack and now here i am…on a steady diet of aciphex.

my line-up for the next couple weeks:

aciphex

and while i’m in pain, it’s not all bad. i can still eat ice cream and this will resolve itself sooner or later. they can get pretty awful if left unchecked, but it seems i’m pretty good for now.

and the really good news? most stomach ulcers (including the type i have), feel better when you eat! so tonight i get to sit on the couch and totally pig out with all the diary i want. :)

why 365?


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Comments

    mystafied

    I went through a similar time with pains in my stomach that would wake me up in the early hours of the morning.I had some tests done, was prescribed antibiotics for the helicobacte, and now all’s well.Good to read your getting better!

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      carolyn

      Thank you! I’m sorry to hear that you went through something similar. :( They’re waiting on my test results to see if I need antibiotics or if it was viral. :/ No fun!

      Reply

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