Gastritis problems

Posted by lemons252 @lemons252, Apr 30, 2019

I was recently diagnosed with gastritis (im17) i am to be put on omeprazole i just wanted to know if it really does help as i have gerd symptoms too such as coughing attacks acid/food comes up. I also worry that im not eating enough i barely want to eat feeling nauseous after i eat or when i see food

Try a product called (Fdgard) sold at Walgreens, Amozon,and now at Wallmart. I went through Mayo and was suggested I try this. It works! It is all natural ,so do not be afraid. I also was put on a Celexa med that helped me gain wait back and to eat again without anxiety? The Fd guard is $9. A week and not covered by insurance. Cheapest at Wallmart. Good luck.

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@lemons252

Yes, the medication can help.

If the cause of your gastritis is Helicobacter pylori you will need to take a few other medications too. They should have tested for this during an endoscopy or other test.

You need to eat a blander diet during your healing time and maybe add an antacid.. mylanta, zantac, pepcid and a few others that I cannot remember the names of are examples. Avoid whatever foods (foods with high acid and spicy are usually culprits) and drink (again high acid contents like coffee (dark roast coffee has less acid if it is a must for you), tea (some herbal teas do not have as much acid) and sodas that make your symptoms worse.

Avoid alcoholic beverages and sodas. Do not take NSAIDS.. like aspirin, ibuprofen, aleve, etc.

This article at the Mayo Clinic site might be more helpfu:l https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gastritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20355807. The above is just from my experience. My GI doctor added carafate for a few weeks the last time I had a flare up.

Best wishes,
Zaroga

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@lemons252 l know the feeling l was diagnosed with gastritis just last week. And put on 3 meds for my stomach, 1 for nausea and vomiting and 1 for pain. And the doctor gave me the list of what l can eat and not eat. I been working on my eating anyway because l was off of the omprezole because of acid reflux. But now it got to the point what do you drink besides water. I was talking to my brother and he said l need to start juicing. But you are suppose to eat small meals and stay hydrated. Eat fruits and vegetables but l have to make sure l have protein. So l use my instant pot, nuwave and microwave. And l try to eat beans not only to eat better but also for my liver. And l have oatmeal in the morning with a little whipping cream mixed in it. Just to get some dairy. And green smoothies are good to get extra fruits and vegetables. Praying that you get some relief.

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@techi

@lemons252 l know the feeling l was diagnosed with gastritis just last week. And put on 3 meds for my stomach, 1 for nausea and vomiting and 1 for pain. And the doctor gave me the list of what l can eat and not eat. I been working on my eating anyway because l was off of the omprezole because of acid reflux. But now it got to the point what do you drink besides water. I was talking to my brother and he said l need to start juicing. But you are suppose to eat small meals and stay hydrated. Eat fruits and vegetables but l have to make sure l have protein. So l use my instant pot, nuwave and microwave. And l try to eat beans not only to eat better but also for my liver. And l have oatmeal in the morning with a little whipping cream mixed in it. Just to get some dairy. And green smoothies are good to get extra fruits and vegetables. Praying that you get some relief.

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I mostly drink carrot juice as theres no acid in carrots. Did omprezole make your acid reflux worse? i took my meds yesterday & i feel a little better thank god 🙂

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@fourof5zs

@lemons252

Yes, the medication can help.

If the cause of your gastritis is Helicobacter pylori you will need to take a few other medications too. They should have tested for this during an endoscopy or other test.

You need to eat a blander diet during your healing time and maybe add an antacid.. mylanta, zantac, pepcid and a few others that I cannot remember the names of are examples. Avoid whatever foods (foods with high acid and spicy are usually culprits) and drink (again high acid contents like coffee (dark roast coffee has less acid if it is a must for you), tea (some herbal teas do not have as much acid) and sodas that make your symptoms worse.

Avoid alcoholic beverages and sodas. Do not take NSAIDS.. like aspirin, ibuprofen, aleve, etc.

This article at the Mayo Clinic site might be more helpfu:l https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gastritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20355807. The above is just from my experience. My GI doctor added carafate for a few weeks the last time I had a flare up.

Best wishes,
Zaroga

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Regarding coffee: I may be mistaken about this, but I believe that dark roast varieties have less caffeine but more acid.

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@jackiem95

Regarding coffee: I may be mistaken about this, but I believe that dark roast varieties have less caffeine but more acid.

