Gastritis 3 months from hell

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Registered: 12-28-2007
Gastritis 3 months from hell
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Fri, 07-02-2010 - 7:41pm

I had a really bad stomach virus near Easter which gave me horrible diarhea I became so sick and dehydrated I went to the ER and was on IV etc. Then I saw a stomach specialist to treat My horrible heartburn/gas etc.. Who prescribed Me Omeprazole which gave Me a horrible rash then We tried Protonix which kept Me up all night I was so wired finally I took Zantac and Carafate which seemed to do the trick.


I then got my period and all hell broke loose in my stomach it felt like everything was inflamed again near that time I have no appetite I am extremely nauseous tired and I lost 8 lbs in 2 the last 3 months due to this on and off flare ups I get.


Any advice would be appreciated it is ruining My life at this point going to work is hell for Me feeling like this.


Hugs


Vanny

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 1:47pm

Vanny, I am so sorry to hear about the ordeal that you have been going through.


Has your doctor tested you for H. Pylori? That can be a cause of gastritis and can be cleared with antibiotics.


You will want to avoid drinking alcohol and eating any foods that seem to irritate your stomach, such as those that are spicy, acidic, fried or fatty. Stress can also be an aggravating factor.


Here is some information on gastritis that you might find helpful: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gastritis/


I think it is important for you to provide feedback to your doctor if you have not already done so. Working together, hopefully you can come up with a solution.


Please keep in touch and let us know how you get along!


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