GASTRITIS, Question anyone?

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Trsora1
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   Posted 6/11/2008 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Anyone out there have gastritis? Never had this before and im sure it happened with taking all this medication for crohns.  When im on predisone i dont even know i have it. Going off predisone while still being on entocort, pentasa, humira i get very sick almost like i think im flaring.  Diaherra, nausea, tired, Gas, etc..  Does anyone else have gastritis? So hard not to go back on predisone to get this all too stop.  They tested to make sure i wasnt going threw steriod withdrawls. Any advice or how long this last.  I have had this for about a week now.  dr. gave me some stuff for acid at night to take. i watch what i eat, dont drink, the only thing i have decaff coffee and tea sometimes. i will stop drinking that.  But like i said when im on predisone i can just about eat or drink anything.

belleenstein
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   Posted 6/11/2008 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I would say you are steroid refractory and that your symptoms are a sign of disease activity. Why do you think it is not associated with your disease?
Belleenstein:

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Trsora1
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   Posted 6/11/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
belleenstein

went to dr. and he said that it was acid. But me on some medication for at night which helped with some of the nausea. I still get ill in the morning and feel sick till about 6-7am start at like 230am. The diaherra isnt water just very very soft and not 10 times a day only about 4. So blood work came back just fine as well. no it could be i just know that last two scopes i had say i had gastritis and the only times that i seem to feel it is when i am 100% off predisone and i dont know why. Could be my disease i guess just so werid how this happen every time i try predisone and maybe the entocort just isnt strong enough i dont know.

yogaprof
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   Posted 6/11/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
when I had a scope I was dx with gastritis and my GI didn't seem to think it was at all important. no meds, no discussion ever again. who knows what that is about.
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


Trsora1
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   Posted 6/11/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah my one gi dr. doesnt even seem to think it is important and the other said i had it. So i have no idea. I just praying and trying to get this thing in remission. I am on so much medciation already. And predisone always makes things better for me. So i have no idea how i will ever get off entocort because that isnt even strong enough.

dunny2
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   Posted 6/11/2008 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I've also got gastritis, and you're right the docs don't think it's important. I was given protonix to cut down the acid
production....
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   Posted 6/11/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. There are many things that can cause gastritis, one of which is autoimmune disorders such as Crohn's. Certain medications can also cause gastritis. "The most common symptoms are abdominal upset or pain. Other symptoms are belching, abdominal bloating, nausea, and vomiting or a feeling of fullness or of burning in the upper abdomen. Blood in your vomit or black stools may be a sign of bleeding in the stomach, which may indicate a serious problem requiring immediate medical attention."

My GI explained to me that gastritis is common in people that have CD of the terminal ileum. He said it is not unlike a "backwash" event. My gastritis became so severe that I had areas of bleeding in my stomach. The pain was very severe during those bleeds. Since going on Prevacid, I no longer have symtpoms of gastritis.

Trsora, if the medication your GI gave you is not controlling the gastritis symptoms, you should notify him. Some people respond better to one acid inhibiting medication better than another. Some of your other symptoms sound like your Crohn's is active and causing the problem. That is likely why you have problems when you come off the prednisone.
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Razzle
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   Posted 6/12/2008 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
A Gluten-Free diet made my "NSAID gastritis" (that's what it was called on the biopsy report; I'm allergic to NSAIDs and never take them) go away...so gastritis may or may not be due to IBD or meds.
-Razzle
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yogaprof
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   Posted 6/12/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
interesting, razzle; i have gone off gluten since my scope, so perhaps my gastritis is better, too. I feel a zillion times better, so I wouldn't be surprised. yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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