gastritis and duodenitis

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rezizta
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   Posted 6/30/2014 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been suffering gastritis for 3 months now.When I had an endoscopy in June I was diagnosed with mild gastritis severe duodenitis(no hiatal hernia).Also I have been experiencing heartburn the past few days.
My doc said as I understand "if you have gastritis, you 'can' and most often do, have some form of Reflux".
What I am wondering does/has anyone experienced from gastiritis and duodenitis in addition to heartburn or acid reflux,loss weight and sour taste?????
healed gastritis=heartburn gone is it true??? I really hope my heartburn will be cleared when gastritis is gone...
Good health to you all

Andy1986
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   Posted 7/2/2014 4:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had (and still have) both, I definitely notice both seem to get worse and better at the same time. Unfortunately when my gastritis had cleared up previously the reflux was much slower to go away, but it did seem to reduce over time. It can be a hard thing to juggle because things that help reflux dont always help gastritis and vice versa.

rezizta
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   Posted 7/2/2014 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Will healing gastritis resolve acid reflux? many thanks for your thoughts

puzzik79
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   Posted 7/7/2014 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Here is what healed mine:

http://www.amazon.com/GastroVen-Stomach-Complex-Premier-Research/dp/B004292VXY/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1404754559&sr=1-1&keywords=gastroven

http://www.amazon.com/THORNE-RESEARCH-GI-Encap-Health-Beauty/dp/B007854W4K/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1404754586&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Gi+encap+dgl

You may need to stick to a liquid diet for a few weeks. Homemade chicken broth, some rice, very soft foods.

My reflux is about gone, it took a while to heal, but it's do-able.

* Avoid the following: smoking, alcohol, fried foods, coffee. The first 1 may be needed to be avoided for good.

James_a
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   Posted 7/7/2014 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
it depends on how sensitive your stomach is, when i had gastritis i was coughing up acid in waves, it was horrid. My stomach was like iron until doctors destroyed it with steroids/antibiotics unnecessarily, unfortunately for me I soon found out although my stomach was like iron, it is also extremely sensitive and reactive. I could not eat anything apart from rice and boiled chicken for 7months. Even eating 1 table spoon of milk would floor me. What night mare, but it does end just stay positive. Worst part for me is that the gastritis/ppi comb left me with sever visceral hypersensitivity, meaning my the nerves in my stomach react like i still have gastritis even though 2 endoscopes came back negative for gastritis. I am also sensitive to ppi, they play havoc with the nerves in my stomach and i am certain of that, even though there is no medical evidence for doctors to believe in. I had problem standing and sitting for 7 months and still continuing now and even got much worse 6 weeks ago. It was like my stomach was touching my ribcage and making me reflux bad. I am now on amitriptyline 30mg looking to increase to 50 soon. I am going to attempt to drop the ppi medication soon. In other countries doctors always seem to give ppi with medicine that supress the nerves in the stomach. I am surprised why doctors in the west don't catch on. The pain medication reduces the vast side effects ppi have after using them for linger than few weeks, specially the bad stomach pains and cramps i used to get with these nasty medication.

Honestly my advise is that with anyone with gastritis, is to try and deal with it without PPI if possible, through diet and if needed sucralfate and Zantac/ranitidine at best. these medication have not been around for more than 50 years so people have dealt with gastritis for thousand of years without. PPI for me are unnecessary drugs unless your reflux is so bad that it triggers your asthma or painful. The problem of getting of PPI is much worser than the gastritis i had. The reflux you get and pain in the stomach when trying to stop ppi is for some much, much worser than gastritis in the first place, i do wish to stress FOR SOME OF US UNFORTUNATE to be affected like this. Others don't seem to experience PPI acid rebound problem.

anyhow good luck, in few months you wild good as new :)

Brianala
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   Posted 7/8/2014 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been diagnosed with Esophagitis, Gastritis, and Duodenitis on top of a hiatal hernia and esophageal dysmotility. I'm scheduled for a nissen fundoplication next month.

I've had symptoms for probably the past four years, although it's definitely gotten a lot worse in the last year. I have tried changes in diet, antibiotics, and exhausted every PPI available, and while they all helped at first, eventually every medication failed. I have horrible reflux, and pretty much constantly feel acid rise up in my throat. I am hoping that the surgery will help reduce or eliminate the inflammation, once the hernia is fixed.
Hiatal Hernia, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Dysautonomia

Andy1986
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   Posted 7/10/2014 4:17 AM (GMT -6)   
My history is similar to James, it took me a long time to get over my first bout of gastritis (mainly because noone ever told me what not to eat) and it left my stomach and esophagus extremely sensitive. I battled with it for about 2 years thinking that I just had to get used to it, but then a few months ago it suddenly got worse again and I was forced to go back to the drs and try and sort it once and for all.

I've been put on amitriptyline, been on it for about 2 months now and definitely notice the improvement. My stomach is still causing me frequent nausea but I can at least eat without pain now and my heartburn has almost vanished!

My biggest problem is being careful what I eat when Ive started to feel better, its so easy to start having bad foods too soon and then you end up back where you started.
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