Im wondering if anyone could give me any advice please.
I had an endoscopy yesterday, it revealed multiple ulcers and oesophagitis. I’ve been put on omeprazole for 8 wks then a repeat endoscopy to see if any improvement.
I thought omeprazole inhibits acid in the stomach but I already have low acid. I’ve asked my GP today that as I tested negative for H pylori could the ulcers be caused by my autoimmune gastritis and if so will omeprazole help me? He wasn’t really able to answer me.
I don’t smoke, I have a good diet so can’t understand why I have them. It seems they have been there for some time, I was getting severe non cardiac chest pain which is why I was referred for endoscopy. I was scared witless but so glad I went.
I was diagnosed with PA 3 yrs ago, Intrinsic factor antibodies test was positive. I’d had PA undiagnosed for many many years so have lots of symptoms. I know I’m one of the lucky ones as my GP is very understanding, after my loading doses I have had injections every 4 wks ever since.
I’m nowt afraid I will be treated as someone with ulcers caused by H Pylori or Campylobacter instead of autoimmune gastritis. I did mention I had PA at my original consultation.
Many thanks. 😀
Sorry for moaning! 😂