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Chronic Gastritis but only in Thailand?

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The osmosis water machines here in Thailand are terrible. It is expensive to properly clean and replace the filters on a regular basis. I had the same problems with the machine downstairs on the ground floor...every time I used the water from that machine I had stomach problems. If you do not use bottled water from stores then boil it if it comes out of any osmosis machine or any machine for that matter. After I started boiling the water the problem stopped completely.

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3 minutes ago, DividendGuy said:

The osmosis water machines here in Thailand are terrible. It is expensive to properly clean and replace the filters on a regular basis. I had the same problems with the machine downstairs on the ground floor...every time I used the water from that machine I had stomach problems. If you do not use bottled water from stores then boil it if it comes out of any osmosis machine or any machine for that matter. After I started boiling the water the problem stopped completely.

What symptoms did you have? Diarrhea is very different to gastritis symptoms usually

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Hi Maybe it is the local Kimchi?? I eat it a fair bit and some of it is vile

Best I have found is TOPS original but hard to find in all the TOPS outlets

Make it at home as im sure she would know that its very easy to do

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Just saw this and want to say that I spent 3 days in the hospital for coughing and dehydration do to this issue. Been taking prevacid usually at night before dinner which helps with the drainage and coughing. I'm finding out this is a more common occurrence than I thought. The doctors thought I was from and combination of alcohol (beer), bad air and spicy foods. Have since eliminated 2 of those so waiting to see the long term effects.

 

I will be traveling to the USA in January so it will be interesting to see what the effects are during that stay.

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I lived in South Korea for the past 15 years prior to moving to Thailand this past year.  My stomach is pretty much iron clad when it comes to most things.  That said, in all my travels to Thailand over the years, there is one thing that I have positively isolated that gives me gastritis, San Mig Lite.  I drink beer all the time, found SML to be refreshing, (although not much flavor), in the heat of Thailand, and after a few days of drinking SML for beer it hits me.  Discovered this issue a few years ago and have since had zero issues even with all the shady looking Thai food my wife cooks.

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Don’t drink tap water or for cooking. Lay off the chilis. Eat at home for a while see if that helps., wash fruit and veg. Don’t eat off the street stands. Or maybe your wife has developed an allergy.? I’m much better since avoiding milk. Tho I eat yogurts and kefir. 

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3 hours ago, intheheartoftheheart said:

Thanks again everyone. The amount of sugar in everything here is insane. Worse than Malaysia, even. I do not understand how they are all so thin. 

They are not thin.

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On 11/12/2019 at 8:49 AM, intheheartoftheheart said:

It's a good point, @wgdanson.

 

When we convert it into congee/jook, it's literally the only thing she can digest. That or boiled chicken breast.

 

I guess I am just wondering if there's a well known 'trigger' here that affects people. We've lived on and off in Thailand for years and it is only here that she gets gastritis. 

 

We're young and healthy otherwise. It's just perplexing.

This screams Allergy. Could also be a chemical in the environment or a plant pollen. Food & drink can't be ruled out. It'll likely be unique to her. 

I'm sensitive to TMA in raw fish & allergic to lavender. 

Check for an allergy doctor but its a difficult thing to diagnose. 

 

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@pest Bibigo brand is the only acceptable one for Koreans, but they actually make it in SEA! They add cilantro to it, which is hilarious. Since we are here long term, I actually make it for my wife (with bottled water) so that is helping her a bit. But she's been on a straight-up boiled chicken and bone broth diet for 4 weeks now. It's driving her mad! 

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i had issues with my stomach diarrhea & endless foul farting for the first couple

of years here, it helped to eat yogurt. later on i also found it

help to eat less and drink less beer

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Is she drinking local beer or local sodas?

 

I developed a bad gastritis from Thai soda water and had to stop it completely.

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3 hours ago, Caine said:

Because Thais have no concept or training of food hygiene. 

what racist nonsense

 

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