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Sindi
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   Posted 6/5/2006 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Guys,
I have GERD and Gastritis.  I take 30mgs of prevacid which helps, but somtimes I get breakthrough nausea. Also, take compazine for the nausea which helps a little.  Does anyone else have gastritis and what helps ?  Thanks in advance!

nonstop1972
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   Posted 6/9/2006 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sindi,

The fact that you have gastritis is an indication of the fact that the ppi that you are taking isn't not strong enough.
if the ppi is dosed right your gastritis should go away.

I had a similar issue and upping the dosage fixed it for me ,, I hope it fixes it for you.
I also had an issue with the type of ppi that I used, Pariet worked but Nexium didn't

another thing that helped me was exercise and eating every 3 to 4 hours

Gastric Distress makes me unhappy ;(

Marburg
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   Posted 7/5/2006 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sindi,
 
I too have gastritis and GERD.  In my case the gastritis kicks in when I am under a lot of stress.  This then ramps up the GERD and I wind up burping, metallic taste in mouth, dizzy, headache, pains in chest, stomach and shoulders.
 
I had an endo in March which confirmed the diagnosis.  They found hiatal hernia (suspect it may play a minor role due to the age of the hernia), gastritis (unable to find root cause-all results for known culprits were negative other than stress).  They had to take 4 days of bed rest and 40mg of Prilosec.  Within 72 hours the symptoms were gone.
 
I don't eat a lot of greasy fried foods, have added more veggies.  I find that fresh veggies impact me less than frozen or canned.  Certain fruits and veggies appear to increase my symptoms.  These are:  too much caffeine (although 1-2 cups of coffee don't bother me), the cauliflower type veggies, tomato paste, and most fruit juices (sweetened) cause me all kinds of problems.  I also found that a handful of cashews, almonds, pecans or walnuts also help.  I am working on losing weight and excercise 2-3 times a week for 1/2 hour.
 
Marburg

Nal
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   Posted 7/11/2006 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   

I have been on acid blockers for years.  Have never had gastritis until it showed up last year-figure that one out!  I was on a very strong PPI as well and now we are wondering if that is what did the damage in the first place.

 

Nancy


Marburg
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   Posted 7/12/2006 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
My endo said that a lot times they really can't pinpoint what caused the problem.

Hmm....sounds like me. I was on PPI's for a lot of years and then in January I developed gastritis which came back in Feb and again in March. In my case, the gastritis developed during periods of high stress (death of a family member, sick parent, niece's family moved in with me temporarily, work stress, etc.)

Here's to hoping and praying we all get some relief.

Marburg

bekster
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   Posted 7/13/2006 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, that was my diagnosis. Same symptoms too. If you are still having the reflux, your PPi is not working or the dose is not strong enough. That happened to me. A change in diet and some mild exercise will accelerate your recovery. No smoking, no alcohol, not greasy food, no acid foods, specially during crisis periods. Stress brings it on for a lot of us, but the good news is that the available medication can be really effective at making the symptoms go away over a couple of months. In the meantime, be patient and eat for nourishment right now.

Marburg
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   Posted 7/14/2006 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Good points Bekster

 

Marburg


cris
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   Posted 12/8/2008 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
  shakehead cry im only 13 and i have gastritis and im scared do any of you know how long it takes confused

stkitt
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   Posted 12/9/2008 1:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello chris,

Welcome to HealingWell.  I am sorry you have gastritis  and in your situation I would like you to talk to your parents as you would most likely benefit from an appointment with your family physician.

I cannot answer how long it will last.

We ae glad to have you  with us.

