Gastritis and Shoulder blade soreness?

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A month ago I started having a ton of issues including stomach pain and pain underneath my shoulder blades that almost felt like crampy heartburn.  I got an endoscopy done and found out I have mild gastritis and barretts esophagus.  I still have this shoulder blade pain every day a month later and it is mostly on the right side.  It feels like it wraps around the front a bit.  Some parts of my back and ribs are sore to the touch.  It kind of feels like my shoulder blade is going to come out of place if i move too much.  I am very worried that there is something wrong with my gallbladder or another organ.  I have been to the ER four times in the past month and all the doctors said the back pain is from the gastritis. I am currently on zantac once a day for the stomach acid.  Does this shoulder blade pain sound normal with gastritis?

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    when the stomach produces too much acid it affects the joints and makes them more tender thn normal. I have had this problem for years, and shoulder and back is espec affected. I think the problem is uric acid from what I have read, and lactic acid makes muscles painful - a build up of uric acid crystals in joints is what causes gout. Long term this joint problem becomes a form of arthritis and you will be prescribed ibuprofen; the cyle continues further by this medication making more gastric problems. I read a good book on how to reverse this joint prob. without drugs, by taking a special diet, which includes cider vinegar, and taking baths using epsom salts (neutralizing the acid). avoiding tomatoes/acidic foods. Many people give testimony to being cured
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    You need to be careful this shoulder problm doesnt become permanent and spread to other joints; the pain is comiing from the cartilage 'cushion' breaking down via the acid, and bone grinds against bone; it can become also become fibromyalgia. I found taking more calcium magnesium and boron helps to  repair the problem, and cutting out all/most acidic foods. Though drinking diluted lemon juice and cider vinegar (both acidic) have the affect of telling the stomach enzymes to produce less acid
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      Thanks so much for the help. It definitely helped me stop being so anxious until my next doctors appointment. I'm going to see if I can get a scan done to rule out any other problems. Im going to take your suggestions and try to change my diet in more natural ways to reduce the acid. Thank you again!
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      Hi did you get to the bottom of your problem and have you found any relief? I have had upper right abdominal pain on and off for several years accompannied by the exact shoulder pain you have including the tenderness, sometimes the shoulder pain is worse than the stomach pain. I have tried ranitidine, omeprazole lansopazol etc and nothing seems to help..over the last few years I have had ultrasound (normal)and endoscopy only showed mild gastritis...I am at my wits end and feel like a nuisance but it is affecting my quality of life and makes me very grumpy. I am going hiking in Yosemite California in May and scared my trip will be ruined if i have a flare up..i am 60 and suffered IBS since my 20s but shoulder pain only appeared in last 5 years.

      I hope you are feeling better..readung your post made me feel i am not alone in this. ☺

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      Hello,

      I actually ended up getting my gallbladder removed in August because it was full of gallstones. However, a couple weeks later I was still getting the back pain and I'm still trying to figure it out. I have also found out I have kidney issues where I'm losing my potassium and sodium. Right now I'm taking Zantac and nexium for GERD. It doesn't help with the shoulder pain though. I think it is related to acid or the gallbladder somehow because it seems to happen once I eat something with even a little bit of fat. Nothing takes the pain away not even Percocet so I know it's not muscular. It disappears while I'm sleeping then it's back once I eat in the morning. I really hope we can figure it out soon because I don't know what to do anymore as I'm only 23 and it's ruining my life. I'm dealing with chronic anxiety and depression over all of this. Thank you for the comment it made me feel better and I hope you figure it out as well. I'll post any updates I have smile

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      Thanks for your reply x I know it isn't my gallbladder as had all the tests and it isn't related to eating. The pain is worse in my neck and shoulder when I move..I would think it is muscular but only occurs when my stomach is playing up..very odd. Constant belching also.

      Sorry you are still having probs, so young too, my daughter has similar problems it must be a family thing. Makes me grumpy and depressed too 😢 i am going back to see my GP next week and will insist on seeing specialist..i know they think it is all brought on by anxiety and stress but I can't continue like this it is affecting my whole life.

      Take care and let me know how things go for you x

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      digestive problems can be heriditary my family had a genetics test done and there are genes that are missing or become deformed to produce major digestive problems and that missing gene also causes mood disorders as well as some luekemia and lymphomas.I have major digestive problems from gerd to ibs to bone problems etc and my son has all the same exact problems at half my age. My dad has same problems same as 4 others on my dads side. dna testing will tell you if your family has this mutated gene
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      see a liver specialist i have blocked duct in pancreas maybe ive been told or a fatty liver. i had my gallbladder out 20 years ago so full of gallstones had to remove it. i changed my diet after but not enough i guess so the fats that caused the gallstones still produced and since they had no gallbladder to form in they formed in my pancreas and caused a bit of a fatty liver. a gastroentologist doesnt help the organs in abdomen that is a liver doctor
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      gerd is terrible broke down bones on me to as well as cracked all my teeth to point they cant be fixed and fall apart. its wrecked my entire throat all the way to my larynx. doctors not paying attention had me on the weakest gerd medication for 20 years and not one doctor every did anything to change it for me untill i see a new gastro who put me on dexilant and zantac gerd is getting bit better but to late to fix anything it has already deteriorized on me
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      Are you still on this site? If so please pm me as i have the same gnawing back pain after gb surgery two years of it now. Zantac not doing anything. Same as you, not muscular, digestive.
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    Your not alone, im also experiencing aholuder and back pain in left part aside from having a gastritis i also felt anxious and my life is not normal anymore. I am afraid to go out alone, i've suffered this for almost 4years now i already fainted once. It is realy ruining my life. Im taking omeprazole on and off . I've been strictly eating non acidic and non far food recently and it eases my heartburn and nausea. I don't know how long could i bear this misery i've got. Hope you're now ok cnb102

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      Just a warning Omeprazole can make you faint and be light headed. I also caused me to have a temporary heart murmur to the point a heart surgeon suspected a faulty heart valve turns out nothing was wrong it was Omeprazole causing side effects. I have friends who have also crashed cars without realising how. One drove into a car in front and said her mind just went and the other drove through the garage door again not realising what they were doing. I also used to shed a lot of head hair in bed and the shower everyday and my friend was losing a lot of hair and went to see a consultant but it turned out Omeprazole can cause heavy hair loss. Once I came off this drug I improved no end no more heart murmur no more dizzy or fainting spells and no more hair loss thank God.

      Ranitadine works a few months tops but affected my liver enzymes and becomes useless after a few months too

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    Hello I also have back pain too with my gastiritis 

     

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      Hi where is your back pain?  Mine has been lower at L4, L5.  I have had back pain also between my shoulder blades. Pain in both my shoulders.  Now I’m starting to have dull shooting chest pain.  I also had a globules feeling in my throat for a bit.  This all started 1 year ago with muscle aches,  then tingling in hands and feet.  Also some abnormal, very painful headaches.  I have been extremely miserable for a year.  Never felt like this in my entire life.  Scarey, very worrysome symptoms.  It all started a month after a scratch from a stray cat. I have always been in very good health up until then.  Tried to get rabies shots in April, May and June with no success. Have been fighting with docs that its rabies, they don’t believe it is.  Finding out doctors don’t know anything about rabies.  I could write a book on it with the research I have done.  At this point I pray for a miricle every day.   My faith is stronger than ever before in my life right now.  Gods plan is greater than mine. 
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