I am a 39 years old male from Switzerland. My Helicobacter Pylori story started by the end of January 2018. I was feeling bloated and my intestines were very noisy. I was not thinking much about it. I thought, I eaten something that wasn't good and that it would go away. I also had a slight pressure in my chest, but it was not a pain yet and I didn't think much about it.
Well, none of the symptoms away. In February and March I had a lot of flatulence, noisy intestines and burping. By the end of march I had pain in my stomach and I was feeling a pressing pain in my chest. At this moment, I've decided to see a doctor, but as it was not clear to me with what I'm dealing here, I've went first to my family doctor. The doctor prescribed me to take PPI for a week, but it did not help at all. Also I was only able to eat steamed vegetables. If I would eat something like meat, I would have stomach pain and diarrhea within 30 minutes.
My family doctor sent me then to a gastroenterologist. He performed stomach reflection and he saw a light gastritis in my stomach. The sample he took out my stomach showed a helicobacter pylori infection.
Back at my family doctor, I was treated with antibiotics and PPI:
- 7 days with 1000mg Amoxicillin, 500mg Clarithromycin, Esomeprazol 40mg (morning and evening)
- 7 days Esomeprazol 40mg (only in the morning)
A week after the treatment with antibiotics and PPI was finished, I went on holidays. During my holidays I've made a stool test at a labratory (that was almost 3 weeks after the medication was finished). The stool test was luckily negative, but I have my doubts if I didn't test too early.
Even the treatment was officially finished, I still had some symptoms: Pain in my chest and burping. As it was not often, I was taking a Talcid once in a while.
One of my close relatives is a doctor. I've visited him during my holidays in June and he prescribed me to take Lansoprol (Lansoprazol) 30mg once a day for 1.5 months. This 1.5 months were really interesting. I've felt things in my body, I was not aware of. To summarize, the pain in my chest went away and also the burning in stomach I've had once in a while. But in the last 3 weeks of the treatment my intestines were noisy again, but mostly in the evening and also not that loud like in February. Also my stool and flatulence was very smelly (like in February). A few days before I took the last pill, a mild nausea started.
I've taken the last Lansoprazol a little bit more than a week ago. My biggest problem now is, that I feel nausea. I'm more or less okay in the morning, but it comes and goes during the day. My stool is better, but not perfect. Also my intestines are making small noises once in a while.
As the gastroenterologist I've went first does not accept direct patients, I've made an appointment with a different gastroenterologist. The appointment is in September (4 weeks after the last pill) and he will perform a breath test on me.
As mentioned, I'm better now, but the nausea is really annoying. Did anybody had similar nausea symptoms? Somehow I've got the feeling, that Helicobacter Pylori was not completely eridated.