Burning sensation in stomach - permanently

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Guys i am in need some support....i need simple advise and a positive word..

On 27 of december i got food poisoning.... 4 of us in work got sick...following vomitting and diarrhea (i didnt vomit at least 20 years). Vomitting stopped next day but diarrhea not. My doctor gave me antibiotics and some corticoide steroids.... for 5 days... since i took thoose i had slightly some kind of sensation in stomach.... no pain nothing...diarrhea slowly disapeared...but not completely... talking 2 weeks after food poisoning... my stool was incosistent...and i mentioned the sensation in my stomach to my gp...he prescribed me tripple therapy for helycobacter...just like that.... i started to have loose burning stool.it was a nightmare to go to toilet.it was like i was eating chilli.... but i wasnt.... antibiotics didnt help and my burning sensation began to be consistant...i had it all day long.... eating or not...it was present... worse in the evening less in the morning.... 10 days after tripple therapy i wasnt feeling better so i went to Emergency department... they did blood test...urine test....xray and i was sent home with another tripple therapy. Talking now middle of february.this time different antibiotics 2 but stronger..it didnt help...in fact it was making me dizzy.

So at the end of february i had endoscopy.... the doc said laughing... haha there is nothing but gastritis at 45cm and deudonis very light but nothing further... no hernia...no ulcer...no reflux.he said go home and take some gaviscon.. he took sample for biopsy and it came negative for helycobacter... he said 100% take it easy and relax...

So i stopped antibiotics....next day my stool become normal...no more feeling bad... but my stomach burning is there...i tried aloe vera.... i tried apple cider vinegar..it made me worse... i am using L glutamine and i am on doble dose of pantoprazole and taking gaviscon.... i dont smoke or drink... for over 5 years...

I am on bland diet...no salt no red meat but boiled chicken.... etc

.. i eat salads and boiled rice with chicken or toast if its an emergency.

Nothing gelps... no matter what i eat the burning is there...if i drink water or eat just plain boiled rice... burning is there....

Second i dont have pain while sleeping.... at all..and shortly after i wake up.... once i wake up and i start eating i have constant burn in stomach untill evening.

I am getting stressed a lot and sometimes even panic attacks...

This is eating me alive...

I am 35y old male... never had issue or alergy to anything....

I am in need of urgent advise or at least positive word....

Can antibiotics and steroids destroy me so bad? How long time to recover? Is it normal to feel burning at all the time- during the day only?

Please its not a pain...i would say... but really burning sensation... if i lie down i dont feel it.

Hint:we had my second boy to join us on 30 of january but this condition doesnt allow me to enjoy my day with my family...

Any tips will be highly appreciated


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    If gastritis and duodenitis were confirmed by endoscopy, accept this diagnosis.  Endoscopies are accurate. Stick to bland foods with nothing rich, spicy or fatty.  Avoid apple cider vinegar and aloe vera because they are highly acidic and can make heartburn worse for some people.  Milk is alkaline and is very good for soothing a burning stomach.  

    Triple therapy antibiotics can be harsh on the stomach and disturb gut flora and cause an overgrowth in bad bacteria.  Maybe try probiotic foods  like yoghurt to replace good bacteria.

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    Now just an update.....

    I mean after tips recieved here i am defo a micro bit better..in terms of anxiety definitely much better.. now i know i aint going to die and its gastritis. But burning is still present. i stoped eating red meat completely...and i am doing gluten free and lactose free food only... its just sometimes i feel little dizzy for a short period of time.... and only in the morning i feel like i am gonna vomit...its just a feeling that goes as soon as i stop thinking about it....but its there....

    Now me thinks its side effects of zomex 30mg... i have no any other issues but still the terrible stomach discomfort.

    All i take nowis gaviscon and zomex 30mg once a day..

    Cold that be the culprit? I am taking it 3 months

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      Hi EdEire

      Glad you are feeling a tad better anxiety wise. Did you have an 'Information Leaflet' with the Zomex tabs. If so check it for side effects to see if there are side effects for dizziness and nausea.....

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      I was on double dose..but went slowly to single...thinking to drop it completely...

      But afraid that it will hit me like a train....

      Now i can definitely sing up my feelings towards the negative side effects in long term use zomax.


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      Yeh i did.. i even asked my gp.... he said exactly to me... dont take them if they doing no good to you..i asked can i go cold turkey? He didnt even know what was i talking about...he said just stop taking it instantly....

      I am sure that zomel is very potent and going cold turkey will have major reverse effect in my condition. But my gp has no idea at all...

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      Sorry, I had difficulty finding out what your medication was and I had to guess so what I posted was incorrect.  I should have asked you first before I assumed!

      Here is the correct info!

      Zomel Lansaprazole



      Disturbances of the gut such as diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, wind or stomach ache.

      Dry mouth or throat.


      Skin reactions such as rash, itching or hives.

      Altered results in liver function tests.

      These are the most common side effects. If you look at the medication leaflet, it will probably list the others.

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    If you have taken antibiotics then your gut flora is shot!  You need to eat fermented foods.  Try this.  Go buy some cucumber chip pickles. Sit down at night and relax -- and then eat quite alot of the pickles.  If the pickles don't hurt then you know you gut flora needs some help. Chat me up for any questions.  Good luck...

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      Because Cucumbers, Dill pickles has an approximate pH of 3.45, Cucumbers, Dill pickles is considered very acidic and you should think twice before eating Cucumbers, Dill pickles with gastritis ..

      They wont be choice for me.... it would hurt my gastritis...its like drinkinh apple cider vinegar... my stomach is very sensitive at this stage

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    Sometimes an antibiotic can make your stomach feel like a burning sensation. Because for one thing the antibiotics usually kill all the bacteria even the good ones that help your body. Especially since you were on them

    Twice and a triple therapy kind. I thought I was having a heart attack when I had to take antibiotics for a long time for kidney problems. And went to the ER and they told me the antibiotics cause the burning and it’s like having a bad heartburn. They gave me a liquid to drink

    That had mylanta lidocaine and something else I don’t remember but they call it a triple mix. It works immediately. I was so glad it wasn’t a heart attack. They gave me a bottle of the mixture to take home. Once I had finished the antibiotics a couple of months later the burning finally stopped. 

    Hope you feel better soon.

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      I finsihed them 6 weeks a go....but i am still having the perma.burning sensation.

      I had a scope but they told me take gaviscon + omeprazole..... doesnt help at all..

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