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Hi Everyone wonder if people can be kind enough to help , i had my endoscopy last Friday came back Gastritis . I am currently taking omerazaople 20 mg but still in lot of pain and discomfort have tried randitine 300 at night as well as Lanzrarpolze 30mg twice a day still pain , am going to the doctors on Monday and was wondering what to ask for , i have changed my diet as well but still reflux . Cheers everybody 

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    Ask you can be referred to a gastro specialist if you are not seeing one yet, and enquire if you are suitable for Stretta treatment, I am waiting for my appointment to come. I have had reflux for over 30yrs now and what something done find the medication is hopeless and fed up with getting nowhere. If you don't know about Stretta look it up on google and it will explain the procedure. Good luck hope you are feeling better soon.

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    If you have gastritis, acid reduction will help but it can take a while to heal.

    I don't know why you are taking omeprazole and lansoprazole. They are both PPIs as effective as each other. 20mg omeprazole is equivalent to 30 mg lansoprazole.

    If I were you physician, I'd recommend 40mg omeprazole (or 60mg lansoparzole) to be taken in the morning half an hour before breakfast with 300mg ranitidine in the evening.

    If, after 3 weeks, no signs of improvement are seen, a new referral may be required.

    Unless you identify a trigger food particular to you, foods do not play a role in reflux. It's more how we eat than what.

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      I've replied earlier to one of your posts. I have chr. gastrits and If I eat a banana I get stomach pain. However, if I eat butter my stomach does not hurt and it actually feels good to my stomach altough it is high in fat.

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    dexilant 60 is a nex generation ppi, very powerful. i take those
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      Dexilant (dexlnsoprazole) is not usually availble in UK as it's too expensive and no tests have proved it to be any better than cheaper PPIs. It is the N-enantiomer of lansoprazole. The manufactureres rushed it out when their patent on lansoprazole was ending in the same way Astra Zeneca rushed out S-enantiomer of omeprazole a few years earlier. When they claimed it was better than lansoprazole, FDA forbad the advert saying there was no evidence supplied to support the assertion. (AZ had provided some skewed research to show 40mg Nexium (esomeprazole)  was better than 20mg omeprazole. )

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      They are all PPIs at the end. I wonder which class of drugs for gastro problem will be available in the future. Maybe something which will cover the stomach/esophagus lining with a protective layer altough PPIs do this as well If I'm correct.

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