I was diagnosed with Chronic Gastritis through a biopsy of an Endoscopy recently and had a couple questions. First off, I started having the issue about 7 months ago after a coworker passed away from Pancreatic Cancer. I went through a period of remarkable anxiety and developed a pain in my upper abdomen.
Pain: Fairly Localized just to the left of where the breastbone extends down from the rib cage (just left of the pointy part). It focuses in the gap between the pointy extension of the breastone and the rib cage to the left and is a gnawing pain. Is this similar to anyone else’s pain associated with Gastritis?
Other than the pain, I have been having a lot of gas and have been belching tons whenever I have the pain flareups. I feel like it is mainly driven by my anxiety but want to work on changing my lifestyle to help improve it. Starting Nexium today, but what other recommendations do you guys have?