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Hi, I'm new to this site. I am a 34 year old woman, non smoker, non drinker, not overweight. I have had gastritis since February 2018 (5 months today) confirmed by gastroscopy in March 2018. I am avoiding : caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, tomatoes, acidic fruit, vinegar, cream, commercial bread, chillies, black pepper, red meat. I have homemade bread and lactose free milk. I have had IBS too since 2007. I tried slippery elm for the gastritis but stopped when I felt it wasn't helping. I am now taking Siberian pine nut oil 30-60 minutes before meals (5 weeks now) and hoping I see some more improvement by 8 weeks which is what online resources say is the time it takes for this to work. I also take Zinc-Carsonine at night.
My chronic prescribed meds: Omeprazole 40mg, welbutrin 300mg, espiride for anxiety and trepiline for oesophageal spasm.
Gastritis symptoms : Upper left abdomen pain/twinge (very mild), upper back pain, occasional reflux. My GI doc attributes all this to my "anxious personality" (I am in psychotherapy and have made good progress)
My questions: If I do the above, will I eventually recover from this? Could someone who has come out the other end of this please comment on what they did and how long it took to recover? No doctor seems to want to tell me a possible duration for this and I am starting to wonder if thats because its permanent. My symptoms are mild but still definitely there and noticeable. This is restricting my social life quite drastically and even tends to make me feel more depressed and hopeless because of all the restrictions which don't seem to be helping in the first place. Is there anything else I should avoid eating? Basically, does this go away eventually? I don't want to eat like this for the rest of my life. Please any suggestions are welcome, I am very desperate.
PS: Has anyone heard of Eupatilin to treat gastritis? Anyone used it?
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