Burning for 3 weeks non-stop

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I was just diagnosed with GERD 2 days ago but have been suffering the symptoms for a constant 3 weeks. The doc just put me on Prilosec 40mg. Has anyone had any luck with this drug? It's not that some foods upset my stomach, it's all foods upset it & no matter what I eat I want to throw it back up. This is starting to detrimentally affect my life, anyone have any similar symptoms of constant nausea, chest pains, burning up the abdomen and cramping? I've tried all the little tricks to help it but nothing seems to work!

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    My reflux was the result of overuse of NSAIDS for tmj 
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      hi mia...................my diagnosis for now after endoscopy and bi op...is chronic gastritis non specific, you,ve got me thinking i was a regular user of diclofenic and naproxen 10 or 12 years I,ve stopped taking them 3 weeks ago, i also tested positive for H pylori ( eradicated via triple meds  5 weeks ago) maybe thats what is causing my still daily reflux LPR symptoms? im now on double daily dose ppi for 3 months , 6 weeks in and they aint working very well, nightmare, Allan, any ideas out there folks?
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      If u worried that u may still have H-pylori have yr stools tested.simple and cheap test at gps. If so u get another course of meds.
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      hi katerina, no im sure h,pylori is in fact eradicated as biopsy stated 5 weeks back i,m just curious if the combo of NSAIDS and H.PYL for such a long time... can symptoms linger hence gastritis stomach lining damage, and if time will lessen my reflux situation...this all started out of the blue mid july after a w,end of what i now think was an acute gastritis attack , Allan
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      Glad to know yr H pylori is gone.

      Things i side take ages to heal.

      If yr gastratis is chronic it may never go.

      If i may ask why so long on nsaids?

      Long term use of them has the ability to damage stomach lining especially when taken on empty tummy.

      Did yr reflux start with H pylori or after the treatment for it?

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      Hi katerina, long term nsaids maybe 4 or 5 tablets per week for many years  because of a dodgy spinal disc, im a golfer and taxi driver both bad for the back, and my reflux started after a dodgy stomach w,end in mid july, belching .nausea, gas etc...every day since atypical reflux, went to GP done full bloods test, all gd but but pos for h,pylori
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    Hi mia

    Do u eat gerd friendly food?

    If yr stomach is so upset and cannot hokd much in u could try the antisickness tablet u can freely buy in pharmacy for a few days.

    I think its called prochlorperazine. It helped me for a few days to start with.

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      Yes I am strictly eating a GERD friendly diet, although it doesn't make the slightest difference. I think it is more gastritis than GERD or acid reflux, since my symptoms are constant and specific food doesn't trigger them. I am trying all the little tricks to submerge the burning.  Once you started the antisickness tablets did it control your symptoms, at least for a little while?

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    It takes around 4 to 6 weeks for ppis to really start working. Eat very bland foods for awhile. It takes about 6 weeks for gastritis to heal, sometimes longer. Don’t eat spicy, fatty foods, small meals 4 or 5 a Day.. Prilosec is ok but I’m on Protonix, but some ins. Don’t cover it. Just baby yourself for a few weeks. It does get better if you stay on the meds as directed. Don’t go off your symptoms will return with a vengeance. Let it heal, then gradually ween your self off the meds if you want to.

     

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      Thank you! I've been very strict about taking the meds however my gi just switched me to Nexium because my symptoms seemed to get worse on the Prilosec. Hopefully this one works if not I'll try Previcid next!

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