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Hello. Last month I was diagnosed with a gastric ulcer. I was prescribed Sucralfate and Omeprazole and I was doing okay. I wasn't quite eating a healthy diet with it though but after a month into the meds the pain had started to subside.
Last week I went to refill my prescription and the pharmacy said they were having a manufacturer shortage of sucralfate and and I ended up getting it 5 days later. In those 5 days I thought I was going to die. It felt like all the progress I had made with the pain was gone.
I finally got it back about a week ago and the first 2 days the pain didn't subside (It did after only the first day the first time I had taken it last month) so I thought to change my diet. I'm only eating bland foods, mostly veggies now and staying away from red meat and anything with a kick to it. However the pain is still constant and never ending. The only time I get some relief is when I'm sleeping. My stool also has been very "fluffy" lately and it doesn't seem like I'm digesting everything properly. I'll see parts of undigested vegetable is there. I also keep losing weight as I only weigh 110 now and I'm 5 11.
Is this normal? How long am I looking at for recover? Is there anything I can do for the constant pain? It is particularly bad when I go to work and walk around (I work in retail.) I am also worried about my weight and that after years of eating unhealthy my body is having trouble adapting to the change in diet. I'm only 27 and have never experienced anything like this.
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