First, my story...
My pain /abdominal/ started as a pain in the left kidney, back/neck pain and 38 deg. temperature. I thought that I
had Pyelonephritis /kidney infection/ again, because I had suffered from it just 2 months ago.
I was bloated after eating in the evening and I had a white tongue for 2 months, but I didn't pay it much attention
at the time. So I went to see a nefrologist for my kidney and the doctor said that my blood test doesn't show a
kidney infection, but something more like colitis. While searching to what doctor I should go I started having
strange burning in my chest, there were more like crises - one minute I'm fine, but the next I have headache, then
shortnes of breath, my heart pounding very fast, it got relieved by going to the toilet for nr.2, and just standing
upright and walking about. I also felt dizzy for the time being. Now I think they had some connection whether I ate
on time, or if I ate too much.
By the end of the week, after having some small amount backon, white cheese and a few fried chicken hearts, I
started having funny feelings in my stomach. At one point I felt a burning ot the right of stomach, apparently what
I thought was one of my ovaries.;) I felt warm in that place and felt extremely sick so I rushed to the ER. They
checked me up and the next morning removed my apendix. I thought that was it. I was on gentamicine while in
hospital and a little after for my kidneys. I went home with no problems and ate as I would normaly and went to the
loo normaly too. :) I thought I was rid of the pain.
Then the antibiotics course finished... and there it was all over again. This time it hurted were my gallblader is.
Just below the righthand side of my rib cage. My ribs seemed to close in and really did feel like a cage!
My chest burned, heart pounded, my lungs seemed to not like me either and did their own fast breathing and the pain
was enormous.It started hurting in the middle of my chest too. Above the belly, apparently where it hurts for
gastritis, as I learned much later. Went to the ER, thinking again that I must be dying now. They told me that they
only cared for my stomach?! and sent me home again to come back when the team that operated me was on duty /in two
days/. I went then to my GP. She told me that I've been through a lot and I am just probably having a panic attack.
Funny thing though I've had a panic attack once, a bad one - I couldn't walk by the time I got to ER, and it didn't
feel like this!
Finally I found a friend of a friend that was abdominal surgeon and during one of my attacks I called him late in
the evening. I had also started having trouble sleeping, cause many times I had to almost be sitting to be okay to
fall asleep. He said to get Nexium 40 and Motillium, so I did. I immediately felt better when I took them! I slept
like a baby! Then I went to a gastroenterologist as he told me, and my abdominal organs were checked /I didn't go
to the ER anymore, cause I was scared they will take my gall blader out in no time, before they actually figure out
what IS wrong with me/ and the doctor told me that everything was fine with them. She diagnosed me with gastritis,
duodentis and colon irratibile. I was prescribed to take Probitor 20 once a day for a month! AND a very
mmm...narrow? diet until I heal. Nevertheless I still had from time to time something like fizzing and boiling in
my stomach, although rearly, and sometimes pain. I went to another gastroenterologist - just to be sure, because I
felt they were diagnosing me without much sufficient testing. I was tested for H.pylory too and it was negative! I
also felt like being sick and imediatelly bloated even by TWO BITES of food like cabbage, something with black
pepper in it and other foods. The other doctor said I had GERD, but to finish off my medication since the pills I
was taking are for all the above diagnoses.
By the end of the month of taking Probitor I had finally had pain in the abdomen!! The pain wasn't all over the
place like before, but lockalised around my belly. When I ate the food just seemed to get stuck there and stay
there. I was constipated, I had gasses and from time to time I had to sleep again sitting because of the reflux
burning i was feeling to be going up to lungs and oesophagus!!! ;( I went to the doctor, cause my meds were going to be finished soon and I had 4-5 days in a row that had constant pain
around belly, it wasn't relieved by food and I couldn't go to the toilet. ;( They did a barium x-ray and it
confirmed that I have damage to the lining of stomach and duodenum. Doctor again said probably small peptic ulcer.
This time I started to believe it too. Also I read here and the internet for ulcers.
After all I might be too young for ulcers, but I smoke 2 packets a day, drink often, like spicy food. My diet was
poor and I usually had my first meal for the day about 1-2-3 pm or whenever I felt like it. Although I ate when I
was hungry. I didn't excersise often either! Not to mention that I tend to get really stressed at work and recently
changed jobs, and also by emotional turmoil, which was also pretty much and for a long time. And not least - I had
a recent OPERATION!
