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rickydluu
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Gastritis with no help

Post by rickydluu » Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:53 am

Hi all,

This is my first post on this site. A little background of myself, I was diagnosed with Chronic Gastritis w/o HPylori exactly a year ago from today. I've had HIDA scan, MRI, MRCP, Ultrasound and Colonoscopy to rule out all possible causes to my stomach pain. My doctor kept insisting that I shouldn't feel any symptoms as my gastritis is mild but it definitely doesn't feel mild at all! I am not hoping for anyone to respond to this email but I really just want to vent it out regarding my current health status. Chronic Gastritis is no joke for anyone. It has killed my social life and has put me into a deep depression. I was an out going 26 years old but now i feel like i am robbed by this chronic disease. Its just so frustrating because its not a disease where it can kill you immediately but it can impair your life indefinitely. I have a question regarding my HPylori test via Endoscopy. Do any of you think its possible the test might have been false negative? I am planning to return to the doctor to request a stool exam since I have nothing else to lose. The medications I took were PPI 40MG, Pepcid AC and Carafate. The medicine helped manage the symptoms but it never reduces the pain entirely. This disease destroyed my life :(

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Re: Gastritis with no help

Post by Helico_expert » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:05 am

There is such thing as non-H. pylori related dyspepsia. So you are not crazy.

It is hard to treat this because nobody knows why.

Some people suggest that it's because of food allergy, which I believe it may be true. So, can you visit an immunologist to see if you are allergic to certain food?

If you have never had treatment for H. pylori, you can get a blood test. It's accurate and false negative rate is low.

alternatively, if you can switch your PPI to something milder like Ranitidine, or any H2 blocker, then you can book yourself an appointment for breath test. breath test is relatively accurate.

http://www.helico.com/PYtest_guide_2013.pdf

rickydluu
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Re: Gastritis with no help

Post by rickydluu » Wed May 18, 2016 1:30 am

The result shows that I was negative for Hpylori. Since all my exams came back negative, should I still just take the triple dose and see if it helps?

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Re: Gastritis with no help

Post by Helico_expert » Wed May 18, 2016 4:04 pm

It's not a good practice to take antibiotics without a proper diagnosis.

vampirita
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Re: Gastritis with no help

Post by vampirita » Thu May 19, 2016 10:51 pm

I suggest you to check for hidden food intolerances. Iam myself dealing with them.
Ckeck for histamine-rich food if they worsen your symptoms.

Best wishes...

ivan_m
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Re: Gastritis with no help

Post by ivan_m » Mon May 23, 2016 3:19 am

Do you take anti-inflammatory drugs? You may need to get tested for food alergies. May be a switch to different diet can help?

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