I've been through this for years, off and on and I am sure many of you can relate. I had an endoscopy over 2 yrs ago which showed gastritis. Before that, I could take any OTC medication and I was just fine, and then weeks or months later, after stopping meds it would come back. When I was overweight years ago, I thought that was causing it, but been at ideal weight for a few yrs now. hoping the gastritis has not come back, so anyway, it has come up every few months now for about a year or so, and now I've had it since Sat. evening. I've had a few hours of relief most days during the morning and part of the afternoon, then it comes back. Called the nurse earlier, so the doc is calling in a prescription. I used to be on Nexium a long time ago, worked great, had no side effects, so hoping I will be on that again, or at least something I will do fine on. Would like to hear other stories, and what you are on, or have been on that worked well, etc…I have noticed that I have lost about 4 lbs, n the last few weeks without trying. seems to have stabilized for now. I did this about 2 yrs ago, and my doctor said if it was 10 in a month, or so she'd be worried, but for me not to at that point. So this is the same amount of weight loss at that time. My appetite is the same, I don't exercise any more than I have for years, I eat real well, I love to eat, I'm not overly strict with my diet but have a decent one most days. Praying that the weight loss stops. I really want to gain a little. When I was diagnosed 4 yrs ago, I needed to lose 35 lbs. I lost 25 in 3 mnths, and gradually lost the last 10 over many months and my weight settled at a certain number, then I lost 2-3 lbs. and stayed at that number for a very long time, and now again. I can't help but worry a little.
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