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@jackiem95 The amount of reduced caffeine is very little according to most studies. I do know my heart does not beat as fast with a dark roast as it does with a decaf. So I think it at least puts it in category of decaf… all decaf still has caffeine. I also know I have personally have less acid production with a darker roast. Most studies say about acid: Dark Roasts – a study published in 2010 found that dark roast coffee is easier on the stomach than light roasts because it produces an ingredient that prevents hydrochloric acid from building up in the stomach. I mostly go by what my body tells me and not studies .. everyone is different 😀

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@jackiem95

Regarding coffee: I may be mistaken about this, but I believe that dark roast varieties have less caffeine but more acid.

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@jackiem95 @fourof5zs I was told by a person who runs a coffee roastery that the dark roast has less acid because in the longer roasting process more of the acid is burned off. I never heard that there was a difference in caffeine, that's interesting. I wonder how cold brew compares. I use a Keurig and there are now cold brew cups with liquid in them that you can use in the machine. The resulting coffee is so smooth, it's really delicious. I find I don't need any creamer in it, whereas that is usually a must for me.
JK

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I have the same thing, gastritis and I am on omeprazole.Without that medication you can run into future problems npt keeping it under control an it can cause more damage in your abdomen

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I have chronic gastritis since 2018. I'm on Pantaprazole 40 mg. I don't know if I'll ever get rid of mine. I eat low acid everything, no soda, no booze, low acid healthwise coffee, I drink unsweetened almond milk which is non dairy, gluten free, soy free and only 1 carb per cup. Try that in your coffee or oatmeal. Stay away from aspirin, motrin type pain relievers. Stay away from fatty foods and fried anything. Good Luck!

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@jkmelch

I have the same thing, gastritis and I am on omeprazole.Without that medication you can run into future problems npt keeping it under control an it can cause more damage in your abdomen

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Hello @jkmelch and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Gastritis can certainly be maintained and controlled through medication and careful diet planning. How long have you been on omeprazole? When were you diagnosed?

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I also have GERD.
Since the 7th of December 2020.
1 month now that I know of.

However my swallowing issues started in August of 2020. With an inability to swallow completely or strongly rather. ( * That was around the same time I was perscribed Ativan for sleeping. )

Now January 2021 my swallowing had cotton worse. Now it also has clicking and popping sensations. My throat feels like it has a huge lump inside.

I also have a burning dry mouth & tounge.
Burning dry sinus.
Burning dry throat.

My sinuses are inflamed and my throat.
Which comes and goes.

I've lost some of my senses of smell but have gained incredible abilities with some smells especially sweet and floral.
I have also gained incredible taste buds. I'm tasting wayyyyyy too much.

It hurts so much when I breathe.
My lungs hurt resting, breathing in or out.

I'm talking omeprazole, sucralfate, and pepsid compete. I am also still talking Ativan .50 ( down from 3mg a day.)

I cannot help but think Ativan is the cause of all my problems… idk

I have been to the ER AND DOCTOR in this small city about 16 times since December 7th.

I really need support and answers badly.
When will this go away? Is this all normal?
Has anyone had GERD this bad and they fully recovered?

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@amandaburnett

Hello @jkmelch and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Gastritis can certainly be maintained and controlled through medication and careful diet planning. How long have you been on omeprazole? When were you diagnosed?

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I have been on Omeprazole for years. Now also Pepcid & Carafate. Have Gerd, diverticulosis and gastritis. At this point I don't know what to eat ! The diets conflict with each other. Cannot eat anything spicy or acidic due to other issues. Any suggestion on a diet with all these issues ?????

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@ewalkercece

I also have GERD.
Since the 7th of December 2020.
1 month now that I know of.

However my swallowing issues started in August of 2020. With an inability to swallow completely or strongly rather. ( * That was around the same time I was perscribed Ativan for sleeping. )

Now January 2021 my swallowing had cotton worse. Now it also has clicking and popping sensations. My throat feels like it has a huge lump inside.

I also have a burning dry mouth & tounge.
Burning dry sinus.
Burning dry throat.

My sinuses are inflamed and my throat.
Which comes and goes.

I've lost some of my senses of smell but have gained incredible abilities with some smells especially sweet and floral.
I have also gained incredible taste buds. I'm tasting wayyyyyy too much.

It hurts so much when I breathe.
My lungs hurt resting, breathing in or out.

