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    Old 12-15-2016, 10:50 AM   #1
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    Question NEW to the board - LPR/Gastritis who knows??

    I joined the boards to try and get some answers and to help eliminate some of my anxiety.

    Long story short...I was diagnosed with Gastritis in July after a scope to rule out Celiac Disease. Never did take meds for it, just watched what I would eat and I never seemed to have any problems.

    Fast forward to about 2 weeks ago...I started having sciatica really bad in my left leg. Doc put me on a Medrol steroid pack to help with the inflammation. About day 3 of the steroid, I had horrible heartburn...I stopped the med because it scared me that much. Now I am to the point where I am burping A LOT, and have a horrible sore throat and the lump in throat sensation. Could the steroid have aggravated the gastritis and in turn caused reflux? I have never had this before and the anxiety is mounting. I have horrible health anxiety and I know the stress is not going to make my symptoms better. I started taking my meds for gastritis (Omeprazole) and am praying that it makes a difference. Please tell me that this will get better. I have pretty much dropped 10 lbs in the last 2 weeks because I don't have an appetite. I had to cut out my sweet tea intake because it would make my throat feel worse. What can I do to fix this? How do I stop the madness?!

     
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    Old 12-17-2016, 09:00 AM   #2
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    Re: NEW to the board - LPR/Gastritis who knows??

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    I joined the boards to try and get some answers and to help eliminate some of my anxiety.

    Long story short...I was diagnosed with Gastritis in July after a scope to rule out Celiac Disease. Never did take meds for it, just watched what I would eat and I never seemed to have any problems.

    Fast forward to about 2 weeks ago...I started having sciatica really bad in my left leg. Doc put me on a Medrol steroid pack to help with the inflammation. About day 3 of the steroid, I had horrible heartburn...I stopped the med because it scared me that much. Now I am to the point where I am burping A LOT, and have a horrible sore throat and the lump in throat sensation. Could the steroid have aggravated the gastritis and in turn caused reflux? I have never had this before and the anxiety is mounting. I have horrible health anxiety and I know the stress is not going to make my symptoms better. I started taking my meds for gastritis (Omeprazole) and am praying that it makes a difference. Please tell me that this will get better. I have pretty much dropped 10 lbs in the last 2 weeks because I don't have an appetite. I had to cut out my sweet tea intake because it would make my throat feel worse. What can I do to fix this? How do I stop the madness?!

    Hello, my name is Mary and sorry in advance for any english mistakes.

    Our stories are quite similar. Last May I had a surgery for an ovarian cyst. I returned to my home and I was feeling very good. Unfortunately within a week after finishing a strong course of antibiotics I started experiencing heartburn and LPR ( globus sensansion, excessive burping) for First time in my life.
    I had an endoscopy in June and the result was antrum gastritis and a tiny hiatal hernia. I was prescribed ozepran 40 mg for one and half month.
    My heartburn stopped immediately but the other symptoms persisted.
    I didn;t have appetite like you and my reflux was aggravated because I had additional symptoms after taking PPI. Twenty days after taking ozepran I started having intense cough, rhinitis for first time in my life, voice hoarseness apart form the side effects of PPI such as headaches and bone pains. I rushed to the hospital due to the cough and I was spitting a green yellowish liquid which was bile. In this point I have to point out that during my Research PPIs decrease acid in stomach with a consequence of increasing bile reflux. In June and in July I was taking also medications and sprays for my rhinitis, which was a side effect of PPI use.

    I decided to stop ozepran cold turkey but I had an acid rebound with an extremely sharp chest pain like heart attack which led to my to Emergency room, where the doctors gave xanax in order to calm my sternum and back pain. So you have to know that you don;t have to stop them cold turkey

    After that I was visited another doctor working in a private hospital and I did all the appropriate tests. Manometry, pHemtry-impedance test and barium. They were very expensive but this condition is a torture and I was desperate for help.
    My manometry and barium swallow were normal, the same my phmetry but the impedance test showed a High Number of weakly acid reflux and a very litlle bile( bile I believe is due to PPI's use)

    My GI told me that I shouldn;t experience symptoms but I had the globus in my throat and excessive saliva in my mouth and constant swallowing. I forgot to mention that after PPI's use my saliva became extremely foamy irritating my tongue and my throat and driving me crazy. So according the results my Gi prescribed me riopan gel and a prokinetic drug and told me PPIs are not for my case
    I firmly believe that antibiotics trigger my reflux as in your case the steroid.
    Now I am trying to stop all the medications. I have seen an improvement since last June but unfortunately I am not back to normal
    I would like to know why did you have an endoscopy in July? did you have other digestive symptoms before taking the steroid?

