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Oct 24, 2017 · Collagenous Gastritis in Digestive Health

I was diagnosed approximately six years ago, and I found one medicine that worked and kept my symptoms under control. I’m currently take Dexilant its an expensive drug but it worked wonders for me. I still have flare ups but nothing compared to what was happening prior to being placed on it. The uncontrolled nausea was the worse, it would happen at any time and it didn’t matter what I ate. When I first was diagnosed my gastro doctor at the time told me what it was but didn’t provide any treatment alternatives so I switched doctors and my current gastro doctor was really interested in trying to figure out the disease, so he tried several meds and we finally found one that worked for me. The weight loss was the scariest since I had always been really healthy I initially thought I had cancer due to the rapid weight loss. I’m 5’9″ and I weight approximately 145 and went from a size 10 to a size 6. I was afraid to eat anything, however, with the medication I was able to eat better and gained the weight I had lost. The funny or not so funny is I’ve exceeded my normal weight so now I’m working to get a few pounds off. I haven’t had any recent episodes of nausea, which I’m so thankful for but I still have abdominal pain, but at least I am not nauseated all the time. I still watch the types of food I eat but I’m so thankful that I can actually tolerate any food. Its hard to explain to people because I always get that I look so healthy, but little do they know that I struggle with this condition on a daily basis. I’ve kept a positive outlook as I know things could be worst. When I have the little or not so little episodes I just look at my husband and say “You know I have a condition” and we just laugh. Its not the end of the world …but it was scary at first…