I took omeprazole for a few months and didn't help my gastritis at all! This gastritis is no joke, it's taking forever to heal! I'm taking carafate, dgl licorice, slippery elm, pepzin gi, Zantac, drinking carrot juice, ginger and chamomile tea and eating bland and I still have flare ups! They said mine is mild gastritis too, I can only imagine what severe gastritis feels like! It's so frustrating sometimes
Yeh I thought the same, just before my first endoscopy I was doubled over in pain after being off the PPIs for a couple of weeks, got told I had 'mild gastritis' and I thought *** does severe feel like then!
I'm on all of the above same as you except carafate, I think that actually made my stomach worse, since I stopped it I haven't noticed much difference but the odd time I've tried it since I got burning in my stomach just after.
One new thing Ive been doing is chewing gum after meals, seems to help a bit, more enzymes to digest quicker and saliva is alkaline too. Oh and just bought a slow cooker and its amazing, make a big pot of stew and the food is so soft just melts in the mouth, very nice on the stomach.
My GI has just put me on 2 new anti-inflammatory drugs for Crohns disease as the only thing my tests have shown is inflammation in the intestines, and he thinks Im mistaking stomach pain for intestinal pain (I'm convinced Im not) but after two days and my stomach feeling worse I checked the leaflets and they both have stomach problems listed as a very common side effect! One even says dont take if you've had stomach ulcers or mental health problems, I have the latter, and although Ive never had a stomach ulcer its obviously affecting the stomach lining like NSAIDs do (except it is a steroid so I get the added bonus of my immune system being impaired!). I think my GI is a sadist.