| | Is there a cure for Gastritis?
I have been having stomach problems going on two years now. My symptoms include nausea, stomach pain, burning, and knawing feeling at the top of my stomach, feeling full and bloated after eating a small meal or even a light snack and just plain irritable. In January I had an endoscopy done and the Doctor told me all they saw was some gastritis and started me on Nexium. The Nexium made my stomach hurt and feel worse than before. I called my doctor and he told me to discontinue taking the Nexium and see how I feel. The diarrhea went away but continued to have stomach pain, and upset stomach. Like you, I feel like I have the stomach flu but there is no vomiting or diarrhea and I feel like this on a daily basis. Food has become my enemy. For two months straight all I ate was crackers and drink water. I started out weighing 192Lbs and now I weight 158lbs. The Doctor doesnít seem to be too concerned about my dramatic weight loss. He keep throwing prescriptions at me and saying here take this and it doesnít work. I changed my whole diet. I make sure everything I eat is baked or boiled, nothing that contains a lot of grease or spices. I totally weaned myself off of carbonated drinks, chocolate, fruits and veggies that contains or produce a lot of acid. All I drink now is water and Snapple teas. I take Pepcid and it gives me some relief and I keep a box of Nauzene tablets with me at all times and that helps with the nausea. So far I havenít found anything to help with the full irritable feeling I continue to have or even the stomach pain. I can eat a meal at 6pm, and at 2am, I wake feeling horrible and burping up food I ate 8 hours ago. Itís like my food donít digest and it stays in my stomach longer. I even deal with constipation and occasional diarrhea. I want to try taking probiotics for digestion, I have heard that they work and it keeps you from having to take so many acid reducers. My stomach issues are daily and it affects my life. Iím crabby and easily irritated with my children because I donít feel good. My husband wants to take me on dates but I feel so bad all the time and all I want to do is stay in the bed. I get depressed at times because of what Iím going through. Is there a cure for gastritis?