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jasonD2

Gi All Messed Up From Gastritis

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My lower GI & bowel issues were starting to resolve until i developed duodenitis back in October. I also went for an endoscopy when i was home for the holidays and between that and eating things i probly shouldnt have, my whole system is out of whack now. The gastritis has been giving me reflux, burping and severe discomfort after meals..I also decided to cut out fruits and fructose since i feel i may be intolerant to that as well. Ive been eating very small bland meals and am loosing more weight and now Im constipated again with thin hard stools.

I tried taking zantac in combination with licorice and some herbs my ND gave me - it helps here and there but the gastritis is not going away and now my lower GI is messed up as a result of trying to treat the upper GI...seems like if one area of the GI improves, the other one deteriorates....thats how i developed the gastritis..I was taking supplements to treat candida and c.diff and as a result my upper GI became inflammed.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Could changing my diet and removing things have caused the constipation? How can I treat my upper GI & lower GI simultaneously - this is getting out of control. im gonna become anorexic


Endoscopy & blood panel all negative 12/09 after being strict w/ gluten free diet

As of 8/09 - Candida Overgrowth, C.difficile overgrowth, elevated fecal anti-gliadin, elevated putrefactive SCFA's

Developed severe lactose intolerance, IBS and food sensitivities in 02 after contracting Giardia from a river in Oregon

Had negative celiac blood work in 02

Elevated stool anti-gliadin Ab (21 with 10 being cutoff for normal) - 2008

Positive for DQ8- 2008

Tested high positive for egg, dairy, soy, ginger, mustard - 2008

Lactulose/Mannitol (leaky gut) test indicated slight intestinal permeability

Improved with gluten free diet but still have spastic constipation

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Gastritis stinks, right? I had it so badly I was waking up retching in the middle of the night. I think mine was caused by the mega dose of iron I was taking and my gallbladder. I had my gallbladder out and it improved tremendously. The anemia wasn't resolving so I get iv treatments now. I have it rarely now, usually after I've had a few drinks. It's nothing compared to what it was.

I know you're having lots of trouble now. Gastritis is just awful. I didn't want to eat at all when I had it. Oh, I remembered--I tried taking the betaine(sp?) supplements to see if it that was the issue, and that made it MUCH WORSE!

HTH

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I dont even have a severe case of it, but its still inflamed enough to cause problems. I can sleep ok, no pain and dont have stomach juices coming up into my throat - but its still very uncomfortable.

Why did you have your gallbladder removed? did you have stones? I recently had an ultrasound and it looked ok


Endoscopy & blood panel all negative 12/09 after being strict w/ gluten free diet

As of 8/09 - Candida Overgrowth, C.difficile overgrowth, elevated fecal anti-gliadin, elevated putrefactive SCFA's

Developed severe lactose intolerance, IBS and food sensitivities in 02 after contracting Giardia from a river in Oregon

Had negative celiac blood work in 02

Elevated stool anti-gliadin Ab (21 with 10 being cutoff for normal) - 2008

Positive for DQ8- 2008

Tested high positive for egg, dairy, soy, ginger, mustard - 2008

Lactulose/Mannitol (leaky gut) test indicated slight intestinal permeability

Improved with gluten free diet but still have spastic constipation

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I did a barium swallow and it looked abnormal on that. I had a small stone, but it was infected I guess. I had my RN friend recommend a surgeon and he told her to was one of the worst he'd seen and that I was risking pancreatitis because of the sludge. Nothing was too out of whack on my blood work, I just felt sick, sick, sick all the time.

I had a really easy recovery from the surgery and felt better within days. I only had mild issues with fatty foods briefly.

I know a lot of people have them removed and don't feel better, but it was the trick for me.

Ask if you have any questions. :)

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