What symptoms did you experience with gastritis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Jay, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 28

I have been dealing with gastritis for a month now. It is a horrible feeling occasionally, but the Nexium has helped the right rib side pain go away and made my symptoms go down. I only feel it in the epigastric area but it wakes me at night with epigastric pain, chest pains, back pains, and sore throat. I hope it goes away.

Comment from: Das, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 28

At first I had heartburn and chest pain, then had Zymex for 2 months. My back pain and gas continued. Endoscopy result suggests that I have mild chronic gastritis. For 2 months I have been having pantoprazole 40. I still have pain and depression. I don’t know what to do.

Comment from: DANA1966 , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I was diagnosed with gastritis several years ago. I have flare ups that are becoming more frequent. My symptoms are nausea, pain in my stomach, and loss of appetite. I take ranitidine and Protonix that offer little relief. I worry about developing stomach cancer. I get scoped every two years or so. I also have bouts of diarrhea and constipation. This is awful.

Comment from: TB, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 11

I was diagnosed with gastritis after having an endoscopy done about 2 months ago. Happily, the results showed no Helicobacter pylori bacteria. However, the gastrointestinal specialist did say that I had a lot of stomach inflammation (gastritis). Nonetheless, I am still experiencing pain in the right side (rib area) and the pain radiates up the back and shoulder. I’m taking a Protonix, dicyclomine and ranitidine, but still experiencing all the usual symptoms associated with gastritis like bloating, constipation, belching, gas, etc.

Comment from: Renee, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I was diagnosed with acute chronic gastritis and ulcers after 2 endoscopies. So I went on the FODMAP diet and did more exercise. Try not to stress and stay away from NSAIDs. Do not take gabapentin if you have nerve pain. It will give you the worst gastritis flare up. I am on my 9th day of excruciating pain.

Comment from: Anna, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 04

I have had gastritis for over a year now. There was no bacteria found. I am taking omeprazole 20 mg a day. I also have Crohn’s disease.

Comment from: Sillycindy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 04

I am nauseous 24/7 from gastritis. I have Zofran 4 mg which I know I could take higher because I haven’t passed motion. I’ve tried Reglan and I’ve tried promethazine and I’m watching what I eat making sure when I take my other medications I have food with it and I am on 40 mg of Protonix. But I am still so nauseous and it’s impossible to do anything when I feel this way, even lying down to rest. I lay there and it’s that nausea, or you wish you could just throw up and feel better, and it makes my depression even worse.

Comment from: June, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 24

I have gastritis, I have no pain but sometimes my nausea is overwhelming. I don't vomit but feel like I have to, after eating. So I don't feel like eating and have lost about 15 pounds. Sometimes it wakes me up out of my sleep. I was taking sucralfate and it started helping me but after a month I feel like I am right back where I started.

Comment from: Louise, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I had a gastroscopy yesterday 8/9/17 and was diagnosed with moderate gastritis. I had been experiencing heartburn for 5 months and a periodic pain just above my belly button. I have been taking anti-inflammatory drugs for arthritis for years with no problems but then my husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer and that's when the heartburn started so it was put down to stress. However it continued after his death so I went to the general physician (GP) again and she sent me for the gastroscopy, so I guess the stress of my husband’s diagnosis tipped my stomach over the edge. I'm seeing the GP Monday to see what medicines to take but need to look at my diet too.

Comment from: Dee, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I was diagnosed with gastritis 2 years ago and celiac disease this year. I am eating a gluten free diet. I was prescribed omeprazole which caused bad side effects. I was prescribed ranitidine and took the drug for 1 year but it did not reduce gastritis. I still have symptoms and bleeding. I am extremely anemic (iron count 3) and have intravenous iron infusions every couple months. I despair of ever being healthy again. I sleep most days. Good luck to those with these symptoms.


Super Tips to Boost Digestive Health: Bloating, Constipation, and More See Slideshow
Comment from: Linda, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 06

My gastritis started with getting bloated every time I was eating. And I lost my appetite but didn’t lose weight. And all of a sudden I got a burning pain with nausea. I am on a very limited diet and my doctor prescribed ranitidine. So far the pain is less.

Comment from: jelly bean, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

My gastritis symptoms started with severe stomach pain between my belly button and my diaphragm. It was intense and lasted for over 5 hours without medication.

Comment from: Gig, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 10

My gastritis started with a normal case of indigestion but it wouldn't/didn't go away. At the same time I started having middle back pain that really curtailed activity. After a week it started to wake me up at night; burning, fiery pain that one time went away with a strong pain reliever, but the pink stuff didn't touch it. Eating is not at all interesting to me and I've lost five pounds in a week. That part's not bad!

Comment from: CW, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 04

I get full easily after eating normal portions because of gastritis. I am not able to hydrate as much as I used to (3 to 4 liters a day down to less than 1). I have pain between ribs when stretching and running, intolerance to alcohol, and general core weakness; no sensation of strength from middle when biking long stretches of hills or inclines. Occasionally I have nausea, no appetite, dizzy/faint feeling; not the usual focus/alertness, and aches and pains in lower to mid back and shoulder area. I have frequent feeling of gas trapped in stomach, burping a lot, etc., and no tolerance for dairy products. I fatigue early and go to bed earlier than normal.

Comment from: Vagirl53, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 02

With my gastritis I have pain in the upper stomach and severe pain in my back. It seems to radiate from my stomach and around under my right armpit to the back. I also look like I am 8 months pregnant, I am very bloated. I had a Nissen surgery a couple years ago and the doctor told me I would not have to worry about gastritis again, man is he ever wrong! I am in so much pain.

Comment from: Cinny, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 22

I have just been diagnosed with gastritis. The doctor says that mine may have to do with this bacteria that people from 3rd world countries carry in their stomach. The lucky 85 percent go on with their lives and nothing happens. I'm the lucky 15 percent that develops gastritis! I am on strong antibiotics for 14 days and have to see doctor again to make sure that it's gone. Although I'm from a 3rd world country, I honestly believe that mine is related to stress but we shall see.

Comment from: Jacko0573, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 07

I'm confident I have gastritis as I suffer all of those classic symptoms. Mine was no doubt stress induced originally. I only get it about 4 or 5 times a year, but the latest episode was extreme. I got desperate and did something a bit radical. I had downed some antacids and achieved nothing but more pain. I needed relief. I decided to drop 2 Valium 5 mg each, and within 45 minutes I was sound asleep and woke up feeling pretty good. This gave real relief, I'm so happy, the pain was a solid 7 before.

Comment from: yasagi, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 24

I have had bleeding after food, wonder if gastritis can cause it.

Comment from: jonesy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 21

I have been diagnosed with gastritis and H. pylori. I'm having severe aches and pain under my right rib cage going into my back.

Comment from: blueeyes, Female (Patient) Published: January 13

I had a gnawing pain on right side like something is under the rib cage. I was also belching a lot and I had a gurgling sound in my gut.


Pancreatitis is inflammation of an organ in the abdomen called the pancreas. See Answer

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors