Gastritis - time to heal?

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I have been diagnosed with gastritis after having an endoscopy and have been prescribed 20mg of omeprazel each day for 6 to 8 weeks. I'm only on day 3 of the medication but can anyone advise when I can expect to feel better and get relieve from the stomach pain. I have tested negative for H. Pylori. I also suffer from anxiety that is not probably helping me to recover. 



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    Hi Staurt,

    You will recover from it...Do not worry.

    I was diagnosed with Chronic Gastritis with H-Pylori Positive.

    I was having pain continous dull pain in my upper abdomen, going up to chest and sometime back also.

    Believe me I had suffered 6 months badly. i lost all hope of my life as i see other people do. Because my condition was rare. I had only dull pain, no acid reflux at all.

    Now I am only on two tablets now Rabeprazole 20Mg before food and librax after food morning and evening.

    I am living happily now. Guys believe you also will be cured one day.


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      Hi Sanjeev

       I was very happy to see your post, telling us all have you had recovered. I was diagnosed with mild reactive gastritis seven weeks ago and I have been very sick. Three weeks ago I was put on pantoprazole (PPI) and I’m starting to feel a little better. I still have pain across my abdomen if my stomach is empty so I usually take a bite of banana and it settles it down. How long did it take you to finally recovered and are you able to eat well again? 

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      Hi Julia50778,

      I am in almost the same situation as you.  I have been on omeprazole for going on 9 weeks now and still not better.  I have less pain I suppose, but still feeling very depressed about the current situation.  Would love to connect of you want.  Please let me know how you are doing now.  

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       Hi Nicole, just thought I would check in with you and see how things are going. I recovered from my gastritis the first time around but it seems it has come back again. For the last two or three months I have had heartburn, indigestion, and worst of all nausea. I am taking lansoprazole 40 mg a day but I’m trying to wean off it as I feel as though my symptoms are worse. Well maybe not worse but I get more nausea with the PPI . I’m trying to eat smaller frequent meals and eat gastritis friendly diet.

      Would love to hear how you are doing…

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    Hi Stuart, how are you now?

    I'm 21 and began suffering with Gastritis around two months. I'm currently taking omeprazole, 20mg per day. It seems to be having no effects! The only thing I have found that make it worse seems to be fizzy pop. It is affecting my daily life now. I have a phobia of sick and it can make me feel rather sick at times.

    I feel like I'm never going to get better. My doctor doesn't really give me any other advice than watch what I eat and take the tablets.

    Does anybody have any advice to stop this taking over my life! Any suggestions welcome. smile

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      Hi Elizabeth,

      It probably took me a couple of months to get back to normal and for the Gastritis to clear up. I can only sugget is that you steer clear of anything that is likely to irritate the stomach lining, it's also possible that you may need an increase on dosage. Also, if you can try and see a specialist if your GP is unable to help.

      Hope things improve for you.


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      How are you now elizabeth I'm on same tablet as you it's doing nothing for me although it's only been just over week  I too have phobia of being sick yes it does make me nauseous have you had an endoscopy I was diagnosed with gastritis by dr just examining me!!!!

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    Hi Stuart. 

    So just wondering considering you have managed to shift this horrendous illness. Very happy for you. I have not officially been diagnosed with gastritis, but docs think that it is because it was brought on by taking 2 measly naproxen tablets which I was prescribed for a shoulder complaint. I was not prescribed omeprazole at first and this is why I think my stomach lining was affected. Anyway, this problem has brought on terrible anxiety which I’ve never had, which I think you said you had before to ( this only adds to the problem ). I was eventually prescribed omeprazole 20g to take once a day and the stomach pains seem to have gone mostly. I’m on day 6 of this medication and yesterday I felt really quite good actually, I probably ate something that didn’t agree with my healing stomach. And today has been hell. I’ve been feeling achey, tired, nauseous and have had 1 loose bowl movement. So I think I have learned my lessson to be super careful what I eat now. However, I’m just wondering, how long did you have to take omeprazole and did you have to ween off of it? Any advice and tips would be greatly appreciated as I am feeling pretty downtrodden at the moment. Feel like I’m never gonna get better. Even though it’s only been a week. ( I’m normally a quick recoverer) so this is an absolute nightmare for me. Thank you. 

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      Hi Sarah,

      As I recall it took a couple of weeks to recover, and I suggest you stick to bland food for a while or at least until you feel better. I stopped the Omeprazole when the prescription ran out and I never renewed it as I was feeling better. I've not had any problems since (fingers crossed) with my stomach anyway.

