Gastritis!!! with horrible heeartburning !!! I have one Question ...

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   Posted 12/17/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
***CAN GASTRITIS lead to gerd/heartburn - is it temporary or will this be a permanant disrder ??  Ive never had heartburn before this DX was concluded... at least nothing i ever noticed prior to this **** thank you for caring and taking some time to help me
oh good people - please read this
Since the beginning of 08' i have been battling with severe constipation
my GI doc prescribed miralax ( which helped in the past but stopped) to bentyl and symax (which made me tired and loopy)
I never had any previous experience with HEARTBURN - burning pain in throat and chest - that has ceaselessly been agonizing me for 2months now -- my Gi did a endoscopy (3 weeks ago) which he said i had gastritis!  placed me on ppi;s that do not work - im still burning like hell ( i have jumped from prevacid nexium and protonix - no avail)
i have been doing aloe ( lily of the desert stomach formula) and slippery elm - for 2 weeks and i have not noticed any relief
i cold turkey'd my ppi's and the first day i was fine (still burning was bad) -- and lastnight I had an indescribable burning rage that was twice the intensity of what i daily experience!  I popped 2 solutab prevacids ( that were in my pocket) immediately and it gave a some relief -- but burned badly a couple of hours later...
 i cant live with this seething burning pain anymore - its destroying my sanity
should i just stick with ppi's for now and just hope it kicks in? or what >
im just so done with this disaster -- horrible constipation is one thing now I have to battle this too and it just seems like too much
thank you for reading
ps im also back on miralax too

Post Edited (saddaze) : 12/23/2008 11:43:28 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 12/17/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HealingWell. First of all no life taking allowed...... smhair I empathize with what you are going through but if you read through the forum you will see you are in good company with many others having the same pain and problems as you are.
You came to the right place, and we are glad you found us.
There seems to be some debate re PPI meds but each person is an individual so what works for one may not work for another.
I would like to suggest you either return to your GI Doc or find a new one. 
I take Prilosec and I will have the occasional break through but some of it is due to my indescretion in what I chose to eat.
The world is a better  place because you live and serve within it so please do read the forum and get that gastritis rechecked.
You have a family here on HealingWell so know we suppot you.

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   Posted 12/18/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you for your kind words Kitt - i will keep you informed as well as reading other posts. have a nice day

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   Posted 12/19/2008 12:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi saddaze...
I am home from work for this whole week with the worst stomach flu you can and all my friends , one by one getting it...yuck !! I read your post the other day and I was too sick and weak to wrote back,,,sorry bout that . I want you to know that you are worth so much to everyone here and we need you to stick it out...
Tell us a bit more about will help to talk about things.
I will write more later as I feel better....
I'll be praying for, Annie

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   Posted 12/19/2008 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi: Saddaze:
Take a deep breath. Your in good company there is alot of wisdom on this forum. You sound like I did a few weeks ago and beleive me I totally understand your frustration. I like you had been through the PPI gambit while never reaching nexium and it seems that none of them were working. PPI are not for everyone each of us is different. Tell us a bit about yourself and whats going on in your life. There are two important factors that do not help Gastritis and thats diet and stress. . One concern is that you went cold turkey off of the PPI becuase they were not working. Your doctor should have been included in that decision because you will find that there are rebound effects from quitting and from what I have found it makes no difference if you have been on it a short or long time. Having said that there are a few changes you can make that might help. For example take out irritating foods off your diet such as citrus,spicy foods and carbonated beverages. Eat smaller portions and at regular times. Do not lay down for several hours after eating. Try to get enough sleep this will help with stress. Speaking about stress is your life hectic and are you eating on the run this does not help if it is. Find time to relax go for a walk listen to some music.
Lastly take it one day at a time breath and know that your needed. This whole experience will make you stronger. A doctor told me once "your not from mars they will figure it out"
I have been off the PPI now for 23 days and while life is not exactly perfect its getting better every day.

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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you for all your kinds words :) it is nice to know ppl really care about one another -- as im reading through all these posts - it truly breaks my heart to learn that soo many people are going through horrible / scary / infuriating situations that im ashamed to be so upset about my condition
a little about me
im 34 yo female - new yorker ( im sure that will answer some questions :) ) prone to have a type A personality - like most younger adults, i took my health for granted prior to this nightmare -- (karma is a *****) - gastric cancers run on my fathers side -

my diet really consists of broth, some chicken , rice , pear baby food - lots of liquids- coconut water, warm liquids, slippery elm - nux vomica -->and my homeopathic doc is placing me on nux vomica ( we'll see if this is effective) and some herbal constipation supplements ( cause on top of all else i suffer from severe constipation for a year now _- and ive been through the gambit with that- miralax, bentyl etc.. to little relief)

im taking prevacid 30mg 1 x daily as opposed to 2 x -- im afraid of the rebound from reducing the pill... but lets hope that the nux and the herbal pills will be of help ..

its just scary b'cause i never had heartburn before ( nor these major GI issues) and it can be really distressing burning like your in hell day in and out --- thank you for reading and caring.. i pray that all of you find your peace too..

Post Edited (saddaze) : 12/22/2008 12:59:33 PM (GMT-7)

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