Alcoholic gastritis

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After I consumed a bottle of citron vodka and lemonade over Memorial Day weekend, I felt sick, but continued to drink until the end of July, I had an endoscopy in which they found gastritis in august and have been in 40mgs of omeprazol for a month. I still feel nauseous a lot which has been my main and mostly only symptom other than getting full when drinking fluids which I now understand is dyspepsia due to the gastritis. My question is, how long with I have to endure this, and will I be able to drink again. How long until I'm healed as well as when I should try drinking again. I don't want to go back to binge drinking but getting drunk with some friends every now and then would be amazing, the only other symptoms are occasional heartburn, and I was excessively burping but it is way less now, Thank you.

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    Read your post again and then take the advise you would give someone you cared for.  To put it politely, stop drinking alcohol.
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    You should not drink if you have stomach or colon problems. Or drink in moderation. Drinking makes stomach problems worse. May I also suggest Alcoholic Anonymous meetings?
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    I totally agree with other members 

    i think you should be trying to stop drinking rather than when can I drink again .gastritis is a terrible think and you have been lucky you have only had mild symptoms it can be very debilitating and can lady for months and also can be recurring 

    If you have a problem with drinking i would try and seek  help to sort out the problem because if you keep on drinking the way you described gastritis won't be the only illness you will have  kidney and liver problems etc 

    I hope you get some advice with your problem and get it sorted 

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    I agree with everyone else. Please don't even think about drinking or other problems will follow. I don't understand why people look forward to getting drunk.

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    Hi Billjesus7

    You will always have gastritis problems if you drink..even when the gasrtritis has healed a bit.. if you consume alcohol it will come back and eventually cause a gastric ulcer which my uncle died from ..he continued to drink and died of a burst gastric ulcer......THINK BEFORE YOU DRINK!!!

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    I'm a college sophomore heavy drinking is a prominent thing, I don't have a problem I just enjoy going out and drinking with friends, I've never had any issues with alcohol until I had this citron stuff with the lemonade.  After that I've had gastritis. All I wanted to know is will I be able to drink again, have some beers with the guys every now and then. 

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      Hi Billjesus

      Obviously your gut has been affected overtime by alcohol binging without giving any signs until that drink you took was the last straw your gut didn't like it.. do yourself and gut a favour......stop thinking about drink and get on with your studies.....

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