Gastritis sufferers

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i went to see a Gastro specialist in August and he informed me that

Gastritis only lasts a couple of months. When I informed him that I take omeprazole he seemed shocked that I was still suffering from acid reflux. Can anybody enlighten me please.

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    Same boat. I take pantoprazole 40 mg plus ranitadine 150 mg at night and still get reflux with off and on burning in my stomach. Cant take any form of nsaid without awful gut pain within 24 hours. I dont know why doctor would think you shouldnt still have refkux as some do. Even though the pills may be turning the acid levels down,they do not stop it completely nor do they stop reflux from coming up the throat. We have weak les that allow contents to come up. Pills will never stop it. And other things can cause erosion like bile and pepsin that the pills dont help. As for gastritis I recall rwading it can be chronic in some.
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      Thanks ever so much for your reply, just one question how long have you been suffering. It's been seven months for me and don't. Know howmuch longer I can stand it. Regards
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      Off and on for about 12 years or more. Now not all of that was with active symptoms. Probably a third of that time with the majority of it the last year.
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      NSAIDs shouldn't be taken if you have gastritis. They induce  higher acid production and can induce it. I'm afraid, those of us with excess acid issues are restricted to paracetamol reinforced if necessary with codeine (as in co-codamol).
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      curtis nsaid s cause holes in the gut lining, literally. I am concerned for you. This was not approp med.
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      Well the nsaids were taken by me for about a year attempting to treat degenerative cervical disc pain and inflammation. Which worked well. Problem is it brought back long dormant gerd symptoms and stomach burning along with it. Thus my current situation with gerds. I have not touched nsaids for over a year now. They caused me all sorts of digestive issues. And the doctors never once thought I needed to not be taking them and even suggested the dose regimen. It was either that or spinal injections which I refused.
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    What dose of PPI are you taking? And what other measures have you done to help reduce acid?
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      hi

      i have tried Lansoprazole and the latest is omeprazole. Other measures I have taken is a bland diet, no spices and only have two glasses of wine

      per week. I have tried Gaviscon etc but as I said nothing works. Regards

       

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      You'll probably need to take Lansoprazole at 60mg or omeprazole at 40mg for a few weeks making sure you take it at the same time every day - best half an hour before breakfast. It takes a few days before you start noticing its effects.

      It shouldn't be necessary to go on a bland diet. Neither spicy foods nor wine should cause a problem - despite the myths that are continually perpetrated. We know far more about acid reflux than we did a few years ago when those rules were suggested.

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      Hi my specialist is sending me for a gastric blood test to measure the acid in my stomach. Have you heard of this test.
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      Not sure what test he means by gastric blood test.

      There are various stomach acid tests the specialist may perform. The most reliable is probably the Heidelberg test whereby a pill, that contains pH meter and radio transmitter, tethered by a find thread is swallowed and held in the stomach while the doctor feeds measured amounts of sodium bicarbonate and measures the time it takes for the stomach to react.

      Alternatively a pH probe may be used to measure acidity over a period - 24 hr pH manometry or Barvo 48 hour capsule. They're all described in DownWithAcid org uk if you scroll down the contents (home) page, you'll find them in the section Tests and Diagnosis.

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    If you are still suffering the dose may be wrong. SO I started on 15mg Lanzoprozole and symptoms continued. GP put me on 30mg and it went away. Sometimes even 30 isn't enough and i take 4mg for a few days

    As for the acid monitoring test, I have had the wireless bravo done recently with an endscopy so they can see what your insides are like. Capsule is left inside and you carry a transmitrer around for 2 days. Take the sedation, no need to be brave and they will confirm if you have reflux.

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    Apart from PPI I also take nizatidine whenever I get random bad abdominal pains (i have GERD, chronis gastritis and esophagitis) after eating anything...( can be anything from fruit such as a banana to piece of cake..no pattern to type of food or time of day); however I now suffer from insomnia ..i think this med. is the cause...

    ​Eating carbs now knocks me out completely ( pasta, rice, cakes ..even sweet large mangoes .).within half an hour I fall asleep ..without realising I am asleep until I wake up  ...could be watching t.v or in a cinema or sitting in an office ..and could be from a couple of minutes to 10 minutes....Has anyone else experienced this ?

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