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Comment from: Buffy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I was diagnosed with H pylori 5 years ago and it was treated successfully with antibiotics, but it has come back again and I am taking anti B's again. The first time it gave me a duodenal ulcer, this time I have gastritis because I am told it has developed lower down in the stomach. My symptoms are abdominal pain which moves around, but the predominant symptoms are a burning and acute gnawing feeling in the stomach, nausea and loss of appetite. I have an idea that stress could be a trigger for H Pylori because it has emerged both times after I have been under considerable stress. I am told that an Alkaline diet is the best way to combat the bacteria - in other words don't give it the food it likes and thrives on. I am seriously reviewing my diet at the moment. A list of Alkaline and Acid foods can be found on the net. It has been a very useful guide for me and I am hoping it will help in the battle to eradicate this horrible disease and will hopefully prevent it developing into cancer.

Comment from: Lizzie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I have pain in my upper left stomach and between the shoulder blades. I also have heaviness in my chest after eating and have recently felt as if my food was stuck in my throat. I had an upper endoscopy performed and was told I had a mild gastritis and that that could be what was causing these symptoms.

Comment from: Fred, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 02

I'm a 69 year old male. I have never had serious problems concerning acid reflux. Recently I began spitting up bright red blood. The incidents were sporadic and cleared up after a short time. I spit up blood for nine consecutive days and on two occasions there was a fair amount of bleeding. There was no visible blood in my urine or stools and no vomiting or other discomfort. After nine days I had no further problems. Four days after experiencing no problems I had an endoscopy and was diagnosed as having Gastritis and a Hiatial Hernia. I was prescribed Prevacid. The source of my bleeding was never really defined. Previously I drank one cup of coffee daily. I don't smoke and drink only on occasion, never to excess.

Comment from: Swelp, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 06

I found, all of a sudden that I was having pain after a snack, which showed signs of a Heart Attack. I was able sometimes to bring up a very thick substance, never food, which after a while would ease the situation. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis which means that I have to take repeated painkillers, etc. I am 67 years of age.

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.

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