I had a laparoscopy at the beginning of March to remove a chocolate cyst and free up adhesions. I then took ibubrofen for 3 weeks every day 3 times a day with food for postoperative pain. I had taken it on and off before for pain but it is not my regular pain killer. I usually take co-codamol so am surprised that I now have gastritis. Apparently, it can happen after surgery.
I have had gastritis for last 2 weeks. I had also been doing an elimination diet to find out if I had food intolerances and when I re-introduced yoghurt all the symptoms of gastritis came on; feeling really ill with belching, heartburn, indigestion, coughing, and having problems lying down to sleep because of acid reflux. So I am wondering whether I have an intolerance to yoghurt/milk. My doctor told me to drink milk to line my stomach and help it heal. Also, I have been given omeprazole (PPI) to stop me producing so much acid for 4 weeks and to take gaviscon too. Although, the gaviscon has made me very constipated - really not helping the whole situation.
I have been taking the omeprazole for two days but I really don't want to continue as I am scared of becoming dependent on them and other possible side effects. Is it easy to come off them. I have read that it can be very difficult to come off them. Also, I don't know whether to drink milk or not? I don't want to make it worse. I am wondering whether it would be better to try natural remedies to cure it. Are aloe vera and slippery elm good for this?
Feeling so alone and miserable with it and not knowing what to do. Has anyone had gastritis or similar symptoms due to ibubrofen/NSAIDS. How did you get better?