Hello all. I have sibo and yeast overgrowth. I take hcl and pepsin with meals. I never get burning or anything on them so I was assuming i have low stomach acid. Low stomach acid of course lets sibo and yeast to take over. Well since yesterday I have major pain in my stomach, as of now it subsided a lot but I have a lot of gurgling. This all occured after I ate some yogurt, some berries and I just made coconut bread to try and get more carbs. I also went to the bathroom last night like 6 times after I ate. But the pain was still there. I ate this morning, eggs again and it happened again. I just ate fruit an hour ago and the pain is much better. I wonder if Im getting sensitive to eggs as I eat 3 or 4 a day or every other day. Or had a reaction to the coconut bread. I also know fruit should be eaten alone especially with my horrible digestion. However I was wondering if HCL has given me an ulcer. I really hope this isn't an ulcer. Has anyone had one before. I still have a good appetite, no dark stools, no blood, no vomiting yet. THanks everyone
asked bybjjbrwnbelt (20)
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on June 11, 2013
at 01:15 AM
What makes you think you have an ulcer? An ulcer can simply feel like a small knot that is uncomfortable but not painful. Little/no blood. HCL supplementation can prevent ulcers from healing since acid irritates the ulcer.
I suggest you see a GI specialist and get tested for H.pylori. Ulcers are almost always caused by H. Pylori or prolonged consumption of NSAIDs.
Ulcers I had were made worse by HCL despite it alleviating acid reflux and IBS symptoms. After getting rid of H. Pylori I am fine. No acid reflux, IBS, or ulcers.