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Short Term Prilosec Use

Commented on July 10, 2013
Created July 09, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Something keeps giving me Acute Gastritis (Inflammation of the Stomach Lining). I'm pretty sure it's from a super papua enzyme I've been taking, but it also could have something to do with my High fat/moderate protein/ Lower-ish carb diet.I'll need to find the culprit soon, but last time I was told to take Prilosec for a week. I did and it cured me of all symptoms. Fast forward another two weeks and I (stupidly) took another papaya enzyme after eating a fairly small meal. Within an hour I had that hot, acid indigestion type feeling that I haven't been able to kick using natural remedies. I tried Aloe Vera, my water intakes been up, but certain points throughout the day I'm still getting acid indigestion and Gastritis symptoms. So I've decided to just go back on my PPI's until I get some relief. (Two weeks max) Anyway, I know all the negatives about these products and don't tend to use them long term. Is there anything I should avoid eating when using them? I heard they can cause food intolerances.

I know people might say I have low stomach acid, but I trust me, I don't.

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on July 10, 2013
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yeah, sometimes you just need medications to really kick something in the gut. I always tried to stick to all natural everything, but as I got sicker and sicker, I realized that medication does have its place. If a week of it can get rid of your gastritis, then it's worth it. my doctor did before and after upper gi endoscopies and he said my stomach looked "beautiful." haha

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on July 09, 2013
at 09:19 PM

No H. Pylori. I had a Pepcid earlier, but they only help for so long. Stomach acid has been calming down, but now I kind of have the sensation of tightness in my throat.

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on July 09, 2013
at 08:06 PM

I've been so persistent on not taking it, just due all the negative things I hear about it, but i've tried to do it the natural way and it's just not working. I honestly don't think I'll need it for more then a week. I've NEVER had a history of any of this kinda stuff pre-paleo. Like I said, I'm 80% sure it was a super papaya enzyme supplement I took, but if it wasn't, I'm curious what's causing this.

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Also: I was told I had mild irritation of the stomach lining when I received an upper endoscopy. I was told to continue using the Prilosec for up to a week and could eat whatever I wanted.

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on July 09, 2013
at 08:46 PM

I'm actually dealing with this very thing at the minute. I had very mild symptoms of gastritis but barely noticeable until i had an upper GI (think it aggravated symptoms but also other factors are involved).

I think in terms of paleo causing (or just bringing out gastritis symptoms) in people, it's either insufficient stomach acid or a sluggish liver/not used to eating so much fat/producing enough bile. Funnily enough, since i've started experiencing gastritis, i've had less GERD/reflux, so there could have been inflammation there for a while but it didn't bother me until i started producing more stomach acid (just a theory).

Anyway as for PPIs, have you considered trying low doses of ranitidine instead? Or do you not get any relief? That way you could use them symptomatically. Personally i hate PPIs with a passion, but by all means try what you think will work best.

Have you tried ginger? Helps with feeling nauseous. DGL? Licorice root? L glutamine? Omega 3?

I'm trying to eat a diet mostly of cooked veg, fruit (separate from meals), fish, eggs and chicken breast. Supplementing with Ox bile to help with fat digestion and using most of the remedies i listed. I think overeating might have been behind the cause for me. With paleo i feel like i can eat forever almost.

EDIT: Forgot to mention i think mastic gum irritated my symptoms (tested negative for H.Pylori).

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on July 09, 2013
at 09:19 PM

No H. Pylori. I had a Pepcid earlier, but they only help for so long. Stomach acid has been calming down, but now I kind of have the sensation of tightness in my throat.

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on July 09, 2013
at 07:59 PM

Prilosec saved my stomach, too, when I was throwing up all of my food during my worse colitis flare. I get terrible gastritis and my gag reflex is strong. I only took it for a month and then I could eat again. I think the benefits outweighed the risks for me.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on July 10, 2013
at 02:55 AM

yeah, sometimes you just need medications to really kick something in the gut. I always tried to stick to all natural everything, but as I got sicker and sicker, I realized that medication does have its place. If a week of it can get rid of your gastritis, then it's worth it. my doctor did before and after upper gi endoscopies and he said my stomach looked "beautiful." haha

787deab9e10baa5d45969a57babdd3dd

(53)

on July 09, 2013
at 08:06 PM

I've been so persistent on not taking it, just due all the negative things I hear about it, but i've tried to do it the natural way and it's just not working. I honestly don't think I'll need it for more then a week. I've NEVER had a history of any of this kinda stuff pre-paleo. Like I said, I'm 80% sure it was a super papaya enzyme supplement I took, but if it wasn't, I'm curious what's causing this.

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