Gastritis

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What is gastritis?

Gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. It may be come on suddenly (acute gastritis) or may be a chronic inflammation that persists for a long time.

Common symptoms reported by people with 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 gastritis

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

(Protonix)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
gastritis (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
gastritis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
pain (15) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
gastritis (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
depressed mood (10) anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
gastritis (10) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)

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

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

(Protonix)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastritis (8 evaluations)
Side effects
bacterial overgrowth syndrome chronic diarrhea 8 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
gastritis (25)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastritis (11 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea abdominal bloating 14 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
gastritis (20)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness constant tiredness 11 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
pain (15) anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zantac 150)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastritis (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
gastritis (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal cramps anxious mood 4 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
depressed mood (10) anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastritis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea withdrawal effects with missed dose
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
gastritis (10) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (10 evaluations)
Side effects
bipolar depressive episodes dizziness 2 more
Total evaluations
10
Tried for
anxious mood (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
cold sweat dizziness and feeling faint 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
blackouts drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 112
30s 226
40s 192
50s 187
60s 98
70+ 25
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 91
20-29 years 89
30-39 years 64
40-49 years 56
50-59 years 23
60-69 years 9
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 221
Female 632

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 413
Not Diagnosed 52

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