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evan2018
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Made a potential stupid mistake.

Post by evan2018 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:45 am

Hello all. I am 25 year old male. 2.5 months ago I was at a party and introduced to e-cigs. For the next month and a half I used one daily until I started to develop some stomach pains. These pains include bloating, gas, and overall discomfort. After these symptoms started to arise I quickly relived it was the e-cig that was giving me grief. I stopped the e-cig about three weeks ago, but still having my stomach issues. This is what I am doing to hopefully heal my irritated/inflamed stomach.

1. Take 20mg of Prilosec daily. Just started this a couple of days ago.

2. Take 150mg of Zantac in the evening. I read it works better at night.

3. (2) DGL tablets 30 mins before a meal.

4. (4) Pepcin GI tablets on an empty stomach.

5. (2) Digestive enzymes with each meal.

6. Eating a very bland diet. Lots of rice, some broccoli, turkey, oatmeal with brown sugar and walnuts.

7. I only drink water now. No alcohol, coffee, or anything else.

I went to the doctor two weeks ago and honestly he was of no help. He told me I need to do an endoscopy. I have it scheduled for mid July.

I seem to be slowly improving. It seems to be the worst first thing in the morning and then sometimes after eating something. I tend to have less pain and burping if I don't eat.

Any thoughts or recommendations on things to try/do. Doing some research it seems that nicotine can cause your stomach to over produce acid. I am guessing that the increases in acid caused my stomach to become irritated leading to mild gastritis.

Helico_expert
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Re: Made a potential stupid mistake.

Post by Helico_expert » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:20 am

if you had not been tested for H. pylori, perhaps you can order a blood test.

since you are taking PPI at the moment, you cannot do breath test.

power1
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Re: Made a potential stupid mistake.

Post by power1 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:28 am

As a better result instead of getting false negative...

I do suggest you stop taking those other supplements prior to doing your UBT breathe test. Like stop taking it more than 3-4 weeks.
Not sure about blood test though.

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