Okay, so it seems ive got ulcers (duodenal, not stomach - no pylori either). They are pretty intense. Either caused by gallbladder issues, or by excess acid from my hyperthyroidism (yes thats a thing). Both can cause ulcers.
Now I am on proton pump inhibitors (even tho I hate the things) and thyroid meds, and am on a wait list to talk to a surgeon about testing my gallbladder. So hopefully ill get it sorted in time.
But in the meantime, it bloody hurts!
Ive been eating smaller meals. But identifying what foods are better to eat, and how to eat is a bit complex. Seems like tomatoes and berries might be out (high ph). hard foods like nuts and seeds are defo out.
Cheese seems okay, and I am thinking higher fat, lower protein dairy might be ideal, like perhaps heavy whipping cream (low ph, and low protein - protein stimulates stomach acid more than carbs or fat, according to some research I read). Milk apparently doesnt really work, but that makes sense, cause its got lotsa protein in.
Ive been low carb, but in the difficult circumstances I am flexible. I would think about some sweet potatoes or rice, as it seems like fat, this doesnt seem to produce stomach acid.
Ive been doing lots of bone broth (in homemade stews) and that seems to work well. Only consistantly low pain food Ive found, and no surprise knowing whats in it.
Basically I am looking for other folks who have had ulcers, particularly the real painful kind, and wondering - what works/worked for you?
Help much appreciated as always!