Six weeks ago I had my first episode of severe stomach pain (upper center abdomen) with by nausea and
vomiting, which lasted 22 hours; I tried heat, ice, Pepto
, Maalox, Tylenol, peppermint tea and whining; nothing relieved the pain. After two more episodes in the next two weeks, I saw my doctor who suspected an ulcer, prescribed Prilosec, and ordered blood tests.
Helicobacter pylori was negative but platelets were elevated (456) as was fasting glucose (115); the surprise was AST at 384.