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Old 5th April 2019, 11:25 AM   #1
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Gastritis?

After being diagnosed, I have been curious about some things, and it strikes my interest in how different people handle stress. I have always carried stress in my stomach. I 'get' the "nervous stomach", and have had one my whole life.

The new meds are working, and the nausea and queasiness are over, leaving me with more questions. Do some people get, say, migraines, while others get Gastritis?


And, are there ways to deal with the symptoms without medication?
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Old 5th April 2019, 12:47 PM   #2
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As someone who sees endoscopy reports all day, every day for decades now, I can honestly say nearly every adult in the U. S. has gastritis. It is most likely because our diets suck. I am not knowledgeable as to how stress affects it, although I know people get stomach ulcers and that supposedly has some stress factor to it.

For me personally, my stress manifests lower in my digestive system... more like IBS. I also get dizzy for days and I suspect that is stress related, but I have no way to know for sure.

Also purely anecdotal, my brother and I were recently talking and he gave up soda as part of a diet he is on. He said the one thing he has noticed a marked difference in is his “gut.” He says his heartburn is gone and ... well he said more but I will just leave it at he is a more “regular” human.
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Old 5th April 2019, 12:58 PM   #3
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Grease and chili peppers sets mine off.

Milk of a chocolate variety sets it straight. Extreme cases Pepto B or Maalox whatever is handy.
Changing jobs and not eating Mexican cuisine helps a lot. Grease and chili seem to be the main two food groups.
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The closest thing I imagine is in the summer of 2012 when I was struck with a very unusual nausea lasting for about a week and a half. Every time I lied down I felt nauseous but never once did I vomit.

I chewed ginger and took laxatives prescribed by doctors. I probably should have stayed home after the first visit. I was getting paranoid and leading doctors onto things I probably shouldn't have.

I never did find out what exactly it was, but "gastritis" sounds like a fitting name for it.
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Old 5th April 2019, 04:55 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Venom View Post
The closest thing I imagine is in the summer of 2012 when I was struck with a very unusual nausea lasting for about a week and a half. Every time I lied down I felt nauseous but never once did I vomit.

I chewed ginger and took laxatives prescribed by doctors. I probably should have stayed home after the first visit. I was getting paranoid and leading doctors onto things I probably shouldn't have.

I never did find out what exactly it was, but "gastritis" sounds like a fitting name for it.
It sounds as if it was transient for you. Lucky devil. Every time I have tried to gain a few pounds, (always between 88lbs to 92 pounds), I would increase food intake, and soon the gastritis kicked in. I am now a healthier 96 lbs.
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My son had gastritis a lot as a kid. We later discovered he's lactose-intolerant.
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Originally Posted by Ampulla of Vater View Post
Also purely anecdotal, my brother and I were recently talking and he gave up soda as part of a diet he is on. He said the one thing he has noticed a marked difference in is his “gut.” He says his heartburn is gone and ... well he said more but I will just leave it at he is a more “regular” human.

I used to get gastritis from ordinary sugar: sodas, chocolate, pastries, desserts ...
Replacing sugar with stevia helped me overcome the problem completely. And I have no problem with 99% chocolate.
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Old 6th April 2019, 08:00 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Ampulla of Vater View Post
As someone who sees endoscopy reports all day, every day for decades now, I can honestly say nearly every adult in the U. S. has gastritis. It is most likely because our diets suck. I am not knowledgeable as to how stress affects it, although I know people get stomach ulcers and that supposedly has some stress factor to it.

For me personally, my stress manifests lower in my digestive system... more like IBS. I also get dizzy for days and I suspect that is stress related, but I have no way to know for sure.

Also purely anecdotal, my brother and I were recently talking and he gave up soda as part of a diet he is on. He said the one thing he has noticed a marked difference in is his “gut.” He says his heartburn is gone and ... well he said more but I will just leave it at he is a more “regular” human.

When my brother was in college, he went in for gut problems. Turns out he was drinking the equivalent of two 8 packs of Coke a day.
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