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I've had gastritis for roughly 6 or 7 years and it seems impossible to eliminate. I have had 2 edoscopies (each took 2 biopsies from 2 locations). Both times, I tested negative for any infections. The first endoscopy was done in 2010, the last was about a month ago (February 2016). Both times I was diagnosed with gastritis. The thing I don't understand is - when I research symptoms, I don't have ANY of those listed. In fact, the foods that many sites urge patients to eat to help heal the gut, I have terrible reactions to and cannot eat at all.
My symptoms are basically: inability to digest food without feeling overwhelmingly fatigued, in many cases (depending on the food item) my eyelids swell and I pass out. I've been tested for food allergies. I have none. I have an "intolerance" to gluten, lactose, soy, ginger, vanilla, shellfish, bananas, pineapple, kale, broccoli, cabbage, chicken, pork, etc. the list goes on...
Honestly, the only issue I'm having is the swelling of the eyelids and passing out. The severity varies depending on the food item I'm attempting to digest.
The fact that I have no food allergies and keep getting gastritis diagnoses (without any reflux, heartburn, nausea, etc.) is perplexing to say the least.
I have been suffering with this for far too long. 6 or 7 years is intolerable. Is there anyone out there who can point me in a direction that might help me solve this riddle?! I miss being able to eat food like a normal person.
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