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Just wondering if anyone has experienced gastritis along with lupus? I've had an inflamed stomach lining for a while but it only comes every now and then but when I do have it, the pain can get quite bad. It's a Sharp pain just at the top of my stomach and makes me feel like throwing up. I've only started to experience this since I started my steroids last year and wondered whether its part of the lupus (due to the inflammation) or just a coincidence?! The doc reckons its something separate but Im not sure given it came at the same time as my first flare
It can be either. Many of us with Lupus have gastritis, IBS or some other lovely form of gastrointestinal problems. On the other hand, each medicine can affect us differently so I suggest bringing it up to your doctor and seeing what he/she says. Feel better soon!
04-15-2011, 10:37 AM
I have gastritis. I'm told it's part of the IBS. I've read it could be part of the Sarc. Either way, it's another inflammatory processes so it really could be part of Lupus too.
04-16-2011, 05:21 PM
I have been told the same thing as Tgal...could be either/or. Can you get (yet another?lol) medication to help you deal with it?
04-16-2011, 07:19 PM
I was told by my rheumy that gastritis is very common with AI issues. I've been taking a Prilosec every day for two years, as she prescribed.
I've heard bad things about taking too much of those meds, so I tried to get off of them once. The GI problems came back worse, so I've resigned myself to taking it.
thanks guys - yeah i take some tablet to help me with it but i dont take it every day, i can only take a certain type because every other one appears to interact with my blood thinners and stuffs my INR around. Ive been told i need to slow down when im eating haha cant help it when im on the steroids and want to eat everything in site haha.
04-21-2011, 05:17 PM
I have that trouble and a large amount of member's do i was diagnosed with IBS but the tablets did'nt help my system and sometimes when it gets really bad i get a form of bile also, i'm being sent on for a scan the first week in may to see what's actually going on.
If you like me you just get sick and tied of the pain. I do hope you feel abit better tomorrow. xxx
04-21-2011, 06:20 PM
I am having lots of gastric problems but I keep blaming it on the fact that I just had my gall bladder removed. I am wondering if the Lupus is aggravating it.
04-22-2011, 06:38 AM
In addition to SLE, I also have Sjogren's Syndrome. As a result, I don't produce enough saliva to dilute the acid in my stomach which leads to horrible GERD and gastritis. If I don't take a daily dose of Aciphex I'm vomiting bile all day/night, regardless of what I've eaten.
04-27-2011, 06:52 AM
I am having lots of gastric problems but I keep blaming it on the fact that I just had my gall bladder removed. I am wondering if the Lupus is aggravating it.Lupus does cause gastric trouble to the stomach, i'd like to know what it dow cause.LOL
04-27-2011, 06:56 AM
In addition to SLE, I also have Sjogren's Syndrome. As a result, I don't produce enough saliva to dilute the acid in my stomach which leads to horrible GERD and gastritis. If I don't take a daily dose of Aciphex I'm vomiting bile all day/night, regardless of what I've eaten.BonusMom,
I know how you feel about the sjogren's having it myself, making no saliva a dryed out gullet pain while swallowing and i get the bile at night time.
When i told the blood specialist about this lot and what it was causing his question was hows your heart at the moment, getting any chest pain and around your heart i told him yes and asked him why and got no reply. (That totally does my head in)
07-05-2013, 01:41 PM
Hi Everyone, I came in because I may have lupus. My aunt had it and I just googled can gastritis be caused by lupus and it brought me to your site so that I can search it's wealth of imformation! Oops confusing sentence but I just got out of the hospital this morning and went into the ER yesterday. So forgive me =)..I'm happy to be here and hope to meet people and gather information!:embarrassed: