I have been a vegetarian (with milk) for the last 4.5 years, and have been suffering from chronic gastritis/acid reflux for the last 3 years. I am given rabeprazole, pantoprazole, omeprazole sometimes with domperidone for that. As long as I take these I am more or less ok, but as soon as the course is over, I gradually start having acid reflux, then fullness in the right upper abdomen, and then severe pain there. My diet on the whole avoids spice; and the average gap between foods is 3hours. 4 years back I had an anxiety/depression disorder and was treated with clonazepam 0.25mg for a year, with escitalopram oxalate for 1.5months. Now I am ok. But if an apprehension occurs, I (together with my father) am always more likely to be anxious/depressed than others are. What might be the cause of the recurring acidity/gastritis problem, and is there a complete cure? Thanks in advance.
Hello, firstly... do you have a hiatal hernia, are you overweight, do you drink alcohol more than 3 times per week, or do you know if you have an ulcer in your stomach? All of this can cause the reflux you describe. Sometimes people get reflux when they have TOO LITTLE acid in their stomach. This can be helped by swallowing a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. See if it helps. Try it gradually, and if it does not cause more reflux you can try a tablespoon daily or before meals. It is very important however to rule out hiatal hernia and ulcer first. If you are overweight, this is also something to manage. Good luck!
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