I have been experiencing symptoms of gastritis since June of last year. My only symptom is nausea. Mainly it is very slight, but on occasion it will flare up pretty bad. I have not vomited...only nausea. I had my gallbladder checked for stones via ultrasound. There were no stones. I also don't experience any pain.
I was placed on Prevacid for treatment. While it has helped immensely, I still don't feel at 100%. I tried to stop the medication after 4 months and my symptoms came back. So, I have been taking the medication ever since and I'm left here searching for a way to get my stomach back to 100%. I have read from different sources that mastic gum provides great benefits for stomach ailments. I figured it would be worth a shot, so I'm left with a couple questions.
1. I checked my local Vitamin Shoppe to see if I can pick this stuff up without having to order online. The only product they had with mastic gum is Peptic Defense.
I was going to make the purchase, but I wasn't too sure about the other ingredients. The other option would be Mastica made by Allergy Research Group. This particular supplement was recommended in a book that I peered through at the local bookstore (can't remember the title).
The only main ingredient in this supplement mastic gum. My question is, should I go for the pure mastic gum, or should I pick up the Peptic Defense and benefit from the other ingredients
2. I am still taking Prevacid and am curious if I should discontinue before starting taking the mastic gum.
I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thanks in advance!