    Try not to stress yourself, I know it is very very difficult and my advice isthat is if primary improtance to do all the tests in order to find what kind of reflux do you have and take the right medication according to you results.
    PPI's may aggravate your reflux and are only for acid reflux and healing esophagitis and ulcers I think.
    If you feel heartburn it would be better to take a simple antacid not PPI's. I am not a doctor but I am a patient and I feel you.


    P.S all these months I also noticed that i digest better meat, chicken, white rice, shirmps, pasta rather then fresh vegetables and fruits. Eating raw salads or fruits worsens still my reflux.

     
    Old 12-20-2016, 10:50 AM   #3
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    Re: NEW to the board - LPR/Gastritis who knows??

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    I joined the boards to try and get some answers and to help eliminate some of my anxiety.

    Long story short...I was diagnosed with Gastritis in July after a scope to rule out Celiac Disease. Never did take meds for it, just watched what I would eat and I never seemed to have any problems.

    Fast forward to about 2 weeks ago...I started having sciatica really bad in my left leg. Doc put me on a Medrol steroid pack to help with the inflammation. About day 3 of the steroid, I had horrible heartburn...I stopped the med because it scared me that much. Now I am to the point where I am burping A LOT, and have a horrible sore throat and the lump in throat sensation. Could the steroid have aggravated the gastritis and in turn caused reflux? I have never had this before and the anxiety is mounting. I have horrible health anxiety and I know the stress is not going to make my symptoms better. I started taking my meds for gastritis (Omeprazole) and am praying that it makes a difference. Please tell me that this will get better. I have pretty much dropped 10 lbs in the last 2 weeks because I don't have an appetite. I had to cut out my sweet tea intake because it would make my throat feel worse. What can I do to fix this? How do I stop the madness?!
    Your not going mad. This is very common and is almost certainly caused by taking steroids. They are such strong anti-inflammatorys, but also suppress the production of mucous needed to coat and protect the lining of the stomach and oesophagus. When stripped of this protective coating, you get the exact symptoms that you describe, caused the oesophagus being raw, so anything you eat will hurt. Good news is, having removed the cause, it will heal quickly and you will get better. You will heal with or without omeprazole, but if you feel you need it then only take it for a short period of time. Imagine the lining of your GI tract is raw and tender and eat accordingly. And avoid anything that could burn and aggravate the situation, including alcohol! You will get better soon. Hang in there and try to tolerate the sciatica or find an alternative treatment such as acupuncture for that so that you do not jeopordise your gastro health.

     
    Old 12-28-2016, 10:57 AM   #4
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    Re: NEW to the board - LPR/Gastritis who knows??

    Hey, I've been dealing with gastritis for a long time I've tried everything under the sun and nothing works. But recently I had an idea, I rememberd that I had a sunburn once and used aloe vera gel to decrease the inflemation and it work instantly. I was in the gas station the other day, yes I said the gas staion, and I seen this drink called alo. It is a drink with real aloe vera juice in it. I drank it and felt results immediately, better than any acid reflux medicine any doctor gave me. I went to the store today and bought all the ones they had in stock. If you try this there are different flavors, I recommend the one with honey, it's called "Alo exposed original plus honey" they are about 2.50 a peice. You can even Google it and see it online for sale at major stores.

     
    Old 12-28-2016, 11:11 AM   #5
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    Re: NEW to the board - LPR/Gastritis who knows??

    Hey, I've been dealing with gastritis for a long time I've tried everything under the sun and nothing works. But recently I had an idea, I rememberd that I had a sunburn once and used aloe vera gel to decrease the inflemation and it work instantly. I was in the gas station the other day, yes I said the gas staion, and I seen this drink called alo. It is a drink with real aloe vera juice in it. I drank it and felt results immediately, better than any acid reflux medicine any doctor gave me. I went to the store today and bought all the ones they had in stock. If you try this there are different flavors, I recommend the one with honey, it's called "Alo exposed original plus honey" they are about 2.50 a peice. You can even Google it and see it online for sale at major stores.

     
    Old 12-31-2016, 05:29 AM   #6
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    Re: NEW to the board - LPR/Gastritis who knows??

    I have also had really bad GERD. I have found that Haritaki powder has helped me out a lot. In the past I have tried everything but nothing really worked well for me. Recently I found some others with GERD tell me to try Haritaki that it works. Well I figured I will give it a try a bottle of the powder is only like $10.

    I have never felt relief like this before from anything I have tried. I feel 80 percent better and can actually live my life again. The powder is mixed with warm water and it taste horrible but you won't mind it from the relief you will receive. The only con was it is hard to sleep at night but you will feel great during the day.

    Do your own research just look up Haritaki and see if it interest you. Terminalia chebula, commonly known as black- or chebulic myrobalan, is a species of Terminalia, native to South Asia from India and Nepal east to southwest China, and south to Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

     
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