Tips for sleep - Gastritis

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Hello,

I have recently been diagnosed with both Lymes Disease and Acute Gastritis. I have already set up an appointment with my GP to start on anitbiotics for Lymes and am not very concerned with that matter. 

My problem is the fact that the two ailment combined are a real energy sucker, I have been missing a ton of work due to this. Lymes is known to drain the body of energy as it is,and  the fact I cant stomach anything of high nutritional value doesnt help my constant exauhstion. I am getting by drinking ensure, apple juice, and eating the occasional boiled egg for the time being. Non of which upsets my stomach beyond a couple extra gurgles and belches.

I am completely aware that there is no quick cure for either of these ailments. I am simply seeking help in finding ways to get back my night time sleep schedule. I can handle the symptoms during the day usually with no problem... these late night flare ups are impossible to get back to sleep from (if I achieve getting to sleep in the first place). Please anyone with anyhelp to offer in the way of avoiding or soothing night time gastritis flare ups I need your help. I cant afford to lose my job over an upset stomach!

Would also like to ask if feeling the effects of gastritis not only in your stomach but in your intestines as well is common.

I am currenty taking zantac 150 twice a day. No smoking, drinking, or solid food beyond what I have mentioned.

Thanks in advanced for any help you may offer.

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    Hola my friend. I totally get it. I have multiple stomach issues so, when one thing flares up the others seem to follow suit. I am not certain if this will help but, it es worth a -$11.00 try. Aloe es known for its healing properties. I accidently came across 100% pure Aloe Juice a Wal-Mart in the section that contains a use a nausea medicine over about 16 years ago while in high school. Missing a day from school was like missing a week so, of course i could not afford to miss any time. We are definitely "eye to eye" on that one. Lol!!! : ) Although it es no the best flavor, it es no the worst either. I use to drink 1/2 a glass three times per day on the regular but , totally forgot about it until I read your post. Sometimes I wonder why G I Specialist have not stepped in to recommend this to patients... I pray that this helps you. I wish for you well blessings. : )
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      Gracias Tia, I saw aloe juice recommend in a forum elsewhere and now that you have also suggested it I went out and picked up a gallon from walgreens.. Going to mix a bit into my apple juice, hoping it really does help settle my stomach at night. Thanks for the advice, ill let you know how it goes.
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      You are more than welcome my friend and I am almost certain that this will help. I drank the Aloe Juice three times per day because my condition was pretty bad. Please do let me know if it helps or not. I pray well wishes for you. : )
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      So its been 3 days now for me of using the aloe juice as youve recommended, while I am by no means cured I must say thank you again. This remedy not only dulled my symptoms of burning/bloating feeling in my abdomen, it is also pretty cost effective, 11 dollars for an entire gallon at walmart. 

      My Review of Aloe Juice for Gastritis:

      While I can't say it has solved my night time sleep problems it sure has made coping al around easier biggrin.... for those thinking of trying this I'd say give it a shot. In my experience so far drinking aloe juice is comparable to putting lotion on very dry almost cracking skin, it wont fix you necessarily and it might sting jus a little at first (bit of an acidic taste) but it is very soothing once it gets settled and disperses a bit.

      I would suggest drinking with or followed by apple juice just to take a bit of that earthy taste/ sting away.

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      Shadow, you just made my day. I am so very glad to know that the Aloe Juice it es helping a bit. When the stomach feels bad, the entire body feels bad it seems. May God continue to bless you. : )
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    You poor soul , I am waiting to see what is wrong with me cameras up and down next week , how was your gastritis diagnosed ? I also am very limited in what I can or want to eat due to severe nausea , often the pain is in the gut as well is it the pain that stops you sleeping ? I am taking Slippery elm (only started Friday) that will line and can ease the stomach , I also burn essential oils to relax lavender peppermint and grapefruit are good but you may not believe in that . I just drink water for now and try to drink lots to flush things through . 
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      I was diagnosed pretty simply off symptoms and a blood test... they have yet to put a camera in me but they seemed pretty sure. Yes it is the pain/discomfort that keeps me up at night, I am not a very heavy sleeper so any lil thing will do it.

      What exactly is slippery elm? Do you know if it is okay to take with zantac and aloe?

      Thanks for your help issy!

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      I looked into slippery elm, while it seems like it could be a miracle herb for some with certain stomach related issues a few of the listed side effects and one comment in forums elsewhere has made me hesitant.

      Sorry if this is too much info but to before I explain my hesitance Id like to say my BM have been "irregular" as of recent, feelings of constipation are constant but what comes out is almost entirely mucus and real no stool (I think due to the high amount of fructose(apple) suddenly introduced to my diet). One of the side effects listed was constipation due to an excess build up of mucus, so obviously that was a red flag for me.

      It also negates effects of other medications being taken at the same time as slippery elm. Apparently this is due to the thick layer of mucus that is covers your digestive tract when SE is ingested, it slows or even stops the desired meds/herbs from reaching your bloodstream (I can only imagine it would do the same to the nutrients my body is trying to absorb). Not only can I not afford to lose any more daily nutrients then the ones I am already missing out on with such a limited diet... I think I still need zantac to be in full effect for the time being to slow production of stomach acid, when I forget zantac before I eat the food im digesting seems to take a more violent route through out my body.

      Please feel free to correct me, or shed light on anything I have said here... I am truly interested in this product.

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    I have been suffering from IBS for a lifetime and gastritis has developed lately. With time, It has gotten worse.  I started with 20 mgs Nexium over the counter once a day a couple of years ago... taking it every day since... now I have periods that I have to take 40 mgs and it doesn't seem enough...

    Diet is very important....! 

    I do it  bread, even white bread is sometimes better, but must be VERY toasted and I use artisanal breads not the industrial ones.

    Flaxseeds and any kind of seeds are a big NO! which is a pity... no meat. No row veggies. I use lactose free fat free milk it works perfect. Eggs doesn't bother me.... so far... its very difficult....it varies.... sometimes if you are very inflamed no matter what u have its not going to work...Home made from the scratch chicken soup is a life saver. white rice, apples compote, not row! hope this help! Diet helps a lot, but there is not much knowledge about this gut issues. And Meds even if they do something will damage something else....

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      Hello my friend. I totally understand and know that after being sick for so long it causes frustration. Have you considered trying 100% pure Aloe juice? Aloe es a healing plant and has done wonders for my stomach. I have suffered with multiple stomach issues including ulcers, gastritis and gastroparesis among others. It can be purchased at Wal-Mart for under $11.00 and es great for digestive health. I pray well wishes for you and hope that this information can be of help. : )
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    I have found that I need to eat when I wake up, otherwise I wont be able to sleep again...somenthing light and small, but It does work!

    hope that helps!

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      I have never been a breakfast person really, but I am definitely finding the later I eat the worse the symptoms seem to hit. Trying to limit my eating to 4-5 small meals between 5am and 5pm.. cup of apple sauce or a boiled egg every other hour is what ive been sticking to so far. 

      Can anyone suggest any other food I may take well too? Its only been a week and Im getting sick eggs and apples already. I tried skinless seasonless chicken breast which I ate slowly and only maybe a few ounces of, but I dont think my stomach was ready for meat again just yet... 5 hours later I had one of my worst flare ups so far.

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