I have had GERD issues for quite some time, but a few years ago, I was having episodes of gastritis that they couldn't find the cause of. I still have them, but not nearly as frequently, and not to the same extent now that I can spot the initial warning signs. I was in and out of the hospital about 8 times in 10 months, lost about 60lbs and never could figure out why. They did every test imaginable, even transfering me by ambulance to another hospital for a test that was only available there. I take my Prevacid every day and if it gets really bad, I go on a liquid diet for a few days and things calm down.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....