Gastritis

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I hope I'm in the right dicussion.  My gastro Dr. gave me Sucralfate for gastritis.  I also take one OTC Nexium  in the morning.   He suggested I try this for 6 wks.  If it doesn't help I'll have an endoscopy.  3 weeks and it's not doing.  Have any of you been on Sucralfate?  I take 2 a day but can take up to 4.  Also in your  opionion  is there something that works for you better than Nexium?  Did stopping smoking help?  Thanks you for your input.

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    Maybe you should increase your dose of Sucralfate.  Try avoding greasy and spicy foods and avoid coffee and chocolate. Stopping smoking may help.
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      Thanks pippa.  I have increased med to 4 a day.  Hopefully that will help.  Trying to quit smoking.  Am also avoiding chocolate and spicy foods.  Seems all my vices have caught up with me after 73 yrs.  Thanks again! 
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      My bad lifestyle habits include constant anxiety.  I thought I had got away with it except for getting acid reflux.  Then in 2015, my intestines really rebelled after major stress the previous year and I got IBS.
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      I am 73 yrs old and I thought when you got older stress got less.  Boy was I wrong.  You take care!
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