I would have SWORN I've had a stomach ulcer since last August. GI told me to just keep popping another Omeprozole when the pain came on. That didn't help. Neither did Tums or Maalox.
So he did a gall bladder ultrasound and found out I had gall stones. So out came the gall bladder last month. They were sure the stones were what was causing my pain.
2 weeks after the surgery, the same pain came back. Monday I had an Upper Endoscopy and the results were "MINIMAL GASTRITIS"!
I was shocked there wasn't a gaping hole in my stomach because that's how bad the pain has been over the past 10 months.
Who else has been diagnosed with "gastritis"? Isn't this just inflammation in the stomach? What are your symptoms? What have you been told to take to reduce the pain when it comes on?
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 32 (misdiagnosed with IBS in 2002)
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Omeprazole, Ferrous Sulfate, Librax, One-A-Day multivitamin, Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: swelling ankles, extreme fatigue, mouth ulcers, joint pain
Previous/occasional Rx's: Prednisone, Flagyl, Levaquin, Xifaxan, Carafate
4/7/09: Gall bladder removal laproscopic surgery (gall stones)