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For the past month or so I began experiencing really bad what felt like hunger pains. I would wake up in the morning and hit the exercise bike to reduce my stress for the day. Halfway through my routine I began getting really hungry. I didn't think much of it because I was use to going hours without food and being fine. Only an hour or two later I began having such bad hunger pains I thought that I was going to pass out. I ate something small and it all went away. Ever since that incident I would have hunger pains, gurgling, and belching every 2 hours of every day it seemed. No matter how much I ate it would return. I went to the docs and they ran a full panel of bloods. Tests came back normal ( diabetes, thyroid, liver, kidneys, heart and so on). My doctor said that I am healthy from what he can see. He told me I most likely have gastritis or a hernia. If I snack all day long it stays maintained but it won't go away. He prescribed 2 zantacs a day for two weeks with no spicy food. I do not drink alcohol but I do smoke. I stopped all coffee as well. I drink a lot of tea now. I do not have the common symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, or stabbing pains but I do have really bad hunger like pains at times. Does this sound like gastritis to anyone or does or has anyone had the same symptoms? If so what worked for you? I will be starting the Zantac today even though I hate medicine lol
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Yes I have but he thinks it's stress and diet lol.
I have often wondered about the low acid instead of too much. I am just not sure how to test for that. Obviously going to the doctors and dumping more money could eventually prove useful but if I can figure this out on my own......Allison your condition sounds a lot like mine. Have to eat in between meals or I will get nauseous, slight headache at times, heart palps on occasion, and hunger pain gurgling ugh. And yes I have been to the doctors about this a couple times and he contributes it to stress and diet primarily. Everything that needs to be cut out is everything that I love lol. Haven't had pizza, coffee. Spicy foods, ice cream, pineapple or much of anything I like in the last 2 weeks. I gave up drinking 9 years ago so alcohol is one less problem to worry about. Allison I also have heard of Allen Carrs quit smoking books. Does it really help out a lot?
Morning! I haven't actually had to cut any major food groups out of my diet but having said that I don't really enjoy spicy food much anyway, I am eating foods rich in nutrients, like salmon, eggs, brown rice, avocados, nuts etc. I barely touch alcohol either.
I talked to my doctor about the low stomach acid theory and he was very receptive, although obviously nothing can be diagnosed officially without an endoscopy. I only know that protein pump inhibitor drugs (that turn the acid off) are prescribed very regularly and they can be hard to get off. You've only got to look on the Omeprazole threads on here. I feel better without them, yes I still get the odd day when I am not 100% but with IBS as well it's hard to pinpoint exactly why, each time!
The Allan Carr book is fantastic, best £10 investment, I got to the last page and I haven't touched one since. I can't bear the smell anymore, and when someone walks in my office I can tell straight off if they smoke. I appreciate that's another battle though, maybe doc is right, one thing at a time!
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