Relief at last from gastritis symptoms

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I have suffered with stomach ache, nausea and severe stomach discomfort for a very long time.

I had a gastroscopy in November 2017. This showed excess stomach acid burning stomach and duodenum linings. Since then i have been prescribed several medications along with avoiding alcohol, caffeine, spicy food, fried food and acid fruits like tomatoes, oranges and pineapple. I have been back to my GP several times to say that I am feeling no better.

I have had physical examinations and blood tests - all normal.

It is only very recently after telling my GP that I am feeling very stressed and anxious,

that he prescribed an anti-depressant Mirtazapine 15mg (in addition to Lansoprazole 30mg which I was already on )

I am very pleased to say that it has had an instant effect in a dramatic reduction of my symptoms. I feel very much better. My appetite is also much better.

I am reporting this hoping that it will help others with similar circumstances as mine.

 

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    thanks for sharing the experience. DId you do endoscopy to rule out gastritis ,hida for Gallbladder function and ultrasound for gallstones ?

    how long have you been taking the Mirtazapine  and when did you see some relief, i got diagnosed with gastritis and non of the PPI is working for me, but i also have gallstones which is not bothering much. so wondering if Mirtazapine  will work for me or not.

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      My GP sent me for endoscopy to find what was causing my stomach ache / nausea / severe stomach discomfort.

      The diagnosis was gastritis - inflammation of the lining of the stomach and duodenum caused by excess stomach acid. I was prescribed Lansoprazole. After taking this for a long time and having no relief, I told my GP that I was feeling very anxious and stressed about it all. He prescribed an antidepressant - Mirtazapine.

      After taking the first evening dose, I felt a significant easing of my symptoms the very next day. 

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      please do post an update after a week how things are going for you .. but its helpful post if non is working for others.
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