completed 14 days of triple therapy. What Now?

The most popular treatments consist of two antibiotics (one of which is usually clarithromycin) plus a strong acid blocker such as omeprazole (PriLosec, Nexium, Somac, Zoton, etc.). Treatment is for 7-10 days. Cure rate is about 85%

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completed 14 days of triple therapy. What Now?

Post by pklale » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:25 pm

I am currently in Turkey where I was diagnosed with a stomach infection due to Helicobacter Pylori.

I have just completed my last day of the 14 triple therapy Clarithromycin 500mg; Lansoprazol 30mg; Amoxcillin 1000mg. ( I still have bloating, constipation and slight stomach pain)

I have no idea what I need to do now? How soon should I go to see the doctor? I'm completely lost???

Please advise.... :? :cry:

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Re: completed 14 days of triple therapy. What Now?

Post by Helico_expert » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:08 am

you need to give time for your stomach to heal. if symptoms like reflux and pain still on going, you can ask your doctor to give you some ranitidine. a month later, do a follow up checkup to make sure H. pylori is eradicated.

It is very important to know if H. pylori still present. Otherwise, you'll be waiting for nothing.

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Re: completed 14 days of triple therapy. What Now?

Post by pklale » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:03 pm

Thanks for your reply. I never had reflux, but alot of bloating, fatigue, zero appetite, no desire to do anything, and constipation.

I haven't passed stool for 4 days now, and I feel awfully bloated. I've tried massage, acupressure points, and bicarbonate of soda all to no avail.
I've also been drinking at least 3 litres of water each day.

I can't eat anything. Do you have any suggestions please as to what I can do to relieve the constipation without aggravating H.Pylori, just in case it's still alive inside me?

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Re: completed 14 days of triple therapy. What Now?

Post by Lenochka » Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:06 pm

Try to take some probiotics.

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Re: completed 14 days of triple therapy. What Now?

Post by Helico_expert » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:45 am

probiotic is a good idea.

problem like constipation will gradually be better when your microbiota is balanced.

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Re: completed 14 days of triple therapy. What Now?

Post by pklale » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:43 pm

ok good. Thanks. I will get on the Kefir!

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