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Hello,
My name is Seraphina Rizkallah and like many of you, I was diagnosed with collagenous gastritis. My most prevalent symptoms include unexplained chronic dizziness, extreme fatigue, brain fog, abdominal pain, blurry vision, nausea, indigestion and forgetfulness. Other symptoms I have had when times have gotten rough are fainting, weakness, ringing and blocking of the ears, muscle and joint pain, rashes, flu-like symptoms, loss of vision, migraines, chest pain, shortness of breath and weight loss in a burst.

When I first became ill, I lost hope. From specialist to specialist no one could identify a possible cause for my terrifying and overwhelming symptoms. Every morning I woke up, knowing my day ahead consisted of severe suffering, making me feel lost. Finally thanks to a very diligent gastrointestinal specialist I was diagnosed with CG.However, I was not as happy as I had imagined I would be in getting a diagnosis. I was told that this disease is so rare that we know nothing about it. There are no clear cures or treatment options. That is where the idea for this website came about.

Doctors do not have any information on hand, having to scour through research and patient files to suggest any intervention, which oftentimes is ineffective. Essentially the goal of this website is to share symptoms, successful treatments and compile as much research as possible.

I never want anyone else to feel as lost as I did. I have hope that together we can succeed in helping one another and possibly even start finding new remedies for this disease. Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction can end up being a catalyst in achieving great change and that is my hope for us and this website.

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