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Try Again: Need some help and advice please...

The cure of Hp usually requires antibiotics. Other things have been tried and have a weaker effect.

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Try Again: Need some help and advice please...

Post by Laurite13 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:17 am

I think I posted this in the wrong place. Excuse me for reposting but I really need some help and advice as soon as possible.

I had a positive breath test come up for H Pylori and had a colonoscopy and endoscopy that showed severe and chronic gastritis and a high level HP infection found in the tissue biopsies. I have been sick for quite a while but just lately the severe stomach distention, weight gain and fatigue have been extremely bad.

My doctor wants to give me Pylera with Omeprazole for 10 days. I am not opposed to the antibiotics but am VERY scared of the Omeprazole. Besides not being able to comprehend why one would want to lower the stomach acid, I am really worried about some side effects of the PPIs that some people I know had. I have had a history of severe anxiety and worry about having bad panic attacks on this med.

I have got to try and get rid of this infection once and for all but, to be honest, I am scared. My doctor said that the Omeprazole will raise the likelyhood of eradication for I just don't see how this is possible. I am thinking of taking the Pylera without it but would like some advice. I would also like to know if others had serious side effects from their PPI as well.

Thanks so much

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Re: Try Again: Need some help and advice please...

Post by Helico_expert » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:51 pm

I answered in the other post

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Post by Helico_scientist » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:10 pm

Omeprazole is ALWAYS used with the antibiotics for H. pylori eradication. It reduces the acid in the stomach so the antibiotics can work. If you don't take it, the antibiotics won't have any effects. Many people in the world take omeprazole for several months without the antibiotics to help with their symptoms. The side effects are very rare. Usually people are a bit concerned about the side effects from the antibiotics, not omeprazole. And, the side effects only last the time of the treatment, if there is any. I think the anxiety is not helping. Stop reading what people say on internet. When you think about it, people who does not experience side effects are not going on internet to talk about it, so what you read is only from a small amount of people compare to the millions of people whom are completely fine taking this treatment. I understand you are tired but try to relax and think positively. This treatment is here to help you get better and millions of people are glad this treatment exist as it can eradicates this naughty bacteria. So don't worry and give it a try.

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Re: Try Again: Need some help and advice please...

Post by Deela » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:52 pm

Hi Laurite13, i realize its been a long while since your post and not sure if you’re still active on this forum...if yes, could you kindly share your recovery experince...i hope you are fully recovered and healthy!! I am going through some of the symptoms you mentioned. Did you recieve the treatment and follow-up re-test? Has the weight gain stopped? And the bloating? Any advice/experience you can share would be appreciated!

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