My update on Gastritis

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DaOne
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   Posted 7/18/2014 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok so I found out I had gastritis back in May. I had all the depress things happen to me like everyone else. Lost weight, heart racing, felt like I having a heart attack, green stool, headaches, blood pressure high n etc. I knew it had to come from my gastritis cuz I'm 27 yrs. old. Ok I tried A PPI that start with an O it was bad for me send me to the ER. Finally the end of May my dr. Put me on Carafate :-) ! For times a day. It was hard to take but I did it cuz I wanted to feel better. I was afraid to take PPI cuz of the bad case I had with it. The Carafate didn't start to work n I felt a difference until 6 weeks later. I kept taking it cuz it take awhile for your stomach to heal. Ok the carafate start giving me bad headache because I guess I been taking it for a long period of time. I went to the dr. She told me to take it 2 times a day instead of 4. She gave me a Steroid shot that I felt a difference first she should have been did that. Then she told me to try Nexium over the counter I was scared but I did. I had no side effects yet turn. I feel 85 percent better with the Carafate, steroid shot n nexium. I also eat a Bland Food mostly bake potatoes, oat meal, shrimps no butter olive oil, chicken breast, no season, plenty of water. For taste I would get aloe Vera juice. cool. I'm not 100% better but I feel I'm getting my life back. This gastritis have took me down thru there I had panic attack thought about death n etc.. For more information let me know!!

Hope this help someone remember it take up to 2 to 3 months for healing stay focus I been going thru this since April 26.

James_a
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   Posted 7/19/2014 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
hi there

really glad you are getting better. I unfortunately can't tolerate ppi at all and trying to fix my gastritis using sucralfate and gaviscon only. Every time i healed my gastritis with ppi the hypersecretion from coming off them would flare my gastritis right back up. I was going in circles, eating only chicken rice since january and its been hell. Hopefully i am on road to recovery.

keep us updated on how things turn out for you.

DaOne
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   Posted 7/19/2014 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
@james did you try nexium from walgreens it's better. I tried all of them the doctor gave me I couldn't take them but I tried those it didn't have side effects

James_a
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   Posted 7/19/2014 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
unfortunately i am in UK and those are not available in the uk from what i know. I tried the blue pack Astor Zeneca tablets, unfortunately i have tried most ppi and they all reek havoc with me. I tried omeprazole, pantoprazole, pantoprazole, nexium and rabprazole and i just give up. There is still left to try dexilant but i have had enough of this rubbish.

good luck and hope you feel better soon.

DaOne
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   Posted 7/19/2014 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
How long u been on the carafate, have u drinking a lot of water n eating bland food

James_a
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   Posted 7/20/2014 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
about 7 days on carafate, when i have gastritis even drinking water hurts. I eat only boiled rice and boiled chicken breast and been on this diet for 7 months now soon to be 8. I can't tolerated green vegetables at all or milk or nuts or anything to be honest, not even oats, i can just about do sweet potato but usually 8 -12 weeks after a flare up can't even touch white potatoes. And my flare up after stopping ppi this time is seriously bad, but 7 days on i feel a tiny tiny bit better. I am in hell but feel so much better without ppi. on ppi i suffered from serious vitamin deficiency, such that i started to loose vision in my right eye and a whole host of problems, from breathing problems all the way to indirect nerve damage such that i could not sit or stand, gallbladder problems and more.

stupid doctors kept saying no its just stress lol.

ppi and me just don't work

DaOne
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   Posted 7/20/2014 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Remember the carafate gone take up to 8 weeks don't quick it.. Take it for time a day on empty stomach it's a life saver

Good luck
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