Hi All, Happy to report I continue to live with very little back pain! But... Over the last few weeks, I was feeling a bit groggy and tired. About a week ago, I noticed it looked like I had digested blood in my stool. I thought it was prudent to go to my doctor considering the symptoms I was seeing. They did some tests and I had a very low blood count and had become anemic. They also confirmed I did have blood in my GI tract. Because of everything they were seeing, they were concerned and did an upper endoscopy the next morning. I'm a 27 year old male - and they said I was too young to be bleeding. They confirmed their suspicions and found a peptic ulcer and the biopsy also tested positive for H Pylori. I was put on 5 days of nexium to help heal the ulcer and tomorrow I'm supposed to begin a 14 day PrevPac treatment of 8 pills a day to try and kill the H Pylori and allow the ulcer to heal. I am aware of all of Sarno's thoughts on H Pylori, and most of the medical journals I've read agree that at least half the world population has this bacterium in their stomachs. But what I found interesting was that H Pylori in those with ulcers had a different appearance under the microscope and are believed to be a different strain. I'm at a real impasse here. My resting heart rate has finally dropped back down to 80 (from 100) as the bleeding has stopped and I guess my levels are slowly getting back to normal. But when faced with such real, tangible, dangerous conditions - I don't know how convinced I am that this is all in my head and was hoping maybe somebody here who is familiar with TMS would have some experience with battling ulcers/H Pylori. I've read some really terrifying reviews of the PrevPac and have some reservations about starting treatment but I also know I lost a lot of blood through this ulcer and I need it to heal. I find myself in probably a more unique situation that most (as they may not be aware of TMS) and am at this crossroads with western medicine and what I know to be true regarding TMS and my back pain. The doctors and journals seem to be aware of the idea that stress or diet can cause a peptic ulcer and they all said/have told me it has absolutely nothing to do with stress and everything to do with H Pylori compromising the lining on my stomach wall and allowing stomach acids to breach the lining. Can anybody offer some thoughts or perhaps experiences with ulcers? My first though is it's my back pain just finding its new home - but back pain didn't almost put me in the emergency room. This ulcer did. And that's the big difference and gap I'm having difficult bridging.