I underwent endoscopy and biopsy and have been diagnosed with non-H pyroli chronic gastritis and intestinal metaplasia. Regarding intestinal metaplasia, my doctor has suggested that there is nothing to worry about and check the status every two years. Gastritis has always been there for five years.
Currently, I am taking the tablet Rabeprazpole for gastritis. I was prescribed a course for one and a half months. Now, it is one month since I am taking the tablet. I take 20 mg daily once in the morning, half an hour before food. I have taken tablet Zantac for the past four years. Initially, it helped but not this year. I have side effects like bowel movements right after a big meal, a burning sensation in the throat, blurry eyes, light sensitivity, and instability in my head due to the tablet Rabeprazole. I have bloating, nausea, excessive gas, burping, heartburn, a huge throat lump, and discomfort.
I also developed severe anxiety after diagnosing intestinal metaplasia and got two panic attacks. I believe that the tablet Rabeprazole is triggering panic attacks. I would like to try natural supplements like Slippery Elm once I am done with my current medications. I would like to know if I should take probiotics and digestive enzymes, as they are doing more good for people with excessive acid problems.