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vnj213
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   Posted 2/4/2011 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
On new years eve, I decided to have a little binge drinking fest. I mainly had a decent amount of tequila. I have only drank alcohol a few times before this, mainly beer. I puked a few times that night, and I felt horrible the next day which I contributed to the hangover. I noticed for the next week that I felt complete awful. I had a lot of bloating, cramps, gas, and burning in my upper abdomen. I eventually had an endoscopy done on January 24th. My esophagus and duodenum were normal. For my stomach, it said that I have "localized erythema of the mucosa with no bleeding was noted in the antrum. These findings are compatible with gastritis." They also took biopsies for H Pylori and Celiac Disease. Those both turned out to be negative. They said everything looked pretty good. I have been pretty miserable for the past month. I've been on Nexium 40mg once a day for about 2 weeks. Can one night of drinking really cause this? I have never had any symptoms of this before new years eve. I also have never had GERD or anything like that. So, I'm guessing it's acute? Does acute gastritis really last this long though? How long does it typically take to heal?

Any response is appreciated. Thank you.

By the way, I'm only 19 years old if that means anything.

Post Edited (vnj213) : 2/4/2011 5:33:19 PM (GMT-7)


Perksie
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   Posted 2/5/2011 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
This isn't what you want to hear, but gastritis can last a while. Mine lasted two years, but I know others who have had it and it went within a couple of months.

As yours in alcohol induced, I would be surprised if it lasted more than a month.

Organic coconut water, aloe vera juice and manuka honey (with a high UMF rating) can do wonders. Just make sure to put the honey on a quarter or half piece of bread so it has time to stay in your stomach.

You need to get your diet in check as well. Plenty of fresh vegetables & fruit.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/5/2011 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell. 

Gastritis usually develops when your stomach's protective layer becomes weakened or damaged. A mucus-lined barrier protects the walls of your stomach from the acids that help digest your food. Weaknesses in the barrier allow your digestive juices to damage and inflame your stomach lining.

Alcohol can irritate and erode your stomach lining, which makes your stomach more vulnerable to digestive juices. I am wondering if you normally drink alcohol prior to the New Year's Eve binge? Also are you a smoker ?
 
How long the effects last depends on what is causing the gastritis. Perhaps it is time to revisit your GI physician.
 
I wish you the best,
Kitt
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vnj213
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   Posted 2/5/2011 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the suggestions, Perskie. Where would I buy organic coconut water from?

Stkitt, I only drank alcohol maybe 5 times in my life before new years eve and those times were mainly just beer. I was never really wasted before or anything. Also, I don't smoke. I find smoking to be disgusting. Believe me; I'm never touching any kind of alcohol ever again. It's definitely not worth it. I do have an appointment Monday with my GI. I'm going to ask him how serious mine looks and what not.

beagle2001
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   Posted 2/5/2011 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Reply to your problem:

I am 62 years old and developed the exact problems you have stated and the same erthema or gastritus you have mentioned. I am on Nexium twice a day and have been for almost two months. I am much better. but still have the lump in the throat problem and the anxiety problems have gone away. If I feel them coming on I take a zannax pill and that pretty much stops the attacks.

My doctor performed the Bravo test where a capsule which transmits acid levels to a receiver worn on my belt. The capsule is attached by suction to the esophogus about 1 and 3/4 inch above the les in my stomach. He also looked at the stomach lining and found what you had also.

They also took biopsies of tissue in the stomach area and have not heard back about the results yet. Will find out next monday.

Please E-Mail me your progress, because your problem sounds exactly like mine and would like to keep in touch with how you are doing.

Thanks, Kurt Meyers West Milton, ohio

meyersks@hotmail.com

vnj213
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   Posted 2/5/2011 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I can relate to the lump in the throat. My tight throat and lump started after I started taking the PPIs. It wasn't an original symptom of mine. I was on Prilosec for maybe 5 days and the throat problems started. It has continued to be there with Nexium too. So, I'm not sure if this is a weird side effect for me or what.

beagle2001
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   Posted 2/5/2011 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I will find out next monday what the biopspies found out.

I am still on nexium twice a day. I am eating more stuff now ,but still scared to eat tomato sauce and pizza. Before i went on the nexium. I would be in serious heartburn mode if I ate them.

Thanks for replying and keep in touch. P.S. It is wierd, but your endoscope results were almost exactly what mine were. short of the biopspie results.


I still can feel my stomach pain thru to my back , but it is getting less and less as I stay on the nexium.

Thanks, Kurt Hang in there!!!

beagle2001
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   Posted 2/5/2011 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
to vnj213,

I used Skoal snuff for years and was scared that I might have a tumor at the base of my tonge , but everyone says that it is from the gerd/ Gastritus. I stopped the Skoal and coffee over two months ago when all this started.


Appreciate the reply !! Stay in touch

parisbvamp
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   Posted 2/27/2011 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all, just joining up.

Recently I've been through a lot of pain. And a lot of tests. They tell me it may be gastritis, which reading everything online is very disheartening since it seems to last forever and the pain is terrible. I started having pain in my right lung. The doctor said I probably had pleurisy and gave me a non-steroid anti-inflammation drug called indomethicin, which I took for a week. The drug gave me asthma like symptoms less than a week later I was experiencing severe nausea, and pain in my right side. The lung pain is still there, but I did stop taking those meds. Now they have me on something called salsalate, which helps sometimes and other times not at all. The nausea is terrible, but I can never thow up. I can't eat anything either as it makes it worse.

Do you think this is from the first medicine? When I stopped the first medicine earlier this week they told me to take tylenol and asprin for the pain so I did and that may have made it worse. Is the new medicine going to make the problem even worse? I've had an ultra sound and a lot of blood tests which are all clear. I don't know if I can live with this for a long time. A week and I'm already hurting bad enough to wanna die.

