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Old 03-07-2011, 12:30 PM   #1
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When antacids don't help gastritis

Has anyone experienced gastritis that antacids have not helped alleviate? I have this upper abdominal, pressure, very mild burning sensation with bloating that seems to be consistent, although I can feel it more after eating. In the morning, there's no sensation, but I soon start to feel it as soon as I start getting active, especially after eating. Taking antacids have not helped, so I'm wondering if this is truly an acidity problem or something else. The pressure/sensation is felt directly under my sternum.

 
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Re: When antacids don't help gastritis

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Has anyone experienced gastritis that antacids have not helped alleviate? I have this upper abdominal, pressure, very mild burning sensation with bloating that seems to be consistent, although I can feel it more after eating. In the morning, there's no sensation, but I soon start to feel it as soon as I start getting active, especially after eating. Taking antacids have not helped, so I'm wondering if this is truly an acidity problem or something else. The pressure/sensation is felt directly under my sternum.

 
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Re: When antacids don't help gastritis

Yes, I have the same problem. I am now taking everyday, omeprazole 20 mg which is generic for the purple pill prilosec. It seems to work better than just antacids. You may ask the doctor for it.

 
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Re: When antacids don't help gastritis

You need to take protonix. antiacids are not strong enough and will not help you. I took it for four years, and it alleviated everything. Now I take 5-6 pills of omeprazole daily. You also have to change your diet drastically. I only eat meat and veggatables, yes only this and for the rest of my life. I know this sounds overboard, but that is all I can literally eat without getting sick afterwards. I also take 2,000 miligrams of vitamin C everyday. I also don't think 20 mg of Omeprazole is enough, you will probably need 120 mg a day.

 
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Re: When antacids don't help gastritis

I get gastritis every time I use an antibiotic. The anti acids like Prilosec, and Prevacid don't help.

I have to use Mastic Gum(Mastica) that is OTC and it cures me in about 2 weeks. I take it on an empty stomach between meals twice daily --2 -500mg capsules. I also take a broard spectrum probiotica like PB-8.
Buying it online is alot cheaper-- I use Vitacost

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I get gastritis every time I use an antibiotic. The anti acids like Prilosec, and Prevacid don't help.

I have to use Mastic Gum(Mastica) that is OTC and it cures me in about 2 weeks. I take it on an empty stomach between meals twice daily --2 -500mg capsules. I also take a broard spectrum probiotica like PB-8.
Buying it online is alot cheaper-- I use Vitacost

I wish you well---Harry
Harry, I got gastritis 3 years ago, when I was on antibiotics for months. I have tried PPIs, but they didn't help. I just started taking raw apple cider vinegar and mastic gum a week ago, and it helps! However, although my stomach no longer burns and I do not get the heaviness in my chest anymore, my throat is still killing me. Do you have any suggestions on how to heal the throat? I read that the throat takes a very, very long time to heal, but it's driving me nuts! So far I have taken slippery elm, marshmallow root, and manuka honey, which soothe my throat for a couple of hours, but the pain always comes back. Thanks for any suggestions you might have.

 
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Re: When antacids don't help gastritis

I think you should not take the vinegar-- it is acidic and reflux could easily cause burning of the throat.

There are several homeopathic remedies that will help burning in the throat --Cantharis--30X potency. It is available at most health food stores.
Some others you would have to buy from a Homeopathic distributor.

I wish you well--Harry

 
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Re: When antacids don't help gastritis

i have extreme pressure under hear area which i know is gas i take tums and some other anti acids prescribed by a doctor but none of them help me,they did say i have GERD but its seems as it could be something else.

 
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Re: When antacids don't help gastritis

tanese,
Trapped gas can not only be painful but alarming as well.

Most trapped gas is from swallowing(80%) but some is caused by by poor digestion produced by unfriendly bacteria.
This can be helped by re- balancing the friendly bacteria with a probiotic supplement like PB-8 ,eating a good brand of yogurt like Stonyfield Farm that is organic and contains 4 extra strains of good friendly bacteria, and Kefir that has alot of friendly bacteria.

Also, a good homeopathic remedy for gas is Carbo veg --30x potency. and of course Gas X.

Harry

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