Gerd with gastritis .please help!

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   Posted 10/17/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, about 3 years ago I had an endoscopy and I was diagnosed with GERD .before that I only had gastritis but now both. The symptoms are indigestion and feeling of food being stuck down in my esophagus for many hours, and I also can taste that food in my mouth. However no acid and no burning sensation even feel like I haven’t go enough acid. It usually starts in the evening and lasts for a very long time. because of that I never get enough sleep ,the only thing that helps is digestive enzymes, however most of the time even they don’t help. Usually after about 3pm I have to be on a very strict diet involving only porridge or potato, however recently my symptoms have gotten worse and can’t eat anything after about 3pm, which I find impossible to do. I was prescribed Zantac(ranitidine)such as lansoprazole, rabeprazole, and have been taking it for 3 months; however it hasn’t made any difference. I also suffer from gastritis and the symptoms are pain where my gallbladder is, however I had a test done and I don’t have gallstones, The things I can’t eat make up quite a long list: meat, skin, seeds, fried food, fatty food, cakes, ice-cream, vegetables (especially with skin), salads, baked pastry, rise, pasta, all of this takes hours to digest at any time during the day. I’m 5ft 8 and weigh 68 kilograms; I don’t smoke and don’t drink alcohol. These health problems affect every aspect of my life, and I’m only 20, I am tired every day and I don’t enjoy life the way I used too. Please help me I don’t know what to do.

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   Posted 10/17/2009 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell and the GERD/heartburn forum. I am not sure when you saw a physician last but perhaps you should make an appointment with a GI Physician and see about getting some testing done.  It has been 3 years since your endoscopy so perhaps things have changed and you need a current medical screening exam.
I am sorry to hear you are having so much pain and hoping you can get some medical help.
Again welcome to HealingWell.


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   Posted 10/18/2009 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Kitt. ALso might want to ask about a hidascan for your gallbladder. It tests the function of it and not just if there are stones. You also may have a stricture from the gerd in your esophagus and that can be the stuck food issue. The GI can do an EGD and see if that is the case.
Take care,

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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/19/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I AM IN YOUR BOAT. same thing gerd/gastritis. i am seeking a second opinion because the pills dont help. the local drs. dont listen. go see a gi/ent and ask for help.
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