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by ChrisJK
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 22
Views: 578

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

Thanks - I have never taken PPI’s and haven’t taken antibiotics for many years.
by ChrisJK
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 22
Views: 578

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

Thanks Helico Expert I spoke with the clinician and they said that the absence of clinical symptoms (as I don’t really have any) plus the clear negative result was good enough to demonstrate that I’m not infected. I am not really having any problems eating any foods. I will monitor the situation and...
by ChrisJK
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 22
Views: 578

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

Thanks Helico Expert. Appreciate the finger prick test is less sensitive than breath or stool but if I’ve never been treated before for HP and not had antibiotics, should I be overly concerned about a false negative? Or is a negative result likely to be hegative. The clinician read the result and sa...
by ChrisJK
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 22
Views: 578

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

Hi Helico Expert I finally took a blood finger prick test at a Health Clinic and and it came back negative. I have no real symptoms at the moment other than minor heartburn if I drink too much coffee. I want to move on with my life and stop obsessing with HP all day, every day. Do you think the chan...
by ChrisJK
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 22
Views: 578

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

As always, thank you so much for your kind assistance, it is very much appreciated.
by ChrisJK
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 22
Views: 578

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

Thank you Helico Expert So just to be clear as I’m trying to make sense of all this and the whole situation is causing me so much anxiety. I went on holiday to Egypt 6 yrs ago, I came home with wartery stools. A few years later I’ve had some mild symptoms which I linked to H Pylori via Google. They ...
by ChrisJK
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 22
Views: 578

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

Hi Helico Expert I read that a test on native Egyptian’s with HP showed significant resistance to metronidazole - does that mean HP acquired in Egypt by a person from England, such as me, would have zero success using metronidazole with say Amoxicillin? or does antibiotic resistance not work like th...
by ChrisJK
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 22
Views: 578

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

Thank you Helico Expert, I really do appreciate your responses and advice.

I very rarely expose to antibiotics.

First of all I need to get tested. I will speak again with my Doctor.

Many thanks

Chris
by ChrisJK
Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 22
Views: 578

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

Many thanks again. I’ve read that the UK first line treatmemt is normally amoxcilin 1g with clarithromycin 500g and a PPI (or something along these lines). The UK National Health Service website states that this gives success in 80-85% of patients. I really hope this is correct as I’m petrified by s...
by ChrisJK
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Please can you help - I am confused and worried
Replies: 22
Views: 578

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

Thank you so much for the response, it is very much appreciated. Two questions if I may: - My doctor takes an age to do anything but I believe I can get a blood test at a local health centre. Will this be good enough? - From reading this forum it would seem that the the likelihood of contracting HP ...

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