I've basically had some version of a stomach ache for two months. It might be gastritis, so I my naturopath ran a (fasting) serum gastrin test a week and a half ago, which I finally got the results of. If I had gastritis the gastrin level should be elevated but mine was actually borderline low. It was 13 and the range was 13-115. So I'm puzzled and thought I'd check with you guys to see if any of you have had a similar situation.
Before the test we were speculating that I had low stomach acid and should be taking HCL to boost it, but now we're not really sure what to think. She is pointing me in the direction of DGL instead. I want to do whatever is going to make it better, I just don't know how to figure out what that would be.
I was actually a little bummed that I didn't get a definitive answer from the test. Partially because I figured if I turned out to have gastritis even though I don't have h pylori, it would be further proof I have the autoimmune version of PA. (Which is another thing I don't have a definitive diagnosis on.)