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I've been ill now for 12 weeks and kept having attacks at

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Hello I've been ill now for 12 weeks and kept having attacks at night reacting to foods etc. I caught gastroenteritis I'm June on top of bring ill and went on a low histamine diet. They also found parasites so in my stupidity went into metrodinazole and has a huge reaction to it and was very ill. I ended up not being able to even drink water. I ended up in hospital and had an endoscopy. They found I had a hiatus hernia and gastritis. I am now on lanzaprozole nearly 2 days and rantidine but still can hardly eat anything and can only sip water or all the acid problems come back I also still have stomach pain. How long dies it take to heal gastritis abd is it worth trying a very mild probiotic. I'm so did cared of trying anything. Thank you I've also lost 2 abd half stone in 12 weeks Regards Michelle
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: Eating really
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have no gallbladder taken out in 2010
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

Do you have any persisting heartburn, diarrhea/constipation, nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, bloating, gas, tenderness on abdomen?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
but also dizziness as well it affects my vision only got constipation cos I'm not really eating that much
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.


Lansoprazole can take almost 5-7 days to resolve gastritis. You may consider taking Mylanta too with it which may give you immediate relief.

Probiotic would definitely help you, so you may start it.

You may gradually increase the following;

1) Gatorade / Pedialyte

2) Plenty of fluids

3) banana, rice, applesauce, toast. vegetable broths / vegetable soups, coconut water also can help.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Is gastritis normally so painful and cant drink or eat properly or is the hiatis hernia also causing problems.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 month ago.

It is primarily the gastritis which is causing pain, which is significantly painful condition.

Hiatus hernia contribute to the pain.

Following measures are recommended;

1) antacids; Maalox, mylanta

2) acid blocker; Lansoprazole

3) loosing weight, if overweight.

4) avoiding alcohol, citrus fruits and juices, chocolate, and tomato based products

5) avoiding large meals. Eat 5 small meals in a day.

6) wait three hours after the meal before you sleep.

7) elevate head end of the bed by 8 inches.

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