Hello everyone. I just found this site today. I don''t know if this is the ocrrect forum or not. I apologize for the long rant.
Towards the end of June, I developed severe burning in my stomach. I have had burning stomach sensations and burping on and off over the past 20 years but nothing as extreme as now. 20 years ago I had an upper GI that revealed nothing so I have lived with my symptoms since then. They would bother me some from time to time but nothing too serious. I was able to drink and eat anything I wanted.
My lfie style was not the greatest. I drank alot of beer on the weekends, wine during the week, drank a lot of coffee daily, and popped Ibuprfren for headaches. Loved spicy foods. In addtion to this, my company announced this past March they were clsoing our office down and making us move to another city. This added a lot of stress and some depression. From what I have read, these are all triggers for Gastritis.
Well I have it now. An Endoscopy showed inflmation in my stomach and esophogus. But he also commented that the findings were grossly normal. I was kind of out of it when he was talking to me after my endo but he did say my stomach looked normal.
I have been on Omeprazole since June. He also prescribed Carafate and Simex Duotab after my Endo.
Need less to say, my life has been basically a living hell ever since this Gastritis flared up. I rarely get relief. Most days I am in constant burning pain. I can't eat much, losing a lot of weight (and I need to anyway), and I am getting depressed. It is very hard to concentrate at work.
Will I ever be normal again? How long does it take for this stuff to go away or will it ever?