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Anyone ever had gastritis?

Commented on June 12, 2015
Created September 23, 2011 at 9:42 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone here dealt with gastritis and how they were able to heal their stomach?

My current protocol is:

  • aloe vera, DGL, L-glutamine & arabinogalactan powder mixture (twice daily on empty stomach)
  • probiotics & kefir
  • S.boulardii
  • Pepzin GI (twice a day with meals)
  • coconut oil once in a while

I'm having a burning pain in my upper stomach that comes and goes by the week after a safe/non-irritating/inflammatory meal.

I tested negative for H.Plyori through blood test and will try to get an endoscopy done in the near future. My holistic doctor says it's most likely gastritis so we're rolling with that right now.

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on June 12, 2015
at 01:13 PM

 Hello Cherry , How are you doing now ? I am diagnosed with Hiatus hernia and gastritis through endoscopy a month ago . Taking Omeprazole 40 MG for last one month . After reading your post I didn't take my medicin today :) .  Can I know what digestive enzymes and  HCL you took ? I am sorry no idea on these . Do you have links to buy these ? After reading some posts here and there I ordered for Doctor's Best PepZin GI and Nature's Way Slippery Elm Bark . Are these the one you mentioned ? Thank You .

62c5ce1936ead8fbe50021a42d61def0

(115)

on September 30, 2011
at 04:13 PM

Thanks Rick. I recently bought mastic gum as well, trying it out and some organic ginger tea without sugar added.

79b187d791eae49070a90d6ca7ee5547

(125)

on September 27, 2011
at 12:49 PM

It sounds like you're doing the right stuff. I'd say it took me a good 6 months to heal since I really didn't know what exactly to do to make it work. The gastro doctor's advice was to take more PPIs, which I'm convinced, is the WORST thing to do. Anyway, following a Paleo paradigm definitely has speeded the recovery. The HCL tabs can be good, but I think they're actually better if taken right after a meal.

62c5ce1936ead8fbe50021a42d61def0

(115)

on September 26, 2011
at 05:41 PM

Thanks Rick! Luckily, I'm not taking any PPI meds and am already on an non-inflammatory diet. I do try to eat as much as sauerkraut as possible but I've been doing more kefir. I do take digestive enzymes and recently just ordered some HCL tablets for extra support. Great call on the caffeine, I dropped it cold turkey when I started to have pain. I guess drinking a cup a day on an EMPTY stomach for a year or two didn't help either >< How long did it take for you to heal your stomach?

20728624e1e13817fbac4e2e5249fb3a

(144)

on September 25, 2011
at 04:57 AM

Domperidone is often used in addition I have found an Ayurvedic supplement that has been helpful DIVYA GASHAR CHOORNA. I am also working with an integrative medical doctor and an integrative doctor who are helping me detox and rid my system of bugs and other things :)

De65560c40ddb3f27764307ffa504240

on September 24, 2011
at 04:22 AM

I think it took 6-8 weeks before I felt human again and could deal with spicy food without walking around clutching my midsection. I didn't drink for quite a while afterwards and still drink very, very rarely. I've had ferrets with the mustelid form of helicobacter and have a new appreciation for what the little guys go through. :(

62c5ce1936ead8fbe50021a42d61def0

(115)

on September 24, 2011
at 04:14 AM

I just looked up your condition, so how do you eat/live with Gastroparesis? Do you just take lots of digestive enzymes and eat small meals? I'm assuming going Paleo helped you?

62c5ce1936ead8fbe50021a42d61def0

(115)

on September 24, 2011
at 04:13 AM

How long did it take for your stomach to heal?

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79b187d791eae49070a90d6ca7ee5547

on September 26, 2011
at 12:47 PM

I've had gastritis and it can be pretty disturbing. But, you can heal it with diet and proper nutrition. My first advice is to get off all PPI medication, if you on it. All the acid blockers compound and actually create the condition. Second, cut out caffeine for a while. Drink lots of water every day. Get some good liquid Aloe concoction to drink a few times a day. Make sure that you're taking digestive enzymes. Lay off the nuts, all grains, dairy and beans. Practice intermittent fasting at least a few days a week to allow your stomach to heal. If you do all of these things, you should find yourself much better in a few weeks. You have to be consistent and give it time though. And lastly, make sure you take some good probiotics foods like sauerkraut, daily if possible. Oh, and eat good cooked vegetables instead of a lot of raw. They're easier on the stomach.

62c5ce1936ead8fbe50021a42d61def0

(115)

on September 26, 2011
at 05:41 PM

Thanks Rick! Luckily, I'm not taking any PPI meds and am already on an non-inflammatory diet. I do try to eat as much as sauerkraut as possible but I've been doing more kefir. I do take digestive enzymes and recently just ordered some HCL tablets for extra support. Great call on the caffeine, I dropped it cold turkey when I started to have pain. I guess drinking a cup a day on an EMPTY stomach for a year or two didn't help either >< How long did it take for you to heal your stomach?

