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Does anyone know of a good medicine for gastritis?

Discussion in 'Gastrointestinal and Urinary' started by Mya Symons, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Mya Symons

    Mya Symons Mya Symons

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    Recently, I have been able to go to the gym 3 to 4 times a week and have lost about 30 pounds. I have managed to keep the PEM and pain under control. However, I am taking a ridiculous amount of supplements in order to be able to do this. I do not want to stop because they are working so well. But, as a consequence of taking so many supplements, I am having bad problems with gastritis (inflamed stomach lining). I was wondering if anyone here has had any success with a medicine for gastritis. If so, can you let me know what you are taking. Please and thank you.

    I am currently taking Carafate and Misoprostol. They work a bit, but I need something that works a lot.
  2. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

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    DGL chewable tablets. 2 tablets 20 minutes before each meal and never take supplements and medicines on an empty stomach if you have gastritis!

    Zinc-carnosine to help heal the ulcers.

    Mastic gum helps in some.

    Ofcourse diet, keep it bland and boring until symptoms subside. No caffeine and other nutrients that irritate the intestinal lining.
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    if u can tolerate the salt 1/4 tsp of bicarb in a glass of water(enough water to disolve the bicarb and keep volume small), followed by another glass of water after that to get rid of the salty taste.
  4. Radio

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    I would also get tested for H-pylori....
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  5. jeffrez

    jeffrez Senior Member

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    DGL, slippery elm, marshmallow and calendula are great herbs for the stomach. Zinc carnosine is also excellent, as Thinktank said. Get some pepcid AC or omeprazole if it's more serious. H-pylori test wouldn't be a bad idea, as Radio suggested. GL!! Stomach pain is awful!
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    DGL and rethink your supplements. You may not need as much since your body processes foods and toxins more effectively when you're able to exercise.

    I've found the timing of taking dgl impirtant too. 20-30 minutes prior works for me. Any less and these aren't as effective if they work at all.

    Fwiw ... I'm finding caffeine pills ( not coffee, chocolate, tea, etc,), dex4, and xxx water help me energywise. :)

    Tc .. x
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    if i drink coffee tea chocolate make my acid reflux much much worse
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    iberogast, activated charcoal
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    Which supplements are setting off the gastritis? There may be a way of tweaking them so that they don't.
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    Cutting out cow's milk, wheat and a few other foods.
  12. Sean

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    Omeprazole (i.e. a proton pump inhibitor).

    Killed my chronic and very unpleasant gastric reflux stone cold dead. One of the few medical wins I have had over the 30 years I have had ME. Very grateful for it too.

    That is real medicine at work. Compare and contrast.
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  13. WillowJ

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    First, congratulations on your improved health, Mya. (Sean too!)

    As to the question, I had serious acute gastritis from a new medication. My doc changed the medication and the gastritis subsided. They also gave me an anti-nausea medication, which helped.

    But I wouldn't mess around with gastritis. Even chronic gastritis can cause serious problems.
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  14. Sean

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    This. Not just unpleasant and distressing, but potentially dangerous as well, if left untreated.
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