If known, what caused your case of gastritis? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Tiena88, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

The Flint river water brought on the stomach problems for me. I was 27 when I started getting sick. The gastritis also brought along anxiety. The pain in the upper stomach, cause other parts of my body to act up. Sometimes things go numb, I get a fast heart rate, feel faint, and can’t eat. I get worried I’m having some type of attack, and I get medical bills from constant trips to the emergency room, out of fear. It’s awful. But these comments helped me today. I’m having an episode now. Drank too much lemonade.

Comment from: SergOntheVerge, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

This is a very new form of gastritis I think people should know. Eight months ago when it started I could not breathe and was coughing small patches of blood. Apparently my stomach was so inflamed it was pushing every organ including veins. I would wake up every morning with shortness of breath and a dull pain on upper left chest. It did not go away for 8 months. Now I wake up with my left arm numb and blood pressure very high. I was prescribed new medicines but still waiting for improvements.

Comment from: E, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

Alcohol and Advil caused my gastritis.

Comment from: Caz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

After having my gallbladder removed and at least 18 months of severe pain, I had an endoscopy and was diagnosed with bile reflux gastritis. I have slowly progressed to 3 attacks a week. Nothing helps. Looking at further tests and surgery to fix a faulty valve that probably isn't closing thus causing disease. It can lead to stomach cancer.

Comment from: Anne, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 28

I had a big dinner at the restaurant and I started to feel bad a few minutes after my dinner. My stomach was big and full of gas. I started to vomit at home which was helpful. Also, my lower back was painful. I thought about possible causes (coffee and Advil/NSAIDs medications) and changed my diet. I started to feel much better within a few days. Oatmeal was helpful and green tea. Also, fasting for four days is good too. Chamomile tea and golden seal powder seem to be helpful.

Comment from: friday288, 19-24 (Patient) Published: April 28

I really hate gastritis so much, I’ve always had it throughout my lifetime and It’s something that honestly makes me want to die. It’s so painful and makes it hard to breathe for me. I hate it so much.

Comment from: Feysal A, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 13

I have gastritis and I have a lot problems. My stomach always all the time is bloating. I feel full all the time.

Comment from: Sussi, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 01

Any high acid food or alcohol will cause an acute flare of gastritis. I am just getting over one that caused high fever for two days. Lemon or fresh pineapple is a killer. I drink warm water with a little baking soda in it and it helps a lot, but be aware it raises the blood pressure. Avocado is a great food when you are healing.

Comment from: Adrienne, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 20

I was diagnosed with gastritis when I was 27. I believe that stress caused this problem. No one else in my family has stomach problems. My doctor said my insurance would not cover medication because I was too young. It took me 8 years to finally get on medication, and I didn't realize how bad I felt until I did. If I have alcohol, even one or 2 drinks I get a flare up. Fatty foods make me feel like I am going to vomit, spicy foods make my stomach feel like it is on fire, and sugary foods make me feel bloated. So basically if I want to feel normal I can only eat some fruits, vegetables, and other bland foods. Otherwise I feel like I am going to die.

Comment from: ANGIE, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 02

I finally went to the emergency room yesterday after dealing with the pain for a few months. I was given a couple of medicines and told that I have stomach gastritis disease. I am having pain in my stomach like cramps and it is worse at night. It is waking me up at 12 and I am not being able to go back to sleep for a few hours. Pain goes straight to my back and that just makes it worse. Nothing helps! I had gastric sleeve surgery in 2014 so I don’t have much stomach left to get an infection in! I sure hope the appointment I have next week tells me something so I can rest a little better.


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Comment from: mony3214, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 07

I have severe pain in upper abdomen with pressure in chest also. The lump in center of chest is like gumball sized, was told it's the xiphoid process. I don't think so, it feels like hernia. Five scopes later I still don't feel any better. I am taking Carafate, Zofran, heartburn medicines, etc., and nothing helps/works. I have been dealing with this gastritis for over a year now. I am throwing up daily. Neck and lymph nodes in neck are swollen. It is hard to eat, drink, swallow, and sleep. I have severe pain in ribs both sides, and lost 60 pounds in a year. I feel like I am dying. I can't stand straight up or sit straight up. Fetal position makes it worse, feels like a blockage somewhere but they say no. I have no infections either or cancer.

Comment from: Prem, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 24

I have severe gastric problem. My stomach keeps growling from morning to evening and it is embarrassing for me especially during the office hours. I can't let out the gas either. I'm trying natural remedies to heal but not working.

Comment from: Julie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 20

Everything about gastritis said by others applies to me, but also I am suffering with extreme fatigue. I have to push myself through the day.

Comment from: evie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 24

I have severe pain in the upper chest area, and pressure like a heart attack. Most medications made my gastritis worse.

Comment from: Fancy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 14

I get horrible gas when I drink coffee.

Comment from: Our Gal Sally, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I believe it was the sorbitol in the diet bars I've been eating that irritated me. Also I drink diet drinks to belch or bring up gas in me because I have gerd or acid reflux disease. I better bring this up with my doctor for my next visit and see what he says.


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