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So I have been diagnosed with Gastritis, GERD and Duodenal erosions. Since my current diet was only low-fat, not low-acid it didn't improve my symptoms worse (and my stress was making it much worse). It was not until a month ago when I read the 'How I cured my gastritis.' thread by Ines that I started incorporating low-acid food into my diet and eliminating the irritating ones. I felt relatively better in two weeks and my symptoms were controlled : No more loose bright stools, very minor stomach cramps, less bloating and nausea and even my belching became significantly less. However, over the course of the last few weeks, I cheated on my diet...Big time. I became overconfident and started eating outside not once, twice but 6 times!!! It ranged from grilled chicken steaks to grilled fish, pizza and *gulp* some Mexican cuisine. I know, i know I screwed up big time. It was not until the day of my 6th cheat meal that I felt like something was definitely up. And from that day onward, things started to get much worse. For the first time I felt 'burning pain' in my stomach, there is slight indigestion and I started belching more than ever. Sleepless nights naturally followed and my stools became light and loose again. My stomach cramps are constant and just won't go away! I became strict with my diet again but it's the 5th day and the stomach cramp/pain just won't go away! I have exams next week and I'm freaking out.
So I wanted to ask you guys about the duration of the 'acid rebound reaction' and how to quickly control it? I know, I know, the actual full recovery from my gastritis will be completed in 2-3 months, maybe more now that I messed up my stomach even more.
Oh and I take omeprazole 20mg twice a day, Ganaton twice a day and Gaviscon on and off.
Ps, I eat small frequent meals, sleep 3 hours after eating dinner and sleep with the head elevated. Any more tips that I should follow?
Thanks in advance, everyone!
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