20, M, underweight, Gerd+Gastritis(?) looking for good news

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Date Joined Sep 2014
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   Posted 9/22/2014 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Over the summer, I tried to do what every other college kid I knew was doing; going to parties, having fun.
But one day I woke up, and the nausea never went away. I burped constantly, and spit up a lot of my meals.
Since then (beginning of august), I've been on 40 mg of Omperazole, Probiotic, gaviscon, and lots of tums. Endoscopy and Ultrasound of gallbladder didnt turn up anything exception what the doctor told me was GERD
So when I finally got to school, overcame morning nausea, and was beginning to start my original diet, I got over confident, and three beers later I'm getting injections of Zofran.

Student Health now says its gastritis, so I have Carafate, on top of Prilosec Omperazole, and I'm incredibly disheartened.

If anyone has any good news stories, I would love to hear them. Its really depressing being at a Big Ten University, staying in on fridays, worried about nausea and burping fits.

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   Posted 9/22/2014 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
The best thing for you to do is stop drinking alcohol and modify your diet.

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   Posted 9/22/2014 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
You have to change your diet. Avoid spicy foods, carbonated beverages, high fat/fried foods, chocolate, coffee, caffine, citrus fruits. If you smoke, quit. Some people like myself also avoid gluten and dairy. It takes time but you can get it under control. Lay off the beer, its probably one of the worst alcoholic drink for GERD. Tone down the drinking and stick to clear liquors mixed in water. (I drink coconut or vanilla  rum mixed with water, it is pretty good, but I only drink once a month, sometimes twice and I do not over do it). Once you change your diet hopefully you will see a reduction in symptoms.
GERD Moderator; Diagnosed GERD, possible IBS; Gluten free since 2012; low lactose since 2012

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   Posted 9/22/2014 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   

I would AVOID ANY ALCOHOL 100%, as mentioned by other here you must change your diet completly. The drugs will not heal you just on their own. You must make diet changes specially overly fatty foods and spicy and acidic foods. Cut back on fatty foods but dont cut fats 100% also no citrucy fruits. Gastritis needs to be babied and can take as quick as 2 weeks to heal all the way to 2 years +.

I am now in my 15th months of battling gastritis and its worse than ever and it has really zaped me. But unfortunately for me I cant tolerate any PPI or H2 acid reducing meds, so healing gastritis like this is hard as hell. I went gun ho with the fat for a while and it flared the gastritis right back up. Even if you feel like you have recovered, I would highly advice maintaining your diet and medication for few weeks after as gastritis can play tricks on you. You feel better only for a meal to floor you.

Also go back to introducing new foods slowly that you have cut out.

Hopefully you should recover in 4-8 Weeks and not have my 15 month ordeal.

good luck
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