      It does take time, and I think stress and anxiety just aggravate the stomach so try to releax if you can.

      Hope this helps


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      Hi Sarah,

      I'm so relived to read your comment. I have had awful stomach pains since I took one naproxen tablet and one ibuprofen in the space of a day. I have taken both of these meds before with no problems. I was even given omeprazole to take before the naproxen and it still didn't work. I have been so anxious and panicked about my stomach since, chest pains, sharp pains in my rib cage, chest pains, bloating and feeling sick when hungry and also when I've eaten! I'm so scared it's not going to go away. I've been prescribed lansoprazole twice a day and gaviscon after food but i still feel awful. Does it really take weeks to feel better from this? I am right in the middle of final year university exams and I'll be heartbroken if this affects my grades. I don't understand how this time round naproxen has affected me as I used to take them for headaches with food and they were fine. Have you recovered yet? Would you have any advice for me? Thank you so much.

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    Hi Stuart,

    ?PLease check the following link which shows Cuban doctors found a juice (Sweet Potatoes ) that heals Gastritis., Diabetes and Cancer.  I just started it ...tastes nice ......dont overdo it ....need to watch the sugar content I feel,   because beet included is very very rich in sugar.... be moderate. test it out and have fun too.

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    Hello everyone

    it has been about 6 years since I got this smelly gas or wind leaking nonsense disease, I got so depressed that i have not found a cure. Is uncontrollable, I feel the wind coming out from mine anal and from mine mouth with bitter taste.

    As you know its a very complicated problem that no doc knows about it, I have visited tens of docs, did all test but no one has a clue about what I am suffering from or what is going on.

    I think becuz there are not many ppl have it and maybe its a combination of many issues & disorders that affect different parts of the digestive system and cause this disease or issues! Please somebody help me. Thanks.

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      Hi Prince01

      I’m sorry you have been dealing with this horrible illness for so long. I’m only just learning about it but have done lots of research on natural ways to help my stomach heal. There are lots of natural vitamins that you can take like licourice, slippery elm, probiotics and more.... you’d have to visit your local health shop and get advice from them. But overall diet is the key to curing your stomach problems. No alcohol, tea, coffee, fizzy drinks. Camomile and peppermint tea are supposed to be good. Avoid acid foods ( you can google low acidic diets )  it might take a while if you have been suffering for so long, but I think a lifestyle change is definitely worth looking into. And make sure you keep on talking to your doctor and demand further testing because this is not ok for you to have to deal with for so long. 

      Take care. 


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    Thank you Stuart for your response. It’s nice to know someone who has got better from this fairly quickly. Everything I’ve read on here scares me as some poor people have had problems like this for years. I actually stopped omeprazole after 7 doses. And had a few miserable days after that. I ate half a chocolate donut the other day and the pain in the centre of my back was horrendous I could barely speak. It did wear off after around an hour but it made me feel super achey and painful all over my body for a day or two. I have recently been back to doctors to tell them I have stopped omeprazole because it was giving me diarrhoea ( sorry tmi ) but they said that it’s probably best then as I’ve already lost a lot of weight in such a short amount of time, and they have given me peptac peppermint liquid which I believe is in the same family as gaviscon. However the past 48 hours have been ok. I have been sticking to a super strict diet. Banana in the morning which I have to force down. Then smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, avocado and 1 peice of whole meal toast for lunch. Then salad for dinner or chicken or fish with vegetables. I might try introducing pasta soon or rice. I have blood tests booked in tomorrow. But hoping that my stomach will be able to heal naturally without the need of harsh medication. Clearly I don’t do well with it because that’s why I’m in this position. I also have CBT in the pipe line to help with the anxiety, first appointment at end of November. However I think the anxiety is purely due to the illness and the shoulder and back pain. I’m also seeing a chiropractor tomorrow to get that sorted. I hope I can get this under control soon like you and make a full recovery. I really miss my glass of wine every so often. I don’t smoke but did enjoy having a glass of wine of an evening being a very busy mum of two, who also works and studies. Positive thoughts going forward for me. 
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    Has anyone had 24 7 stomach pain with gastritis??! Just started carafate yesterday and hoping for relief - nothing yet .... 
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      I havent yet been diagnosed with gastritis but i think i do have it. Mines is all day everyday the only time i get relief is when im in bed at night i can sleep happy pain free while in bed but when im awake and doing my day activities it triggers it ... what about u?

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