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I am a 24 year old female and around 9 weeks ago I started experiencing constant nausea, excessive belching, tender upper stomach and generally heavy feeling in my stomach as though my food wasn't moving.
I have been experiencing these symptoms for 9 weeks and have been taking lansoprazole for 8 weeks (30mg twice a day) and ranitidine (150mg twice a day). I was diagnose with mild erythematous gastritis after upper endosocopy 6 weeks ago. I was tested for H.pylori which came back negative so the only advice I was given was to continue PPI for 6-8 weeks which has done virtually nothing for my symptoms. I have also been taking sucralfate (2 1g tablets twice daily) which helps a small amount but if i miss a dose then I am worse.
I have been back to my GP who has referred me to see a gastroenterologist but i have to wait another 10 weeks for the appointment. In the meantime I am completely miserable and my life is on hold (i am off work).
I don't drink, smoke, take anti-inflammatory drugs or have any of the other causes of gastritis. This just seems to have come out of nowhere and changed my life.
I have changed my diet to eating mostly fruit, veg, lean meat (mainly just chicken) and have cut out dairy as this seems to particularly aggravate he symptoms.
I have also tried
- DGL licorique
- aloe vera juice
- milk thistle
- slippery elm
- acidophillus tablets
I have tried 2 different anti sickness tablets- cyclizine, domperidone and metoclopramide but none seem to help and just me drowsy .
Does anyone know how long it can take for this to go away? Will it ever go away? I am at my wits end and just want to be able to get on with my life but can't for feeling constantly sick and uncomfortable.
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