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By lotsadogs Latest Reply 2012-08-09 20:21:27 -0500
Started 2012-08-02 00:29:58 -0500

New here. Diabetic type 2 poorly controlled w insulin. I have severe gastritis diagnosed w endoscopy. 3 weeks of pain and not getting better. I have a test for gastroparesis in a week. I have carafate but haven't tried it yet. Anyone in a similar situation ? Any one medz that helped? I'm on nexium and zantac. Hope to become a regular here. Typing on my phone sucks though. Thanks.

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mystikfairy61 2012-08-09 20:06:57 -0500 Report

Connie, I too was recently diagnosed with T2 in April. I don't have the problems you have with the stomach, but have had problems til within the last wk or so with blood sugar levels not wanting to cooperate. I had to change meds 3 times before I got on one that worked for me. I am here for support or just to chat if you like. Good luck and know the community is here for you!!

ConnieMarie 2012-08-03 11:50:28 -0500 Report

welcome! yeah using your phone can be a downer on here for sure but the people here as amazing! for a while my doc had me on pepcid, then nexium but now i no longer need it. just hang in there & try keeping a journal about what your eating also. i found it helped alot & allowed me to revamp my diet. :)

Young1s 2012-08-03 10:49:52 -0500 Report

Hello Lotsadogs and welcome. While I'm not in your situation, I just wanted to say you are not alone here. And to congratulate you on taking a leap of faith with us. Too often people join our family but are too scared to ask about what is on their minds. I was one of them at first. Now some days you can't get me to shut up. I hope you become a regular her too. Even though you're asking for yourself, you really are helping other here to get the answers they need and to open up themselves. I look forward to getting to know you and learning from you. And hope that you can learn a little from me as well. FYI: I'm Type II as well, going on my first year.

KEC1257 2012-08-02 18:30:04 -0500 Report

I take Prevacid to control my GERD but I find that improved eating habits have helped a lot. Also have Irritable Bowel Syndrome which can be quite painful & am working on identifying trigger foods. I hope your dr. finds a solution for you soon.

CJ55 2012-08-02 11:06:26 -0500 Report

Bty, i do not have ulcers, but i do get a sicky tummy almost daily. The carafate is great.

CJ55 2012-08-02 11:04:26 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. I have been taking Protonix for years. Works better than Zantac or Nexium. However, I also take carafate. It works wonders for my stomach. I take it 2-3 xs a day when my tymmy acts up. That along with the Protonix does a great job for me. Have a wonderful day. :-)

granniesophie 2012-08-03 09:50:45 -0500 Report

This is interesting. I am being scoped next Friday, but I'm going to mention all of this to my gastro doc, since my symptoms are getting weorse, not better, and I'm still losing weight, even though I've not been doing the Bydureon shots in over a month. I can barely eat, and it all feels stuck inside! And my stomach hurts all the time. I wonder…

Nick1962 2012-08-02 08:27:29 -0500 Report

Welcome to the party! I was in a similar situation when first diagnosed. Had to sleep in a chair many nights to keep the GERD at bay, which i was told could lead to gastritis and gastroparesis. As soon as I started getting better control, it went away. If I stray from my diet too far though, it'll try to sneak back up again.

GabbyPA 2012-08-02 18:59:15 -0500 Report

This is how it worked for me as well. I would have heart burn every day and once I changed my diet to being more healthy, that pretty much stopped. Now I only suffer with it on occasion and that is usually when I have eaten too much. I know that is not the same in severity, but being healthy in diet and exercise really did help me out a lot.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-08-02 05:29:23 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. I keep trying to use my phone. Yes, it does have its drawbacks. Sometimes I just give up and wait to post 'old style' from my laptop once I get back to the apartment.

lotsadogs 2012-08-02 05:32:02 -0500 Report

Hi. Pleased to meet you. I'm just happy there's a support community out there. Looks like interesting stuff. -Anne

lotsadogs 2012-08-02 01:26:18 -0500 Report

Carafate is used for ulcers. I'm in a world of pain right now. Both shoulderblades are burning. Nausea etc. Can't eat,so I can't How does your gastroparesis affect you? Thanks for answering BTW.

jayabee52 2012-08-02 20:08:15 -0500 Report

I eat and my food wants to come up again once i have eaten it. It happened this morning with my eggs. Had to swallow again and again before they finally stayed down. Not fun, but fortunately this is the first time in about a month that has happened.

Sorry you are in all that pain right now. Burning shoulderblades = frozen shoulder?

jayabee52 2012-08-02 01:18:06 -0500 Report

Howdy lotsadogs! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

I have intermittent Gastroparesis. Haven't had any medication for it yet. Not serious enough.

What is "carafate"?

Looking forward to hearing more from you

James Baker

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