The Big Burn. (GASTRITIS)

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Okay so I'm a gastritis sufferer confirmed through (Gastroscopy) and I'm 23. I don't get much acid in the stomach no more what I do get is a burning sensation in the back at night. Only at night hardly in the day. You know I really sympathise with anyone suffering with acid problems. It's so unpredictable, so many different types. My question is what's causing the burninh sensation in the back? Is it common with gastrtis?

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    I also get burning in my back.   The pain from the gastritis can radiate from your stomach through to your back.  I have it nearly all the time at the moment.   Hope yours gets better soon.
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    This is a long shot idea, but, you never know... I'm having silent acid reflux and back pains and other pains for other condition for which I'm on their forum as well... Anyway, they recommended Bowen Technique, it's an odd treatment for pains. Kind of an energy flow thing, but it did get rid of my lower back pains that I've had for years.  I just wonder if they can do anything to relax the stomach/back.  It's the most relaxed I've ever been when I'm on the table.  My reflux is caused from Prednisone I'm on for my strange Polymyalgia condition, and no I'm not old, well, 54, but that's not old! wink 
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      Hi Layne, i recognise your name from the PMR forum !    I also have stomach problems from taking prednisolone.   Mine is probably gastritis as well as reflux.  I am seeing the gastroenterologist next week as I am in so much pain and discomfort.   
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      Hi Jan, I hope the GI doctor can help, I hope you can report what they tell you. I had Edoscopy few month ago and all they said was mild reflux but said nothing to do. I can even just drink water and get a flutter in my esophagus. It's annoying. Or evn just swallowing in middle of night I feel slight flutter. My ENT doctor saw inflammation in throat and esophagus, he too said reflux. He said he prescribes Pred for this, but I think Pred is causing this. Ugh.I refuse to take prilosec, I don't agree it would help. I did try it twice for 14 days. I'm actually trying some chewable licorice thing before I eat when I can remember, it might be helping some, also a shot of nasty tasting aloe juice, but can't really report if any of this is helping. Darn it! 

       

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      I saw the gastroenterologist, he said he has other patients on pred who also have problems with it causing reflux and burning etc.   he has put me on something called sucralflate twice a day, which coats the lining of the stomach and any erosions there might be.  Also am on esomeprazole in mornings and ranitidine in evenings.   He cant do an endoscopy until I am off the esomeprazole.   
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      forgot to say that I have heard that something called Slippery Elm can also help a lot, you can get it in health food shops.
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