All of these separately or alone for a long time causes gastritis, then ulcers! Mind you - I am
NOT a doctor, but it is what I became to understand from doctors, internet and trying different food, to see what I
CAN eat. Also stomach ulcers I understood that are relieved by eating, rather than peptic ones they hurt before and after.
So below is sort of a manual/some relief of what is helping me, and I hope it will help any of you.
So what should you do... if you have simillar symptoms.
1. Go to a gastroenterologist, preferrably a good one. ;)
2. Get checked for H.pylory and stomach, peptic ulcers.
/I found the barium x-ray to do the job, cause I didn't want to get pocked and shoved tubes down my throat.
The damaged lyning can be seen with them./
3. Start taking the meds the doctor gives you.
/If you have the same stuff they will probably be some sort of proton pump inhibitors to reduce your stomach
acidity - this will HELP with HEALING of your lining/ulcers!! But may cause you some constipation, diarreah etc./
4. Go on a STRICT diet! AND EAT AT SAME TIME EVERY DAY. No alc, cigarettes etc. See below for possible food to eat.
/Whatever is happening to your gastrointestinal system, is most likely caused by food. Not taking it, not taking
what you should, or taking too much so you have to stop torturing it and alow it to heal!! This will be good for
you top to bottom - intestines too./
5. VERY IMPORTANT is to start taking some HERBS by yourself - you doctor won't tell you that!
The ONLY thing that gave me imediate and lasting relief is FLAX SEED-LINESEED. IT RESTORES the lining of stomach,
duodenum. It RELIEVED the bloating!! Food wasn't stuck anymore in my stomach!! And all this - on the first day I
For bloating/gases/pain and intestinal trouble, as I understood is caused often when the bacteria there is
destroyed. This can be because of gastritis, ulcer maybe or operation. I was perscribed meds for restoration of the
intestinal bacteria - Lactoflour. I didn't take this, because in my country we have a special bacteria that is in
OUR MILK YOUGHURT, but sorry it is not in yours. So you'll have to take the meds. Your youghurt won't help you with
that, but you can eat it if you like ;).
For gas - I used Espumisan, but you can use whatever you like. It helped me after my food wasn't stuck anymore in
the middle, by the FLAX SEED and I started passing gas from where I should not constantly burping when I ate or
drank. /Before even water used to get stuck there and I felt full and bloated./
Generally, I started also taking Spirulina algae, just to make up for the strict diet and give a boost to my immune
system. They are good for dieting, cause it will take some of that hunger feeling all the time too! It really would
need all the help you can get to recover from this! Sadly, recovery is not fast! It took me years to get gastritis,
then ulcer, why would it heal overnight ;( It just doesn't work like this.
AND you have to HEAL it, so it disappears. If you don't you will get a life time with it. My father has also
gastritis and ulcer and he is a terrible patient. He relieves himself with 2-3 days with omeprazole and then
continues eating, drinking, smoking. But not-healed the ulcer returns! And he has crises, as I read they return
more often in spring and autumn!
Currently I am on a second month strict dieting, Probitor, Motillium and just started taking Espumisan and duphalac
/for the constipation/ and the Spirulina algae. The bigger difference, which felt towards getting better was when I
started taking the FLAX SEED!!!!!!! And 3 black olives with every meal!
It is because of this seed that I decided to share my story, because it really isn't public knowledge that it helps
ALSO you can take PROPOLIS tinkture. It is alc and propolis mixture, but don't worry with water and stirred well
your insides won't feel it! With me wasn't that much effect as the LINESEED, but it helps more the STOMACH - if
there is where the trouble is. It covers it with this propolis particles that isolate the ulcer from the acid and
again it alows it to heal! Apparently maybe I didn't use it for long enough...only 3-4 days... I will probably
start with it again and stick with it this time.
2 small spoons, wash them a little, pour boiling water over them in a mug /250ml/ and then drink the water after
30-40 minutes. 3 times a day before meals.
THINGS TO/NOT TO EAT!!!
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I HOPE this helps someone! If it does - PLEASE, please write below your story/symptoms and how/why this helped you so that
OTHERS LIKE YOU can see it, recognise it, KNOW that it works and HELP themselves.