Is it gastritis ?

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I've had an endoscopy about a year ago and have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia and been prescribed ppis. My initial symptoms were heartburn and stomach pain. I've felt better on ppis, and started eating lots of fast foods and sodas. However symptoms came back and after a few months i started to experience a loss of appetite and nausea and feelings of early fullness after having even a small meal and food just seems to sit in my stomach. I then started to lose weight real fast. So do you think that the issue has progressed into gastritis ? And thanks in advance

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    Hi Jack! I have the same symptoms as you. I was diagnosed with a small hiatal hernia as well through endoscopy. And just like you I felt better and ate whatever I wanted.

    As I type, the amount of gas and discomfort in my stomach is very worrying. My ribs hurt. It's as if I have plenty gas trapped. I hate this so much.

    I am planning on seeing a specialist.

    I too think it's gastritis.

    I pray it's not something more serious than I think it is.

    Feel better Jack!

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    I suffer from gastritis, diagnosed with endoscopy after years of being sensitive to certain foods, unfornatly the food senstivly has not gone away, but have learn't to control via diet, anything tooo greasy, fatty, a NO NO.

    Had a flare of gastritis just a few days ago, ate some beef for dinner, NOOOOOO, I have known for years beef, disagrees with me for dinner, but just had to try, it will be months before I try again.

    I avoid garlic like the plague, causes me nightmare of pain and discomfort for weeks afterwards, onions undercooked, chocolate, coffee, cinnamon (except for breakfast or morning tea).

    Eat chicken, fish, very little oil when cooking. 

    Can I suggest you try this, worked for me and Dad, he had severe gastritis in later age as well as hiatus hernia.  

    Half a cup of milk, top up with boiling water, (not too hot, should be able to dip finger into), makes about 3/4 cup, sip slowly, repeat if necessary.

    Will make you burp, for England with luck, did that for dad, nurses in hospital amazed it worked so well, when I showed them, even better than antacids they had been pushing for hours previous to try and break his wind and pain.


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      Hi Lyn,

      Thanks for your suggestion, will try that. What annoys me the most is the loss of appetite and weight loss. Did you experience that with gastritis ?

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      No weight loss in my case, even at my worst outbreaks of gastritis.

      ?Have you talked to your Dr about weight loss, that's concerning, especially if its a lot.

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