Originally Posted by boz
Hi there, Happy New Year to you all..
Like you I've had these problems for years. Taken all types of medicines from the GP, & now back on Ranitidine 150mg twice a day as needed & Gaviscon.
I get relief for a short time....... then back to square one.
I had the triple therapy for H.pylori, but my GP only gave it to me for a week.
So unsure if it worked or not.
Since then I bought Mastic Gum capsules. Theres an odd 'twang' about them.
A very funny sort of smell/taste, anyway since I started to take them some days I feel easy ......some days I dont.
I think I will try leaving off the pro-biotic drinks as well.
After breakfast my tum seems a bit curdled........with just the feintest hint of nausea......... I have porridge to try to help with a high cholesterol level, even thats not much help. By lunch time my tums OK.
I am so fed up with it all, now starting into year 8. Any ideas I will consider.
Thanks for listening
Happy 2008! Sorry to hear that you are still struggling with stomach issues after all these years...what have the doctors said? You could try taking Iberogast....it may help you. I buy mine from a site called Seacoast Vitamins. It's one of the only sites I've found that has it. I don't know how much it's helping, but it's certainly not hurting! It's rough when you have good days and bad ones. The good ones make you think you're finally over the stomach madness, and the bad ones make you wonder if it will ever end and why you have to keep suffering.
You could also try going to a Naturopath. If my docs can't come up with a diagnosis other than non ulcer dyspepsia for me, then I'm going to see a Naturopath. It's expensive, but could be worth it. I tried acupuncture but that didn't seem to help.
Other than, I try to meditate and exercise whenever I can. Again, I don't know how much these things help, but they're good for your mental state and that's half the battle it seems (or more than half!) Good luck and keep me posted.