Re: Symptoms...doctors not sure what is wrong
Before I finished reading that I thought it sounded like me -- which my doctor thinks is from gastritis. I'm on a proton pump inhibitor in the morning, probiotics, fiber, and an acid reducer at night. It seems to be helping at least take the edge off the pain. I had an upper gi and small bowel follow through today, and if the meds aren't helping enough in 6 wks then endoscopy is next.
Ask your doctor if you can try acid reducers for a while. My doctor explained that with the stomach inflamed, the acid just keeps burning it causing the pain. Less acid allows it to heal.
Can't comment on the dietary part of it though because I eat a vegan diet. Overall plant matter tends to be easier to digest than animal matter.
Last edited by WarGerbil; 04-25-2008 at 09:49 PM.