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Stomach Problems - Could It Be Too Much Sugar?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 20, 2007
  • 00:28 AM

Ok, so I'm a 24 yr old female in good health, but i have this crippling pain with my stomach. It seems as if i have an ulcer or something like that, thats what the pain feel like at first. Like the acid in my stomach is eating away at it or something. So I take a few tums and when that doesnt work I take a few more, when that doesnt work, I try some Pepto to see if that works, and by that time the pain is so intense im throwing up, shaking, cold sweats the whole works. I was told by a relative that it could be my Gallbladder (she had to have hers removed)

After I go out to eat at a restaurant and i drink a lot of sweet tea, my stomach started acting up again, this time i have been fighting a headache all day and nausea. So I googled it and some possibilites came up. Anemia was one, but it said a side effect was coldness or numbness in hands and feet, but i am by nature a cold person. Im not comfy unless its at least 80 degrees, any lower and my feet are cold and my joints lock up. Another was diabetes but I don't have any problems with changing vison or weight loss or gain or anything like that.

So could it be that my stomach just doesnt like all that sugar or could it be that i actually have too much sugar already and its making me sick as a signal?

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  • Pretty broad symptoms you explained. My first thought that came to mind was GERD, acid reflux disease, so I'd look that up... Tums-Pepto usually alleviates a minor fraction of true GERD pain, but it takes some FirePower to kill it... If it's truely nasty. It can cause all your symptoms and worse. Sugar should have nothing to do with it, but Tea raises acidity in the stomach. If you have the ability see a Doctor if not get Prilosec OTC, take 3 a day for a week. then lower it to 2 for another week. And you'll know if it's Acid Usually an Ulcer is dangerous, you can check your own bathroom breaks for blood in them and that can be an indicator if you are peeing or yanno whating blood. By the way untreated GERD can turn into Ulcers, diseases and cause Anemia... Hop on it fast... Some triggers of uclers are not merely acid, they are bacteria so it may require antiobiotics... Don't fear I've had the worst case of GERD ever recorded :) I am with you 110% Bread made my stomach upset :P even half a piece of wonderbread!
    Liam123 48 Replies
    • December 22, 2007
    • 11:03 AM
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  • Ok, so I'm a 24 yr old female in good health, but i have this crippling pain with my stomach. It seems as if i have an ulcer or something like that, thats what the pain feel like at first. Like the acid in my stomach is eating away at it or something. So I take a few tums and when that doesnt work I take a few more, when that doesnt work, I try some Pepto to see if that works, and by that time the pain is so intense im throwing up, shaking, cold sweats the whole works. I was told by a relative that it could be my Gallbladder (she had to have hers removed) After I go out to eat at a restaurant and i drink a lot of sweet tea, my stomach started acting up again, this time i have been fighting a headache all day and nausea. So I googled it and some possibilites came up. Anemia was one, but it said a side effect was coldness or numbness in hands and feet, but i am by nature a cold person. Im not comfy unless its at least 80 degrees, any lower and my feet are cold and my joints lock up. Another was diabetes but I don't have any problems with changing vison or weight loss or gain or anything like that. So could it be that my stomach just doesnt like all that sugar or could it be that i actually have too much sugar already and its making me sick as a signal? Please go to a doctor and get tests done. You will need blood tests for anemia, Thyroid problems, and diabetes, as well as a HIDA scan to check for GB problems. Please make an appointment asap. This is not something to try to diagnose on your own. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • December 22, 2007
    • 05:19 PM
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  • Yes the other poster is correct! It is possible you could have an ucler it could be direly serious. Or any manner of unnamed possibilities. It is safer to remove your stress and see a Doctor even an ER one ASAP
    Liam123 48 Replies
    • December 23, 2007
    • 00:13 AM
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