Feeling ill.

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I am 49 and have had stomach problems several years. I decided to go to the doctors as I was suffering from daily heartburn/ indegestion/acid reflux. The doc sent me to hospital for an endoscopy, it revealed that I have inflammation of the stomach and small bowel. (Gastritis). My diet is terrible, junk food, too much alcohol, hardly eat any fruit or veg, drink too much coffee. Over the last year, I have been getting a dull aching pain in my upper right quadrant area. I’ve had 2 scans on my gallbladder, both clear, nothing found. I’ve been on and off PPI’s for the last 2 years. I’ve recently started back on Ezomeprazole for the last 8 days because everything I eat is causing me unberable heartburn, the pain in the lining of my stomach is worse since going back on the PPI’s,  I hate the things, I feel terrible on them and terrible without them. Over the last 4 days I have had the worst nausea I’ve ever had, I’m feeling dizzy and lousy. How do I know if it’s my gallbladder, liver or pancreas that’s giving me problems? Ive had  chest pain the last 2 days, pain in my kidneys, I feel as if I need to make myself sick to get relief from the nausea. Im also getting cold shivers, I’m definitely changing my diet, can’t go in like this any longer. Has anyone got similar symptoms? or any ideas? Don’t know if it’s related, I’ve had a terrible thirst the last 2 days. I have high blood pressure as well and oedema n the left ankle, calf sometimes swells a little. Theirs definitely an issue with fluid retention as well. I’m 5ft 3 and 16 stone. I’m carrying a fair bit of weight as well. If anyone has any ideas, I would be grateful if you could share them with me. Thanks 🙏.

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     Siri you were going through this. I was also diagnosed with gastritis on January 3. I lost a lot of weight because I just could not eat. After the endoscopy, I completely change my diet and feel a lot better. Or reduced or eliminated acid forming foods and eat more  of the alkaline foods. So  The racial is two  alkaline foods to one acid food. The gastritis was almost a blessing in disguise because it got me to cut out the bad foods. You can go online and find a list of alkaline versus acid  Foods.   Caffeine will aggravate the gastritis so if I drink coffee it’s only decaf. Alcohol will definitely aggravate It.   Try to at least cut down on certain foods.  I do hope you feel better soon! ??🌸

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    1 improve your diet

    2 give up the drink

    3 take appropriate medicine

    4 exercise daily

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