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Re: H Pylori symptoms and treatment

Post by SJ66 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:51 pm

Hello again, Helico_expert

Thanks for your reply. Looks like I’m going to have to trial my regime and keep you updated. I’m hoping for a miracle for all of us intolerant to the Prazoles!

Just a further update: I decided to go to my doctor today and plead my case to issue me with an additional week of antibiotics! So that means I am now on a 14-day regime (instead of 7). 10 more days to go!!!

H2Blocker + Amox + Metro + Bismuth

Doctor said I’m doing everything I can to eradicate the HP. Now have to see if it all works.

I’ll endeavor to give feedback on how my treatment is going and any new info I get.

Thanks for being there and responding to my endless questions.

SJ

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Re: H Pylori symptoms and treatment

Post by Helico_expert » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:46 am

No worries and all the best to your treatment. Looking forward to seeing your treatment outcome.

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Re: H Pylori symptoms and treatment

Post by SJ66 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:01 pm

Hello again, Helico_expert

Have been doing more thinking! I’m on day 6 of my treatment which is:

Ranitidine 1 150mg x 2 per day
Amoxicillin 2 500mg x 2 per day
Metronidazole 1 400mg x 2 per day
Pepto Bismol 30ml (525mg) x 4 per day

I am going to do an extra week of treatment, as discussed with my doctor (totaling 14 days). However, In order to get maximum effect, I’m wondering if I should switch Ranitidine for Lansoprazole 30mg in the morning for the next 8 days.

2 times before I tried Lansoprazole and had terrible side effects!!! BUT, the meds above are hell anyway (headaches, really bad nausea, low appetite) so thinking just put up with the adverse effects of Lansoprazole for 8 days and try to knock the H Pylori out of my system?

Opinion and advice would be very much appreciated.

Thanks, again.

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Re: H Pylori symptoms and treatment

Post by Helico_expert » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:34 pm

it will be totally up to you. If you think you can tolerate the side effect of lansoprazole, you can switch it. alternatively, you can switch to rabeprazole.

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Re: H Pylori symptoms and treatment

Post by SJ66 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:39 pm

Thanks Helico_expert

Couldn’t get to see my doctor to chat about PPI/H2blocker so visited my trusted Pharmacist who said to not change any of my treatment now and just do everything I was doing with the 2 kinds of antibiotics, Pepto, h2blocker for the total of 14 days.

So, I’m almost done with day 10 treatment (4 more days to go). Obviously, I have absolutely no idea if the HP will be eradicated!!

Can you tell me/advise about HP being contagious? Many conflicting reports. Some people are saying the whole family plus animals (dogs) need to be treated in order to eradicate and stop reinfection! OMG! This would be a total nightmare. They’re saying my treatment is useless unless everyone in the House is treated at the same time. Please could you comment? Thanks so much.

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Re: H Pylori symptoms and treatment

Post by Helico_expert » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:46 pm

The animals dont have to be treated. But you must be aware they can be a potential carrier. The way the constantly kissing each other's bum, there is no way to prevent true reinfection among themselves. So, sharing food with pet is not a good idea. They dont just spread H. pylori. Pets can spread more deadly pathogen than H. pylori.

Among family members under the same roof (excluding children), it is best to have them tested and treated (if positive). Although spread among adults are low, but daily exposure and contacts increase chances of spread. Nevertheless, if you get everyone under the same roof to watch their hygiene, especially the one who is preparing the food, then the chance of spread can be minimum.

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