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Jakatak
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   Posted 5/14/2013 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
My scope was non eventful. I had blood work that was normal.

My problem started with a pain in my left chest area. I was worried about heart trouble. Testing confirmed my heart is fine. I noticed the pain while lying down after a meal. Sounds like acid reflux....but, a couple weeks later, I began getting stomach nausea after meals. Not heartburn. I know what heartburn is....I've had the burning up the middle of my chest. A glass of milk would always take it away. This pain in my stomach feels like getting off a spinning ride. At its worst, I have no appetite. I am adhering to an acid reflux diet and it is so frustrating. This came on right out of the blue. First the chest pain and then the stomach nausea. Any ideas?

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 5/15/2013 5:09 AM (GMT -6)   
It might be gastritis, just a guess.

Jakatak
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   Posted 5/15/2013 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately, the scope was negative. This pain is horrendous. I just had some oatmeal. One of the few things that doesn't make my stomach worse. I truly feel that my life is over. I feel so bad for my wife. It's killing our social life and what my wife can cook.

Lu2011
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   Posted 5/15/2013 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
AM sorry to hear you're suffering so.  I am the same...have constant nausea.  I don't have GERD but my GI did see inflammation in my stomach during an endoscope.  Did the scope show any inflammation?  My GI also named it as functional dyspepsia, which is a name they give as a default when nothing else is obvious and has to do with how the stomach pumps food.
 
Are you on any meds?  My rheumatologist actually prescribed a PPI (to protect my stomach if I want to take arthritis meds) and I find it helps with the nausea.  People on here have warned though of being on it long term from long term effects.  I also take something like zantac which seems to help with nausea.
 
I hear you in how it effects your life. If you want to eat out or get together with friends, it makes it really challenging unless you don't mind feeling like crap.  Sucks doesn't it?  I do hope you start feeling some relief.
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.
Also suffer from asthma (only triggered when I get a cold) and stuffed sinuses.

Jakatak
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   Posted 5/15/2013 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I do have slight inflammation in the stomach...but I can't believe it causes this much nausea.

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 5/15/2013 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Jakatak,
That would be gastritis, carafate will help clear that up.

Jakatak
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   Posted 5/15/2013 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't think so. Food makes it worse. When I did have gastritis many years ago, food actually quelled the pain.

Lu2011
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   Posted 5/15/2013 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
It may or may not be gastritis.  For me, it wasn't awful inflammation that was seen, but it was there.  But your endoscopy would have shown inflammation if it was there.  I find when the nausea is bad, it will subside if I eat, but still keeping only a small amount of food in my stomach. 
 
Perhaps go back to your dr to try and get more answers.  Unfortunately, what I'm finding, when they don't see anything, they kind of shrug their shoulders.
 
Have you had your gallbladder checked?  I've also had ultrasound and CT Scan.
Ulcerative Colitis 1988, had colon removed and now jpouch
Now sufer from sacroiliitis and inflammation of piriformis muscle causing sciatica like pain during flare ups. Joints very bad...take celebrex when needed.
Also suffer from asthma (only triggered when I get a cold) and stuffed sinuses.

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 5/15/2013 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope this helps......
 
Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly (acute) or gradually (chronic).

What Causes Gastritis?

Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs. It may also be caused by any of the following:

  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori): A bacteria that lives in the mucous lining of the stomach. Without treatment the infection can lead to ulcers, and in some people, stomach cancer.
  • Pernicious anemia: A form of anemia that occurs when the stomach lacks a naturally occurring substance needed to properly absorb and digest vitamin B12.
  • Bile reflux: A backflow of bile into the stomach from the bile tract (that connects to the liver and gallbladder).
  • Infections caused by bacteria and viruses.

If gastritis is left untreated, it can lead to a severe loss in blood and may increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.

What Are the Symptoms of Gastritis?

Symptoms of gastritis vary among individuals, and in many people there are no symptoms. However, the most common symptoms include:

  • Nausea or recurrent upset stomach
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach between meals or at night
  • Hiccups
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting blood or coffee ground-like material
  • Black, tarry stools
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