I'm 20 years old, had an upper endoscopy and a sigmoidoscopy recently, and the results came back that I have Severe Gastritis and Microscopic Colitis.
The Dr. prescribed Carafate for the Gastritis. I normally have diarrhea and since I have been taking this I have been not able to use the bathroom, but I have the same symptoms as if I need to go to the bathroom so I'm not feeling too well. Is there anyone that has had this problem with Carafate and knows what I should take to relieve the constipation?
Also, I'm very nauseous, and I'm wondering if that may be from the Gastritis that I have? And maybe the Carafate since it's new to my body, may be causing it too?
If anyone has any advice, please let me know!
Good morning SunshineSmile,
First off, when my prednisone regimen caused gastritis, I was AWFULLY nauseous, for which the Carafate bit like a hungry lion; and I was not even able to take all the pills that were prescribed daily (crazy instructions). It is good stuff.
As to the constipation, if a LOT of water don't work, I'd probably try some of the gentle stool softener like Miralax or Dulcolax. Ask your pharmacist. I usually I'm fine with the water treatment, and I do drink a lot of water daily regardless.
I could not stand the nausea, and I could not literally eat for a few weeks. Worst nausea in my life. It's tough, but hang in there and let the meds work.
It will get better.