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by Helico_expert
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: symptoms just came back, worried about them, need help
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: symptoms just came back, worried about them, need help

he must have his reason to give you 3 months of PPI. So you should follow the instruction. Hopefully your symptoms ease out during the course.
by Helico_expert
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Prevacid and biopsies
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: Prevacid and biopsies

you need to discuss with your doctor first. because he can examine you physically and know your condition if you are suitable to switch to Zantac. Zantac doesnt work as good, you are right. You need to make sure your throat is protected from the acid reflux. So if you cannot switch to Zantac, you pr...
by Helico_expert
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Prevacid and biopsies
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: Prevacid and biopsies

Quick answer. Yes, when you are on PPI, the amount of HP can go down and lead to false negative. However, they should be able to get some hint from histology. So, do you think you can switch your PPI to Ranitidine for a month, then do a breath test? that will tell you if you are currently infected w...
by Helico_expert
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 24
Views: 641

Re: Please can you help - I am confused and worried

Congratulation!
That's a fantastic news to share here.
by Helico_expert
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: My H. Pylori Survival Story -- and Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 49158

Re: My H. Pylori Survival Story -- and Questions

severe reflux, bloating, heart burn and the general stomach discomfort.
by Helico_expert
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: symptoms just came back, worried about them, need help
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: symptoms just came back, worried about them, need help

You'll need to discuss that with your doctor. But in general, you should be able to slowly reduce the dose.
by Helico_expert
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: symptoms just came back, worried about them, need help
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: symptoms just came back, worried about them, need help

it really depends on the damage done. if it is the esophageal sphincter that is damaged, then the healing may take a very long time. esomeprazole, pentoprazole, or rabeprazole are probably better. Because some people has this gene that metabolise omeprazole faster. No data has shown a faster metabol...
by Helico_expert
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: symptoms just came back, worried about them, need help
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: symptoms just came back, worried about them, need help

you are probably the unfortunate one that takes longer time to heal. from my personal experience, i felt great straight away the treatment. but for my assistant, although he felt immediately better after treatment, he wasnt 100%. He was avoiding certain food as they gave him symptoms (milder than be...
by Helico_expert
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Two stages of treatment - and still hurts!
Replies: 15
Views: 6269

Re: Two stages of treatment - and still hurts!

I can only say that if all the tests come back normal, then the problem is beyond current medical advancement. I believe that your stool and breath test are accurate. It's not easy for H. pylori to reinfect you. It's important for you to continue your PPI to protect your throat. So, i think for your...
by Helico_expert
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 24
Views: 641

Re: Please can you help - I am confused and worried

you'll need a month without PPI and antibiotics before you can do the stool test. Do update us your result when you have one.

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