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Hey everyone, I'm 34 and I'd like to get as much help as I can. I'd just to like to know from this community's personal experiences whether or not my doctor is correct in the diagnosis of gastritis or If I sholud be concerned, because my anxiety won't let me believe I have anything other than stomach cancer. I've been suffering with gastritis/duodenitis type symptoms for a little over 3 months now. I'd say my lifestyle was high risk for gastritis - poor eating habits/takeaways twice a week, drinking alcohol 4/5 times a week, terrible anxiety/ocd and stress, though that's now behind me. The symptoms I've been experiencing seem terrible, but I've been to my family doctor probably 5 times throughout the three months, as well as once to the AE .The Doctor said that he thinks its gastritis brought on by a reaction to medication so he put me on lansoprazole but it seemed to give me night sweats and cold like symptoms, so I stopped taking it after 3 weeks. i suffer from burning from my stomach mainly left side but all over, sometimes down to my navel. I have yet to vomit as a result of this. There is not much pain, just the burning mainly after eating. Drinking water seems to help. These symptoms are combined with gas, and either constipation or very frequent bowel movements. I am 34 years old for reference with no history of stomach cancer in the family. Any input/advice/reassurance would be greatly appreciated as the symptoms are having a horrible effect on my mental health. Thanks for reading and hope to hear back from someone soon! smile
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