Autoimmune atrophic gastritis

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What is autoimmune atrophic gastritis?

Autoimmune atrophic gastritis is characterized by megaloblastic anemia, anorexia with weight loss, neurologic changes such as numbness and paresthesias. Treatment usually focuses on vitamin B-12 replacement to prevent problems with pernicious anemia.

Common symptoms reported by people with autoimmune atrophic gastritis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with autoimmune atrophic gastritis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Marinol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deplin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Vitamin B12)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with autoimmune atrophic gastritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with autoimmune atrophic gastritis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Marinol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea excess saliva 1 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deplin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycontin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Inderal)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Vitamin B12)
Perceived effectiveness
for autoimmune atrophic gastritis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with autoimmune atrophic gastritis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has autoimmune atrophic gastritis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 4
40s 11
50s 6
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 21

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from autoimmune atrophic gastritis patients who have completed their condition history
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