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Comment from: Rlc, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

I was very ill for over a year, w/ diarrhea, vomiting, upper and lower stomach pain and dizziness at times. Blood work was taken so many times, which revealed nothing. I was sent to a university teaching hospital where they finally found out what was wrong (after two colon tests, two endoscopes, and one sigmoid).

Comment from: Vienna21oo, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 09

Last August I awoke in the night with terrible upper abdominal pains, acute burning, which lasted for hours. I had an attack again later that week. The doctor examined me and said that my stomach had a lot of "activity" hence the constant gurgling noises in my stomach. He gave me an acid reducing seven-day course of tablets.

Comment from: 13-18 Female Published: April 26

When I had gastritis, I had a lot of very loud, deep belching, a loss of appetite and sometimes nausea.

Comment from: LongJourney, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

I have suffered from severe gastritis caused by heliobacter pylori. After two courses of treatment I was told I was cured but then presented with Lymphoma of the mesenteric nodes. I am currently undergoing chemo and treatments for this. I am now experiencing gastritis symptoms again and I suspect a re-infection of heliobacter pylori.

Comment from: Reiki girl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

i One night I was watching TV & all of a sudden my stomach just started churning. Then the bloating started. I looked like I was 6 months pregnant. Then the vomiting started & wouldn't stop. I started passing out. I also had diarrhea. After passing out 4 or 5 times, my husband call 911. At the hospital they just gave me something to settle my stomach & sent me home. One month later, same exact symptoms. This time, when I'd pass out, my husband had a hard time getting me to come around. The vomiting just wouldn't stop. So off to the hospital we went. This time, I had to have my appendix out. When I went back to see my DR. he sent me to a surgeon. He put the scope down my throat & found out I had a hiatal hernia, severe gastritis, & a bleeding ulcer.

Comment from: wwwmuscle, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 05

I have been over eating for years, but until recently at 41 I didn't get chronic gastritis. I used to exercise regularly and gave that up for work and injury reasons. I had an endoscopy and everything was ok as far as having no ulcers. As luck would have it, shortly after I got food poisoning and ended up in the hospital. My eating options are limited. So far the only good things I seem to have no problems with are whole wheat pasta, potatoes, carrots, goat milk; small portions only. I have been able to get off the antacids but still need medication at night otherwise the reflux really gives me a problem and at times can trigger asthma and stress attacks when I wake up all of a sudden in the middle of the night. I'm trying rice gruel / rice water now, licorice seems to strong for me at this moment. I am determined to heal this problem because I hate asthma medicine and acid reflux of course. In 2 weeks at my next doctor's appointment I will as for the colonoscopy.

Comment from: Luz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

I'm a 53 years old female and I have been suffering with digestive problems, like severe constipation all my life. I have tried diets, herbal medicines and many prescribed medicines, but never finding real answers. In the past 10 years and after a car accident that left me with several herniated disc, (neck and lower back) I have been given prescription drugs to help with pain and inflammation. I have been unable to tolerate these medications because I get strange reactions, like severe head ache, stomach pain, and bleeding. Foods also began to be a problem, like nuts, salads, chocolate, raw vegetables. Foods seem to stay in my stomach for ever. I have seen many specialists and they all treated me like I was crazy. Last year I had stomach surgery to remove diverticulitis in the colon. I have finally been diagnosed with chemical gastritis and intolerance to gluten. This means that all these years I have been suffering because the gluten in foods constipates me, and the chemicals in most medicines even causes gastritis in my esophagus and stomach.

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