79b187d791eae49070a90d6ca7ee5547

(125)

on September 27, 2011
at 12:49 PM

It sounds like you're doing the right stuff. I'd say it took me a good 6 months to heal since I really didn't know what exactly to do to make it work. The gastro doctor's advice was to take more PPIs, which I'm convinced, is the WORST thing to do. Anyway, following a Paleo paradigm definitely has speeded the recovery. The HCL tabs can be good, but I think they're actually better if taken right after a meal.

62c5ce1936ead8fbe50021a42d61def0

(115)

on September 30, 2011
at 04:13 PM

Thanks Rick. I recently bought mastic gum as well, trying it out and some organic ginger tea without sugar added.

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on September 24, 2011
at 04:13 AM

I get what I think is gastritis once and a while. Though it can last for months when I do get it. I get horrible hunger pangs while being completely stuffed. While I cut back on alcohol and caffeine my only effective coping technique is to allow my self to stuff on meat until it passes. The times that I didn't I gained serious weight to the tune of 40lbs over a couple months.

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on August 23, 2013
at 04:24 PM

How is it even possible for gastritis or stomach irritation to heal on Paleo? The typical gastritis diet is very low in fat (BRAT...bannas,Rice,Applause,Toast. A typical paleo diet is higher in fat. Wouldn't this prevent the irritation from healing?

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on July 30, 2013
at 01:39 PM

I have suffered from gastritis. Since I had my gallbladder removed, I get bile in my stomach that causes the irritation. I agree with one of the other posters, that the sensation can mimick hunger pain until the inflammation is very bad and then it is just pain -- in the stomach and back.

It takes several months to heal from gastritis. I follow this approach: Paleo diet No caffeine or alcohol (alcohol is worst, followed by caffeine) No dairy 3X daily on an empty stomach take 1 pro-biotic (4 billion) and 500 mg L-Glutamine 3X daily and 30 minutes after the above, take 2 GI-ENCAP from Thorne

GI-Encap contains DGL licorice, slippery elm, marshmallow root and aloe vera -- you could take these from other sources. The Thorne supplement is simply convenient as it is an all-in-one option.

Drink a lot of water and herbal teas.

I avoid PPI and antacids as they make my symptoms worse. Doc also prescribed Carafate which gave me terrible heartburn. The herbal approach worked much better for me.

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on May 15, 2013
at 06:50 PM

I suffer from gastritis and acid reflux, to the point of thinking that I had a hearth attack, waking up at night with the sensation that I could not breath, went to the doctor for an endoscopy it was confirmed that I had acid reflux, I was prescrived with Nexium and Zantac, followed the tratment for months, but every time I stop using these drugs, the symphtoms where back, douring a trip some one adviced me abouth, ALOE VERA JUICE or Gel, I started using it for two weeks and until now never had problems again, took one spoon before meals, I am so happy to regain my health again, thanks to this advice. Do it you wil se the amazing recovery. Of course I loose some weight and also went on a diet, try and see for your self.

Good look and be always thankful

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De65560c40ddb3f27764307ffa504240

on September 24, 2011
at 12:12 AM

I was diagnosed with alcoholic gastritis during my post-divorce wilding period. It was godawful, I felt like I'd been gut shot. My doctor put me on an antibiotic and an antacid (which I think was just prescription Prilosec), and I had to quit drinking.

De65560c40ddb3f27764307ffa504240

on September 24, 2011
at 04:22 AM

I think it took 6-8 weeks before I felt human again and could deal with spicy food without walking around clutching my midsection. I didn't drink for quite a while afterwards and still drink very, very rarely. I've had ferrets with the mustelid form of helicobacter and have a new appreciation for what the little guys go through. :(

62c5ce1936ead8fbe50021a42d61def0

(115)

on September 24, 2011
at 04:13 AM

How long did it take for your stomach to heal?

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De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on September 23, 2011
at 11:52 PM

If the endoscopy is negative, then it could also be Gastroparesis. I was diagnosed in early 2009.

62c5ce1936ead8fbe50021a42d61def0

(115)

on September 24, 2011
at 04:14 AM

I just looked up your condition, so how do you eat/live with Gastroparesis? Do you just take lots of digestive enzymes and eat small meals? I'm assuming going Paleo helped you?

20728624e1e13817fbac4e2e5249fb3a

(144)

on September 25, 2011
at 04:57 AM

Domperidone is often used in addition I have found an Ayurvedic supplement that has been helpful DIVYA GASHAR CHOORNA. I am also working with an integrative medical doctor and an integrative doctor who are helping me detox and rid my system of bugs and other things :)

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