Ceaser06 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Finally been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and psoriatic arthritis after being in chronic pain for nearly a year.  Trouble is I'm not on any pain relief as I also have acute gastritis  and meds seem to make this worse.   What im wondering is  can arthritis affect other organs in your body?   Could this gastritis be caused by my illnesses.   Any suggestions would be appreciated   thanx


  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,156 Championing
    Hi @Ceaser06 - Welcome to the community. I'm sorry to read you are in pain due to OA & psoriatic arthritis. Unfortunately we're just a group of people with varying disorders of our own who couldn't give a medical opinion. The best person to discuss this with would be your GP or rheumatologist.
    There are other ways to cope with pain which your Drs may also recommend. See this link from the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/ways-to-manage-chronic-pain/
    Versus arthritis may also be helpful: https://www.versusarthritis.org/

  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,298 Online Community Programme Lead
    A warm welcome to the community @Ceaser06. Is it of some comfort to finally have a diagnosis? 

    Be sure to take a look at the links @chiarieds provided and I hope you manage to speak with your GP and get an answer to your question about the cause of your gastritis. The NHS page doesn't list arthritis as a potential cause but it does list stressful events and taking painkillers as possible causes. 

    "Possible causes of gastritis

    Gastritis is usually caused by 1 of the following:

    • an H. pylori bacterial infection
    • excessive use of cocaine or alcohol
    • regularly taking aspirin, ibuprofen or other painkillers classed as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) 
    • a stressful event – such as a bad injury or critical illness, or major surgery
    • less commonly, an autoimmune reaction – when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own cells and tissues (in this case, the stomach lining)"
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,528 Championing
    Hi @Ceaser06 and a warm welcome to the community, how are you getting on?