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affirmator
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   Posted 5/26/2011 4:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd like to share my own experience in treating gastritis. I've had chronic gastritis for many years. I’ve tried different medications. Many of them were really helpful and eased the symptoms. But the thing is the disease has always came back after a few months so I had to swallow the pills again. When I heard about the technology AFFIRMATOR I thought it was another swindle. I couldn’t believe some piece of software intended to affect your subconscious could help my lifelong problem. Still I was so sick and tired of my stomach problems that I decided to try it. After several sessions with the program I felt much better. After two weeks I saw relationship with my wife got much better I started having better sleep and became much calmer.
I had heard before the gastritis might have a psychosomatic nature and be caused by stresses and tense relationship with close people. But the result was absolutely fantastic for me. So if you have long lasting problems with your stomach, you often feel stressed and depressed AFFIRMATOR New-stomach is something that can be very helpful to you. You can read more about it or download the program on http://affirmator.com/en/new-stomach

Sheila1366
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   Posted 5/26/2011 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have gastritis and gerd. The nausea is so bad sometimes. I take 4mg of zofran and it barely helps at all. Pain is almost constant. So far no meds. have stopped the problem.
 
Not much help....but keep trying to get help. No one should suffer.

bittersweet603
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   Posted 5/27/2011 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I just wanted to share that I too have been battling with gastritis, and I was hoping that mine was caused by bile reflux from my gallbladder malfunctioning. I had my gb out and the nissen surgery 3 weeks ago almost and I am having a flair up of gastritis now. The stomach burning is bad, and nausea that accompanies it. I have healed the gastritis in the past with conventional antacids with herbs like marshmallow root, mastic gum and manuka honey, dgl and aloe..but it seems to always come back. If anyone has any success with healing it or more information on why someone would be getting it when they dont use nsaids, alchohol or have Hpylore..I'd love to hear from you.

dencha
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   Posted 5/27/2011 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bittersweet,
I have a very reactive stomach as well. I don't take ANYTHING I don't need to. I wouldn't touch any NSAID, and antibiotics (other than Amoxicillin and ZPack) kill my stomach. Because my wrap is created out of stomach tissue, it tends to get irritated easily...even rough foods that go through can get it going. It's not a daily issue, and believe me, I still eat foods I know might get it going, but it is definitely something I deal with.

I have found Carafate Suspension to be a lifesaver for me. I take it at night generally, but when I'm having a flare-up I take it throughout the day. It coats your stomach and wrap (esophagus, too) and protects it from assault.

When I've had a stomach flare-up both before and after surgery, I have been in agony. One time I was really suffering, and suddenly remembered how Carafate had helped me in the past. The moment I took it, I had relief. I'd taken Maalox in hopes of the same effect, but it just doesn't work as well.

My doc has said that it's great that Carafate works for me, as it is a very benign drug and very little gets absorbed. It pretty much does its job on the surface of your upper GI and is excreted over time.

I approached the subject of chronic gastritis with my GI doc, and he seemed quite certain that what I have, instead, is reactive stomach.

I hope you feel better soon. Whatever you do, keep your food creamy smooth and bland. I'm sure you're already doing that, though.
Good luck getting things calmed down!
Denise

dencha
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   Posted 5/27/2011 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
PS

Carafate Suspension is a prescription drug. The only tricky part about taking it is that it requires timing...

You take it 2 hours after or 1 hour before meals.
You take it 2 hours before or after medications.

Technically it is supposed to last 6 hours...sometimes, though, when I'm having a particularly difficult time and I feel as if I need it, I'll take it at 4-5 hours. The GI doc says that's fine.

Just an FYI.

Also, if you can't get your insurance to pay for it (mine never complains), you can manage with Sulcrafate (the generic version) tablets. If you want to coat your wrap as well, I suggest putting the pill in a medicine cup and adding a little water...stir it with a toothpick or something. Then throw it back like you would a shot (LOL).

Still, I highly prefer the liquid form, but have had success with the other.
Good luck!

bittersweet603
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   Posted 5/28/2011 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Denise :) I actually have carafate my dr gave me after diagnoses of gastritis in January. I had the tabs and either let them disolve in my mouth or chewed them up with water (chalky but not too bad). They did seem to help a bit. I just tried refilling my script for it and they only have the liquid formula which is much more expensive then the generic tabs. Every pharmacy around here is out of the generic tablets which are more convenient to take around with me to work and such..but the brand name tablets are available at $50 a month..no thanks. I am getting the liquid just will have to figure out how to bring a small bottle with me wherever I go.  
 
