This was the case with me two weeks ago. I went to Toronto for a lovely weekend with my daughter Jerri. She had given me a ticket to the ballet as a Christmas gift and we added some other events to make it a full weekend of fun together. We really had a wonderful time.
As I was driving home to North Bay, Jerri started vomiting. And by the time I got home four hours later I wasn't feeling the best and it started for me soon afterward. Needless to say it hit pretty hard and put me on the couch for a solid three days. Meanwhile for Jerri, 24 hours later and she was back at work. It really seemed to linger with me.
Then I started to have severe stomach pains. Soon after a familiar pain started in my stomach and it didn't leave. I've had a stomach ulcer from time to time and I know the feeling. I remembered my doctor saying he would recommend I double my stomach medication if I felt I needed to, so I did that. It didn't seem to work. I took probiotics. It didn't work. I changed what and when I was eating and that didn't work. I called my doctor. And that didn't work. He's on holidays until April 11th.
Finally, I felt spent. I didn't know what else to do. I remembered clearly what my dad always did when he had an ulcer. He took baking soda and mixed it will water and drank it. I did that. It worked. Some relief anyway. So I thought I would do this until I can see my doctor. And I went to the health food store to see what the latest and greatest remedy is for stomach ulcers and there were two. One is apple cider vinegar and the other was aloe Vera juice. He thought I needed the aloe, so I bought that and I taking that too.
I'm better but feel it could flare anytime. And this my friends is one of the side effects of medication. Not good, but pain isn't either so I'll deal with this and move again.