I'm talking omeprazole, sucralfate, and pepsid compete. I am also still talking Ativan .50 ( down from 3mg a day.)

I cannot help but think Ativan is the cause of all my problems… idk

I have been to the ER AND DOCTOR in this small city about 16 times since December 7th.

I really need support and answers badly.
When will this go away? Is this all normal?
Has anyone had GERD this bad and they fully recovered?

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@ewalkercece

No not normal. Being you are like me living in a small city.. more on town level now.. you may have to do a bit of traveling to get help. I have traveled over an hours drive to another city and much longer drive to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. I have asked opinions of what doctors to go to in the other city. The best from a nurse friend who I went to high school with.

To me it sounds like GERD, Swallowing problem and perhaps something unknown going on. Swallowing problems can cause dry mouth. Acid could be going up into your nasal passages or something else going on with them.

Many medications can worsen GERD as well as what you eat and things you do. Most definitely sinus problems can make Gerd Worse.( have a checkup with ENT doctor to make sure all is well) Drinking alcoholic beverages, juices and sodas and eating certain foods can make GERD much worse. Some medications and combinations of medications can make GERD worse. A change in a hiatal hernia can make GERD worse. .. and the list can go on.

First I would keep a journal and write down what makes my symptoms better and what makes them worse. Is is worse after eating certain foods? Worse certain times of day or after activities? What effect does medications have on symptoms? How long after eating or taking medications are there changes in symptoms and what change? Be aware there is no one diet fits all. .. WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT even though we all have the same basic organs within our bodies. Avoid food that trigger your symptoms. Eat small meals 4-5 times a day. Some people find it helpful to raise the top of their bed or use a wedge to raise their upper body. Some sleep in a recliner.

Second I would talk to a pharmacist about my medications including over the counter medication. Make a list of your medications.. prescription and over the counter medications. .. I made a chart on my computer for this and print it out for my doctors, pharmacists and hospitals. Include the name of medication, dosage and number of times a day taken and prescribing doctor. Tell the pharmacist about any side effects you may be feeling. Your pharmacist may see a conflict in medications that your doctor may not be aware of. The pharmacist will know more about the side effects than your doctor. The pharmacist can suggest better options for you.

Third.. take what you have learned from the pharmacist and talk with your doctor about it. Write your questions down and take a pen to write note with. If you are not seeing a gastroenterologist (GI) do so. If you are having swallowing difficulties you need swallowing tests. Yes, tests, plural. There are several types of barium swallow. Some with just the barium and others with barium tainted foods. Some swallow test are to see which consistency of foods you can swallow. Esophageal manometry is another test. A good GI doctor will know which ones need to be done according to your symptoms. You should probably have an endoscopy too.

Recovery or reduction in symptoms of GERDS depends on the cause. There are surgeries to help. Nissen fundoplication is one. It does not have a high success rate. .. 1 in 6 fail. The Linx procedure has helped many. Reading through discussions here on Connect might give you more information. My story at my blog.. which I keep saying I will get back to.. here if you so desire to read https://zarogasnook.blogspot.com/2015/08/a-long-time-passing.html l

ZeeGee

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@ewalkercece

I also have GERD.
Since the 7th of December 2020.
1 month now that I know of.

However my swallowing issues started in August of 2020. With an inability to swallow completely or strongly rather. ( * That was around the same time I was perscribed Ativan for sleeping. )

Now January 2021 my swallowing had cotton worse. Now it also has clicking and popping sensations. My throat feels like it has a huge lump inside.

I also have a burning dry mouth & tounge.
Burning dry sinus.
Burning dry throat.

My sinuses are inflamed and my throat.
Which comes and goes.

I've lost some of my senses of smell but have gained incredible abilities with some smells especially sweet and floral.
I have also gained incredible taste buds. I'm tasting wayyyyyy too much.

It hurts so much when I breathe.
My lungs hurt resting, breathing in or out.

I'm talking omeprazole, sucralfate, and pepsid compete. I am also still talking Ativan .50 ( down from 3mg a day.)

I cannot help but think Ativan is the cause of all my problems… idk

I have been to the ER AND DOCTOR in this small city about 16 times since December 7th.

I really need support and answers badly.
When will this go away? Is this all normal?
Has anyone had GERD this bad and they fully recovered?

