Chronic gastritis with Metaplasia

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Hi everyone. I've been having digestive issues for so long now. Last year i was diagnosed with mild chronic gastriris via endoscopy but I didn't have signs of Metaplasia. The Doctor told me to take Nexium for 6 months which I did. The Nexium made it better but as soon as I stopped all my symptoms returned. So I did another scope recently which showed moderate chronic gastritis with Metaplasia (worse than last year before I started Nexium). The Doctor put me on Zantac and Mesalzine (because he also saw inflammation in the bowels) and he said it should fix the problem. But because Metaplasia is a pre curser for cancer I am very afraid and unsure if i should get a second opinion. Has anyone here had Metaplasia? Or chronic gastritis? Its so difficult to heal this problem. I burp so much during the day and at night i can taste my acids rising from my stomach. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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    Since your doctor said the medication should fix the problem, you should not worry.  There is no point in worrying about something that hasn’t happened because anxiety will make your gastritis flare up more.  Simply  try the new medication you were prescribed and accept what your doctor told you.  If it doesn’t work, see your doctor again.
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      Thanks Pippa, I agree anxiety is a big problem for me and I’ve heard that it can affect the stomach as well as stress. I’ll take your advice 😊

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    Me too diagnosed chronic/moderate gastritis by each GI specialist by endoscopy. As well they performed colonoscopy and CT to route out other complications as I have sevire bloating. I didn't know if this gastritis really keeps such bloating? Whole day bloated but I have no night symptoms, I can sleep peacefully. Author, I think you need to avoid spicy and oily foods to keep you from pain, reflux and night symptoms. And please drink as much as water. Thanks and I pray all of us to recover soon.

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      Thank you, I am definitely increasing my water intake and hoping it helps 
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    Hi! I am a Chemical Engineer which is currently into drug pharmaceuticals right now. I can observe that antibiotics or other medicines have can somehow target a specific concern but will eventually arise another due to drug interaction. I suggest you should try food supplementation. There's no harm on trying it, also only if you choose the right supplement. Take care. Godbless.

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