I was diagnosed with very minor gastritis last month after an endoscopy. Biopsy and ultrasound were negative. I first noticed it after eating some papa Johns spicy sausage pizza and smoking Marijuana mid-december. I am a heavy Marijuana smoker I will admit and have smoked continously for the past 5+ years, but never cigs. That whole week something didn't feel quite right so I thought it was my heart. Went to my primary who did an EKG which was negative. The0n on a Friday I ate a lot of spicy sushi and within an hour I felt immediate pressure building right below my breastbone to the point t where I had to stay moving. I would then get acid reflux while sleeping. I was prescribed Nexium which I was taking for the past 8 weeks.
It's weird because I don't really get any extreme pain anymore, just a lot of gas moving around everywhere which freaks me out because I still think it's other organs causing the problem. No more reflux during the night though. Still lot of burps, although i feel the nexium prevents the burps. the only time I get pain is when I try to smoke Marijuana and I get a pressure/burning sensation right between my pecs. It starts 10mins after a hit and lasts a few hours.
Recently, I've been feeling weird while on nexium. Lots of bloating and I feel a much heavier hearbeat. Also, when I was done eating last night and stood up I felt a couple palpations with a double beat and then a pause. Probably 4 of them and then back to a normal beat, but still heavy. I've been trying to wean off the nexium so I took 20mg in the am and 150mg of Zantac before dinner. Today is my first day off nexium and I only took 150mg Zantac before lunch. I workout 7 days a week and don't drink, just smoke Marijuana no cigs but not recently because of the pain.
Does anyone have any similar reactions to nexium? Can Marijuana smoke cause gastritis?
Post Edited (ToPH31) : 2/5/2015 6:40:34 PM (GMT-7)