I had a better day today the burning wasn't so bad, it's strange how one day it's terrible and the next it's alot better, then vice versa. I am taking Manuka Honey and Marshmallow root too to help. I hope that this isn't a life long thing :( I NEVER take Nsaids, NEVER drink alcohol (ok maybe 6 drinks a year if that) and my biopsy showed no Hpylori..now my GB is out I am unsure what is causing it it's frustrating. I also dont take antibiotics and do take good probiotics. Not much more I can do? I guess time will tell..
Thanks again for all your reassurance, you don't know how much it puts me and others minds at ease :)

dencha
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   Posted 5/28/2011 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi bittersweet,
I asked the pharmacy for a little bottle and they gave it to me. I just carried it in a plastic bag along with a medicine spoon. I found the toughest part is spacing it away from eating and taking other meds.

Unfortunately the tissue in our GI tract is pretty sensitive and when things go wrong it takes a long time to straighten around.

I still have on and off times...my wrap gets irritated from time to time, and that's when I do a better job of taking the Carafate. It always seems to help. Maalox can be a lifesaver, too. It just depends on the day.

I've started taking probiotics as well. Do they make you gassy? I have heard that it is something that gets better as you take them longer.

Hang in there. Things will heal up. I'm not a good example. I eat whatever i want most of the time, even when I know it'll get my stomach going. Then I suffer the consequences!

Have a great weekend, and hope you feel better soon!
Denise

bittersweet603
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   Posted 5/31/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Denise,
I'm not sure if the probiotics make me gassy..I've been taking them for years now and I take the pearls or biobeads as they are enteric coated. I have started my liquid carafate a few days ago..and boy do I wish they didn't flavor it! It's got that nasty sticky sweet cherry flavor that leaves a gross coating and aftertaste on my tongue, I would so much prefer the pills..too bad. The past few days the gastritis has been bad, I think the surgery trauma to my body is catching up to me, I'm very sore and fatigued as well. This weekend I worked, saturday was good but sunday was awful I couldnt eat a thing and that night I thought I was getting the flu I felt so sick. They sent me home early from work today and I slept for 3 hours as soon as I got in bed. I don't do much activity but it is a high stress atmosphere in the hospital. I hope this passes quickly, and hope you are well yourself!

dencha
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   Posted 5/31/2011 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bittersweet,
Do you rinse your mouth out after taking the Carafate? I know what you mean about flavor, but it doesn't bother me too much...I prefer it to the pills, as I think it coats better. I find it very soothing to my wrap when it's bothering me. I mostly take it at night, as during the day it's so hard to fit it in with meals and meds. When things are bad, though, I make it work.

You are still recovering from your surgery. Laproscopic surgeries are so deceiving...and you're right about not eating as much and having less energy. Things will improve as time goes on. The gastritis does put a wrench in the gears, though. Unfortunately, it takes a while for things to get better. Wish there was an easier way!

Try to get your rest as much as possible.
Feel better!
Denise

Usher CD
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   Posted 12/1/2013 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi!

I've gastritis as well. In fact, I've a few more diseases. I'm trying to figure out what symptoms are from what disease. I do believe that my current symptoms are from gastritis. Please have a look at my symptoms.

I've nausea, no appetite, dizziness, pain in knees, dyspepsia, brain fog, shortness of breath, slight pressure around my chest. Last week I passed dark green stools with undigested food. My doctor said to me to stop pantoprazole. I did so and the stool color returned back to normal.

I get a metallic taste after drinking tea or coffee. Then, I start having all the above symptoms. It's difficult for me to stop consuming coffee or tea, because I've to be active at work.

What are your typical symptoms? How do you avoid them? Any reply would be much appreciated. Thank you.
25 year old male living alone in a foreign country and diagnosed with CD, GERD, gastritis, chronic anal fissure, anemia on 29.09.2013.

Medication: Pantoprazole 20mg 1-0-0, Mesalamine 1.5g - 1-0-1 1-0-0, Budesonide 9mg 1-0-0, FERRO SANOL duodenal 100mg - 1-1-1
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