Gastritis And Gerd

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wctrader
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   Posted 12/27/2012 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm new to this forum. Just looking for some answers. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

My gastritis started about 3 months ago when after binge eating for a couple of weeks I couldn't eat properly.
I felt full after small meals and was "deep" belching all the time. I went to the doctor who told me I had Gastritis. He put me on Prilosec and told me to take a h pylori blood test.

My results were 0.44 on a standard range of 0.00-0.99 for the h pylori antibody. He said the results were "normal". After I took Prilosec once a day in the morning for 6 weeks I began to eat normally. However, I developed Acid Reflux. I started to have acid come up my throat. I had acid come up when I was off the Prilosec and food come up when I was on Prilosec. I ended up having to change insurances and just went to my new doctor today. She said I should just keep taking the Prilosec.

So to sum it up, I'm not sure if I have h pylori. Is it okay for someone to have "some" h pylori in there body? Could h pylori cause acid reflux? Is my gastritis gone? Can this cause cancer? I'm just really confused and my doctor didn't try to explain much to me.

Ohh and I also suffer from schizoaffective disorder bipolar. So if I sound a little crazy forgive me...lol.

dencha
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   Posted 12/27/2012 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi wctrader,
Welcome to Healing Well!  I have a reactive stomach and because of that I've had lots of gastritis.  It does always increase my reflux, so I understand what you're experiencing.
 
Relax..your doctor knows best.  If you're within normal range, it's obvious that it's normal to have some level of hPylori in your system.  Be glad that's not your problem, because if it was you'd be taking some heavy-duty antibiotics and they'd only create more problems with your stomach.
 
Here's a link to information regarding how to get the most out of your PPI:
 
Hang in there...it takes a long time to heal stomach and esophageal tissue.  In my case it generally took from a few weeks to two or three months.  It will get better, though!
Best wishes,
Denise
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Eckhart Tolle

wctrader
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   Posted 12/27/2012 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dense, thanks for the reply.

Yes, gastritis is awful. Sorry to hear about your gastritis problem. I only had it for a short time. I just get a little paranoid when it comes to stomach issues.

The range is normal. But I guess I just worry a lot.

Again thanks for the reply. I will hang in there.

Best of luck and Happy Holidays to you!

dencha
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   Posted 12/27/2012 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Same to you, wctrader!  Try to go with the flow...as my signature quote says,
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
Take care!
Denise
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Nissen Fundoplication 2/09
Allergy/Asthma

"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle
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