I'm going in tomorrow to see if I can get tested for the bacteria and maybe get an endoscopy. I just want this all to end.

couchtater
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   Posted 2/27/2011 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Antibiotics sometimes can cause a flare up of acid reflux.
Good luck on your tests. Ask also for a barium swallow.
Joy

parisbvamp
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   Posted 2/28/2011 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Found out online that the salsalate can actually make gastritis worse. so something else to bring up to the doc today. Sigh.

parisbvamp
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   Posted 3/3/2011 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had every test but the endoscopy. I tested negative for the HP bacteria. I've had nausea really bad for over a week and am trying to do a clear liquid diet to clear it from my system.

Has anyone found relief yet?

Jet5
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   Posted 10/14/2011 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey..i just came across this as i am going through similar problems/symptoms.
I am 21 years old and not a heavy drinker. I would drink socially 3-4 beers maybe once or twice a month. In july i had a night of binge drinking (6 jack daniels glasses on the rocks) for two days after i had upper abdominal pain and it went away. 2 weeks after i took antibiotics for a supposed respiratory infection and a fever and the pain came back. Since then it has been on and off. It will come and stay for a few days and go away for maybe a week. I have had 2 blood testsand everything is normal including liver and pancreas. I had an endoscopy and biopsy and everything is good. Doc said maybe at the most mild inflamattion of stomach.
I had an ultrasound and that was negative as well.
The pain is in the center of the upper abdomen, maybe 3 inches below ribcage.
Have you found anything as to what this might be?
Thank u

Tandem Rider
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   Posted 10/14/2011 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the TIF which eliminated most of my reflux but am still having pain like you describe. My doctor thinks that it is gastritis. Yours may also be gastritis.

Jet5
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   Posted 10/14/2011 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Tandem Rider said...
I had the TIF which eliminated most of my reflux but am still having pain like you describe. My doctor thinks that it is gastritis. Yours may also be gastritis.


Thank you for your reply. Wouldnt gastritis have show in the endoscopy? If it is gastritis ..how long until it heals?

stkitt
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   Posted 10/14/2011 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   

Treatment of gastritis depends on the specific cause. Acute gastritis caused by NSAIDs or alcohol may be relieved by stopping use of those substances. Chronic gastritis caused by H. pylori infection is treated by eradicating the bacteria. Most gastritis treatment plans also incorporate medications that treat stomach acid in order to reduce signs and symptoms you're experiencing and promote healing in your stomach.

I would check with your Dr. re treatment and how long does it normally take for the gastritis to heal.

Kindly,

Kitt


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chcgomatt
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   Posted 1/21/2013 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi VNJ, I know this is an old thread, but I am quite relieved to find someone with the same problem I've been struggling with the last few months! I was perfectly healthy, ran about five miles on an empty stomach, then drank a lot on an empty stomach and got a LOT of pain and sickness in my stomach. The problem really started instantaneously. Been having the same problems ever since! Lost a lot of weight, did every test, got the same result on my endoscopy, thought I had gastritis, then was told that I didn't. I can only conclude that drinking injured my stomach in some odd way, even though the doctors seem to think it's impossible. Have used the phrases "could one session of drinking" and "too much of a coincidence" many, many times! Anyway, if it happened to both of us is certainly possible. Am wondering if you're feeling any better? Did you ever find out what the problem is? I really hope you're feeling better.

SeanB
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   Posted 4/2/2014 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I was just diagnosed with gastritis after one visit to the emergency room. An Xray and blood test and that was it. I have been able to eat anything my whole life and this just started suddenly. I had bad pain for one day after hamburgers with onions. I had pain another day after Tacos with onion (lots of onion). Now I have been in excruciating pain for 4 days, unable to sit or lay without pain. I have no indigestion or heartburn. Just wondering if the Docs may have been wrong. They said no virus or bacteria but my temp goes up a few degrees each time it gets bad. Pain last night went to my right arm and left side of my neck, first stabbing then dull. All the Docs did so far was give me Hydrocodone, it doesn't help. Also they never even hooked me up to an EKG in the emergency room. I am 25 and overweight, just thinking it may be my heart rather than gas. Please let me know if any of you have had the same type of pain in the same places. Doctors look at a 25 year old and without a single test conclude I have gastritis. Think I may have to return to the emergency room if the pain gets as bad as last night when it radiated into my arm and neck. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Prairie ranger
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   Posted 4/2/2014 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Raw onions are harsh on the stomach, also acidic (tomatoes on tacos or burger) and spicy food can irritate the stomach. These can cause gastritis. I've had gastritis for 3 years and I just have to avoid things I love. Alcohol, soda, anything spicy or fatty or acidic. Losing weight can help if you have gerd.

stkitt
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   Posted 4/3/2014 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
 

Hello and welcome to HealingWell.

Glad you've found our online community. It’s a great place to connect with others traveling the same road...you'll find much support, encouragement and advice from others who understand. May I suggest that you take the time to introduce yourself in a new thread before you begin responding to the topics already in progress. 

This is easily done.  Simply click on the "New Topic" button and the program will open a box for you to post your intro. Be sure to give your thread a topic.
 
This will help members see your first post and extend a hand to you.
 
I would like to encourage you to set up an appointment with your primary care physician as you may need more testing or a referral to a GI specialist.
 
The Emergency Department should never be used for your primary care. If you have a true emergency than of course go to the ER.
 
Many people experience chest pain and of course "heart" crosses most people mind the first time.  Don't be afraid to speak up if you feel you need and EKG as the best way to take care of yourself is to be you own best advocate.
 
Heart chest pain is generally very different from other types of chest pain.  Many people with GERD have chest pain.
 
Hope to see you start your own thread.
 
Kindly,
Kitt


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