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@ewalkercece I had a hiatal hernia and GERD… had taken Nexium for a decade or more.. then my central Iowa town GI doctor recommended a "Nissen" surgery… WORSE thing that has happened in my life of 83 yrs.. that was 6 years ago.. I have post-operative gastroparesis ….They could not diagnose what went wrong..
After losing 50 pounds in 2 months I went to Mayo MN… they diagnosed it in a day.. 3 tests .. in the Best GI Dept in the US… the doc said that 1 in 6 of those surgeries FAIL… So change your eating habits.. the Process of eating … smaller amounts, Slower, chew very well, do not lie down/get prone for 2 hours after eating ..raise the head of the bed at least 6".. Gravity works to keep that stuff from coming up.. Keep a daily log of what you eat and what happens .. do this for at least a month.. There are so many variables in GI issues.. but you can narrow down the possibilities by understanding what the stomach does and how to help it do its job easier..

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@fourof5zs

@ewalkercece

No not normal. Being you are like me living in a small city.. more on town level now.. you may have to do a bit of traveling to get help. I have traveled over an hours drive to another city and much longer drive to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. I have asked opinions of what doctors to go to in the other city. The best from a nurse friend who I went to high school with.

To me it sounds like GERD, Swallowing problem and perhaps something unknown going on. Swallowing problems can cause dry mouth. Acid could be going up into your nasal passages or something else going on with them.

Many medications can worsen GERD as well as what you eat and things you do. Most definitely sinus problems can make Gerd Worse.( have a checkup with ENT doctor to make sure all is well) Drinking alcoholic beverages, juices and sodas and eating certain foods can make GERD much worse. Some medications and combinations of medications can make GERD worse. A change in a hiatal hernia can make GERD worse. .. and the list can go on.

First I would keep a journal and write down what makes my symptoms better and what makes them worse. Is is worse after eating certain foods? Worse certain times of day or after activities? What effect does medications have on symptoms? How long after eating or taking medications are there changes in symptoms and what change? Be aware there is no one diet fits all. .. WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT even though we all have the same basic organs within our bodies. Avoid food that trigger your symptoms. Eat small meals 4-5 times a day. Some people find it helpful to raise the top of their bed or use a wedge to raise their upper body. Some sleep in a recliner.

Second I would talk to a pharmacist about my medications including over the counter medication. Make a list of your medications.. prescription and over the counter medications. .. I made a chart on my computer for this and print it out for my doctors, pharmacists and hospitals. Include the name of medication, dosage and number of times a day taken and prescribing doctor. Tell the pharmacist about any side effects you may be feeling. Your pharmacist may see a conflict in medications that your doctor may not be aware of. The pharmacist will know more about the side effects than your doctor. The pharmacist can suggest better options for you.

Third.. take what you have learned from the pharmacist and talk with your doctor about it. Write your questions down and take a pen to write note with. If you are not seeing a gastroenterologist (GI) do so. If you are having swallowing difficulties you need swallowing tests. Yes, tests, plural. There are several types of barium swallow. Some with just the barium and others with barium tainted foods. Some swallow test are to see which consistency of foods you can swallow. Esophageal manometry is another test. A good GI doctor will know which ones need to be done according to your symptoms. You should probably have an endoscopy too.

Recovery or reduction in symptoms of GERDS depends on the cause. There are surgeries to help. Nissen fundoplication is one. It does not have a high success rate. .. 1 in 6 fail. The Linx procedure has helped many. Reading through discussions here on Connect might give you more information. My story at my blog.. which I keep saying I will get back to.. here if you so desire to read https://zarogasnook.blogspot.com/2015/08/a-long-time-passing.html l

ZeeGee

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@fourof5zs I would caution anyone who would think of having a Nissen fundoplication to do every thing else possible before that ..Eat correctly… and if it is the only thing that holds a possible aid ….. know the track record of the surgeon on that specific surgery… I have post-operative gastroparesis.. A disaster.. life changing MISTAKE.. 1 in 6 FAIL… After that surgery I lost 50 pounds in 2 months .. I did not have 50 pounds to lose.. when the local GI Doctor prescribed a drug that was not FDA approved… that would have to be obtained in Canada.. I went to MAYO, MN… I had talked with a friend who was a Radiologist in Sweden… when I asked her about that non-approved drug.. she said, "Don't do that; I hope you don't have gastroparesis…" … She was Correct..

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