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Old 04-05-2014, 08:19 PM   #31
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I simply meant that by the mid 70's I had already had my gall bladder removed and no longer suffered from the hideous attacks that sent me off to the ER!
I'm not sure that gall bladder attacks have anything to do with possible ulcers. But I'd be welcome to anything that says different----- that's not a testimonial (Study of One )

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Old 04-05-2014, 08:24 PM   #32
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- which is what I take. Only stronger, not an OTC.
You may (MAY) be getting a not too effective treatment for H. pylori instead of the antibiotic treatment that helps but doesn't eradicate the bacteria IF you have them.That isn't a doctor's opinion! Just something to think about.
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With all the bouncing about I only know that when they removed my gall bladder the attacks stopped. Why would I or the doctors then question anything?

If later I thought I had developed ulcers (either before or because of or after - 40 years later is a moot question). Getting a belly ache and thinking of ulcers and milk and tagamet (which worked for a while) plus a lot of other OTC's which worked to a certain degree - until it got to the point where they didn't work.

It was too long ago to remember what was said - and yes, I appreciate all the input and will have another question for the doc (poor guy ). But the point is - my meds are working for me now - anytime we have tried anything new has been a disaster and I will not suffer those conditions lightly ever again if I can possibly help it.
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