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Hi, feeling pretty grim as having flare-up of gastritis. All started several years ago with severe pain in the night. Following that, I have had periodic attacks. After making some lifestyle changes (including not eating after 6.30pm) and taking long-term omeprazole, my periodic attacks reduced to less painful and more related to bloating, belching and feeling uncomfortable. I recently had a period of around 6 months without a major flare-up and was feeling pretty happy about that. Recently, my stress levels have gone up due to having to go back to work despite covid rates rising, so maybe that has contributed to me suddenly having 2 attacks close together - the second of which has caused nearly 2 weeks of daily discomfort. It got a little better every day and I have been able to go from eating tiny amounts (usually in drink form or very mushy foods) to eating a bit more normally, only for the discomfort to resume today. I am feeling it will go on forever. In the past, I sought medical help and had some investigations but nothing very exciting found - excess acid (hence the omeprazole), a bit of inflammation, a negative h pylori test. I felt I was then given the brush off and just told to take even more omeprazole. Tonight, I am feeling sad at the the though of all the family meals I cannot properly participate in, and social occasions made so much more difficult if i cannot just eat like everyone else.
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