Gastritis Support Group

Gastritis is a medical term for inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It means that white blood cells move into the wall of the stomach as a response to some type of injury. Gastritis has many underlying causes, from infection with the bacterium H. pylori, bile reflux, or excessive consumption of alcohol or certain foods or drugs like aspirin.

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  • Caraleslie

    Help please

    What is normal for gastritis .. is it normal to have dull burning constant? Went to the ER twice both times said gastritis but told me to make a appointment with a gi Dr. Which u did they can' get me in inteal the next year I called so many places in to the point I'm scaring myself I dont have much nausea all I have is burning in upper abdomin is this the normal for gastritis to have on and off...
  • Wyn

    Afraid of stomach cancer, hoping it's gastritis

    I'm so glad I found this site. Maybe someone can help me. I'm a 29 year old female and for the past 2 years I have had an ongoing bout of what I think is gastritis. At first when it all started I had burning in the left side of my stomach and severe pain that would also cause diarrhea and indigestion. After looking things up, I thought I may of had an ulcer of some sort since I was dealing with a...
  • PhilJo

    Had Gastritis for 4 months and struggling to cope

    Hi there fellow gastritis sufferers,I've had Gastritis for 4 months now and have had periods where it seems to get better only to get worse again. I've tried all kinds of supplements, including liquorice, slippery elm, glutamine, aloe vera, mastic gum etc, and the only one that seems to consistently help is zinc carsonine. I've been on PPIs for the last two months, which work better than the H2...
  • Gino57

    Gastritis after Gallbladder Removal?

    I am happy to find this group and see I am not alone.  I had my gallbladder removed in August and have now been diagnosed with gastritis with the same symptoms many contributors to this group have listed.  I am thinking that the lack of the gallbladder has caused my gastritis.  Has anyone else experienced this?  
  • Hello I have always found people's stories helpful so thought I would share my own, I have had a long standing condition which first happened while having a meal out but before I did it felt like I was having a heart attack. Got to A & E and had the odd few blood tests and prods and was diagnoised as gastritis at the time, grumble in the belly but wasn't too bad and then got back. Had a sort of...
  • jbrow327

    Liquid diet for gastritis

    Has anyone done a liquid diet for gastritis? Did it work for you? What's the best liquid to use? I am considering doing a liquid diet for a few weeks to see if it helps. Thanks.
  • minxycat

    I cured my gastritis with Misoprostol

    Here's my story and I want to share it with you so that you won't have to suffer as I did. I am now 90% cured from my gastritis. I am eating big portions of almost anything I want (but still going easy on spicy food and citrus) and I'm drinking coffee every day and one beer a night. I no longer elevate my bed. I've gained all of my weight back and I'm glad to say I'm now a little over weight. :-)...
  • deleted_user

    Small Meals?

    My doctor told me to stick to small meals and while I believe I am doing a so so job of that I wanted to know what everyone else constitutes as a small meal because it can be very hard to really define small meals. Sometimes I wonder whether my meals are too small or if they aren't actually small and may be causing more of an issue. I think it will be helpful for myself as well as people who...
  • brihan06

    I feel like it's never gonna go away.

    I've been diagnosed with Gastritis for about 10 months now. I've lost 20lbs because of the constant acid coming up and loss of apetite. I've been on everything from Carefate, Zofran, Omeprazal, etc. It seems like it's just gonna be a part of my life for the long term. I've been to so many specialists and they just keep on running tests on me, I feel like a lab patient. Anyone else relate?
  • mm2491

    New diagnosis, need some encouragement...

    Hello all,After about 6 months of symptoms (3 intense) I finally got a diagnosis this week after endoscopy of Gastritis. Waiting to find out if it’s bacterial. My main symptom is belly pain,right between where my ribs separate to about the top of my belly button. Intense, skin crawling pain. But also, exhaustion, constipation, burping, appetite issues, weight loss. You name the test we’ve...
  • jbrow327

    Foods for esophagitis and gastritis

    Can someone recommend 1 or 2 or 3 simple foods I can eat for esophagitis and gastritis? My main symptom is difficulty breathing. I think that's the esophagitis. I only want to eat a small variety of foods to keep it easy and simple. If someone has cured one of these diseases I would love to know what they ate. Thanks.
  • boobear

    Are these gastritis symptoms.??

    Hello everyone, I am new to the forum.I was hoping someone could tell me if they think my symptoms are gastritis. I'm waiting on an endosopy next week, but have been battling these symptoms for over 5 months now :(Did any of you guys have these symptoms. 1. horrible gnawing pain, sometimes relieved by eating but then it just comes back again, in centre of chest. 2.mild stomach ache straight after...
  • Spybee

    Nausea? Flare ups?

    Hey all,So I thought I was getting better. I felt better and all of a Sudden this week I've been worse. I have been sticking to NY diet, no acidic foods. No coffee, carbonated drinks or alcohol. I never really had nausea before, just pain. This morning I ate egg whites and strawberry yogurt and I had some ginger water. I usually don't do ginger, but I thought it would help the nausea. It seems...
  • deleted_user

    How long for gastritis take to heal due to NSAIDS?

    Hi everyone,I was diagnosed with gastritis 3 weeks back (though no formal tests were done) by my doctor after I went to him to complain about my bloated stomach, persistent nausea and loss of apetite. Back in Apri, I caught a viral infection for 10 days during which time I had lots of Ibprofuane to bring my 102F fever down. I am put on 20mg of Omeperazole that has to be taken once in the morning....
  • demice


    I was diagnosed with mild gastritis/duodenitis about a month qnd half ago after doing a endoscopy. I also did biopsy which didnt show sign of h pylori nor cancer. The doctor prescribed omeprazole for 6 months and ive now completed 1 month so far. I see a bit improvement and my diet has changed. My only problem now is that I feel full after eating but im able to eat more than what I was eating...