Anxiety can cause gastritis

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I had severe gastritis, and went through a gamut of test. I tried various medications and natural remedies. It gave me some relief, but I was still bad. If I didn't watch my diet, I would get terribly ill experiencing flu like symptoms. Lost twenty-five pounds, and didn't know what to do next. It dawned on me one day that anxiety causes more stomach acid. I had some anxiety pills that I never used. I tried taking one and lo and behold that was my problem. Hope this helps someone!

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    Yes, anxiety for sure can do that.  I kept my gastritis inactive mild for 2 years, now that I tried to get off my anxiety medication which I was already on a very, very low dose now my gastritis is up to moderate so maybe that is the problem. Now, the only symptom I have is feeling bloated when I eat. I do eat very healthy so not sure I can improve that. ;-)
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      I had a bad body rash and couldn't figure out the cause.  Turns out that I'm gluten intolerant which can cause depression too. I have been gluten-free for a couple of weeks because I had a itchy and painful rash on a lot of my body. My rash has improved about 75% since abstaining from gluten. Information online about the connection with gluten intolerance and depression.  I kept taking anxiety pills for my stomach, and I was taking too many so an anti-depressant made more sense.  I read a doc said it could take a couple of months to clear your system.  I tried to get off my anti-depressant but it's too soon.  The reason I'm sharing all this is because I wonder if being gluten intolerant is going to be the underlying issue to all this.  It's like putting a puzzle together (one you don't like)!  Be well!

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      Well, then we have more things in common and maybe the answer for many people.  I have Gluten sensitivity, and the celiac gene.  Now, what many people don't know is that an endoscopy does not detect this so a GI can't help much. You have to pay cash to have generic test done and ordered from a functional medicine.  Now, I did go on a grain free diet for 2 months and my regular symptoms and the reason I still look for help is chest pain, rib-cage pain and lack of air.  The only symptom I can relate to my gastritis is bloading all the time. I take anxiety medication, anti-depressants caused me way to many side effects and I took like 15 different medications.  Now, starting next week I'm going on a gluten free diet again and very limited grain of just white rice.  Btw, 40% of people are gluten sensitive and don't know it. ;-(  Sure, the problem with functional medicine is that they don't actually know what the problem is so it could take years to get better or even feel better.  I was told by mines it could take 4 years just to fel a little better so I fired her. ;-(

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      This is unreal. 4 posting and all blocked for now reason!  Anyway, I also have gluten sensitivity. Many people have this and don't know it.

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      You could try eliminating gluten to see if it's causing the bloating.  If it is check your vitamins and supplement ingredients.  There's something your body doesn't like.

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      I also had all my levels checked and pretty much came borderline low with D3, K2 and Serine which I have been taking supplements for it.  Will go back to grain free (besides white rice) and this time stay longer. ;-)
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      I have no idea.  No links, no names, no reason at all for them to block those messages.  I guess they have an automatic word detector and once any of those words is used they block the posting and never actually check them. 

      I'm not violating the terms in any way so is obvious they actually do not check these posting .  ;-(

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