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I'm a 25 year old woman and i have had gastritis symptoms for 4 years. About 2 months ago I had an endoscopy confirming gastritis with bile but i have no H-pylori. I also have GERD which I got diagnosed with in 2017 and i have been on PPI's for it for just over 4 years but a few months ago they stopped working. When i developed gastritis symptoms the PPI's controlled them and helped a little. But now the medicine doesnt work much and the pain is more frequent. Following my recent endoscopy and the fact that all of the medications are not really effective, the gastroenterology doctor has offered me Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication surgery. Due to me trying trying all of the PPI's over the years and even H2 blockers that don't really give me relief I have considered the operation. The operation however will not fix my gastritis and can make things worse. The symptoms I have with gastritis are sore stomach/burning stomach pain, nausea, loss of appetite and a lot of burping. Burping helps me relieve some of the pain that gastritis causes me but the doctor has said that i may not be able to burp again if i have the reflux surgery and i mightn't be able to vomit ever again so i am stuck in a dilemma. I have asked the doctor could my gastritis be fixed and he said no, he said that i will have to take gaviscon every day for the rest of my life for it. I have been on gaviscon advance every day for the last 3 months after i stopped the PPI's and it only gives me a small amount of relief which only lasts a matter of minutes so it isn't really helping. I have depression and anxietywhich i have been having a lot of control over the last few years but now i am just starting to feel extremely depressed worse than before because gastritis is ruining my life. To live with this feels like no life at all. I am just miserable. I have tried all of the medication, an acid reflux friendly diet, no alcohol for a long time and I have reduced stress. When the doctor said there is nothing he could do for it i just went home and cried. I am grateful for help with my reflux but i don't think i can live a life with gastritis. Could somebody tell me if there is still hope and what I can do? Any help would be extremely appreciated. I just want to have a life
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