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Questions about the treatment

Post by Rice » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:20 am

Hello

After 3 months of a strong (sometimes moderate) hunger that appeared whenever it wanted (even after normal meals as lunch and dinner) and to which I had to eat whatever I could to stop it, I did an endoscopy, the biopsy revealed that I have H. Pylori 3 positive and gluten intolerance, and now I'm at my 5th of a 14th days quadruple treatment (12/12h):

1 Pantoprazol 40 mg (1 hour before the others)
1 Amoxicillin 1000 mg
1 Clarithromycin 500 mg (I take it together with Amoxicillon)
2 Metronidazole 250 mg (I take it half hour after the previous two)

So far, the worst contraindication since the 1th day has been insomnia; the metallic taste bothered me the most at the first days but now I'm kinda used to it. Besides this hunger, other symptoms that I had/have include exhaustion, bloating, diziness and burps.

Something that has been helping me fighting this hunger halfway till now is soup; as it is a mix of several vegetables and water and I don't have to chew it (not because of laziness, but because of the hurry to take the hunger away), it became my most important ally in this fight. Besides it, my diet has been bananas, pears, rice, corn crackers, eggs, grilled fish/chicken and turkey steak.

Questions about the treatment:

1 - Is it okay to take the meds with soup as I been doing? As it is a liquid meal, I fear that it doesn't stay that long at the stomach as solid food would and so the pills effect pass unnoticed through the local H. Pylori.

2 - Since I started the treatment I'm noticing that the hunger, when it comes, come stronger as it didn't in many weeks (since I changed my diet to no processed food and gluten free in August) and I find it strange cuz the treatment is to get rid of it. Is it normal to still feel the hunger (even stronger) with the treatment going on? Today (5th day) it was weaker since I took the pills at 9am, but around 8pm it came full force.

Thanks.

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Re: Questions about the treatment

Post by Helico_expert » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:00 am

It is true that when H. pylori is eradicated, your stomach becomes healthier, and your appetite can improve.

It's ok to take the antibiotics with soup.

you are doing great. make sure you finish the tablets. It's ok to take multiple smaller meal.

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Re: Questions about the treatment

Post by Rice » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:35 pm

Thank you for the reply, Helico_expert. I have two other questions:

1 - Is it okay to take Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin pills together as I'm doing? I'm afraid that one may be blocking the other's effect.

2 - When am I suppose to stop feeling these strong hunger pangs? I'm halfway through the treatment (7th day) and they still appear every single day.

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Re: Questions about the treatment

Post by Helico_expert » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:09 pm

you can certainly take amoxicillin and clarithromycin together.

once your stomach is healthy again, you can retrain yourself to have food at certain time. Anyway, it may be a good idea to have smaller meal more frequently.

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