Anyone have any ideas? Tested positive for h pylori in September so started a week’s course of triple therapy. Now finished them 2 months ago but still feel symptoms with bloated guts after eating and loo with a tight tender feeling. Seem ok in the mornings. I’m getting stressed about it and have a camera test down next week.. also get the odd nervous twitch now an again probably stress again I’m sure. But does anyone know how long these symptoms go on for? Or is it just me .
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I think they should do a biopsy as part of the endoscopy to see if your h pylori has cleared. They found mine in biopsy and did the one week treatment in October. Not see much improvement in symptoms. Really not sure if its h pylori or just the PPI
Wow that’s interesting, so you had this the same time as me. And yet still got symptoms? My guts started to feel bad a year ago. Felt like gas pockets and gripping guts like a washing machine turning at times. Still feel tender bloating in the afternoon and evening after food etc. I was on omeprozole for two months just finished
My troubles started since June this year. I get stomach tighness or pain in upper abdominal. It can get particularly bad if the stomach is empty to have to eat something every few hour otherwise acidity flares up.
I have been on omeprazole 20mg since June but stopped for 12 days before the endoscopy. I have now stepped down to 10mg daily because I have a feeling that PPI has messed up my natural acidity. Ideally would like to come off the medication before end of December
Let us know what they find in your endoscopy. Good luck
Yes will do. I’m due in next Thursday. I’m sure they said about the sample. Hope they don’t find anything else. I’ve good days and bad. My mate had it years ago and took him several months to start to get back to normal. The ppi pills also messed with my stools. I was also on alverine
Did your mate have h pylori?
Yes about 20 years ago now
Ok. My issue is that I was told I have h pylori but the endoscopy revealed no stomach inflammation, gastritis or ulcers. So where are the symptoms coming from if everything is ok inside?
It would be good to know if someone else also had similar situation
Hi, sorry to interrupt conversation but I have this tightness and churning too, gp calling it gastritis due to a four week course of aspirin. But I've had issues with bloating and tightness before which I thought was either ibs or indigestion. I struggle to find the notion to eat dinner. Which probably worries ne which probably makes it worse! Any tips to increase appetite?
Have you been tested for h pylori?
No, it's been mentioned, and the GP is referring me to gastro. It's scares me, as the treatment sounds like it would upset my stomach even more, I'm so sick of feeling like this, Ive lost weight I can't afford to lose. I had a hip replacement 12 weeks ago and it's impacting my recovery 😔
Try to eat smaller but frequent meals like every 3 to 4 hours. I found that helps. Has GP prescribed any PPI
I had been on omeprazole since last November due to other medications in had to take. I stopped it in July but was back on it in September with aspirin. GP told me to stay on it which I did for another 4 weeks, but it didn't work and possibly made me feel worse. I'm on peptac liquid now. I had a hip replacement in September so over the past year I've been on different pain relief medication, maybe it's messed up my insides! .
You can ask your gp to put you on a h2 antagonist like cimetidine or famotidine, whichever is available. You can try that. Eat small amounts, that really helps. I've also lost lots of weight and can't afford to loose more, so I understand your feelings!
Are you still taking omeprazole 20mg daily?
No I’m just going cold turkey. I find that ppi messes with my motions a bit
Oh ok. Good luck. I struggle to get off them because of acid rebound. Also given that I am still having symptoms 6 weeks after eradication therapy I am not sure if the bacteria has been eliminated
Same here. I think from others also I talk to is that it takes a while for it to settle down. I was on ppi for 8 weeks been off now 4 weeks. Do in total it’s been 3 months since I finished my antibiotics and I’m only starting to feel things are going back to normal very slowly
Oh so after antibiotics and ppi course you were on ppi for another 8 weeks?
Did you get any acid rebound symptoms after stopping
Also did your doctor say if you had any ulcer or inflammation caused by h pylori
I started the antibiotics and ppi first week of September. Took the antibiotics for a week the carried on with ppi for 7 weeks after that. Then I had a camera test last week showed no pylori or ulcers. But still bloated at times with the other niggle symptoms etc but getting less and less.Still had lot of symptoms weeks after finishing antibiotics! Reflux yes, just having Rennie trying to avoid chocolate, coffee tomato etc.
If I loose a few pounds I don’t get the reflux, it’s only that I’ve put on a stone plus some since last year
Thanks its reassuring to know that I am not the only one suffering post eradication therapy.
Its now 6 weeks since I completed the course. I have been trying to manage with omeprazole 10mg for the last 4 weeks but I am thinking of going back to 20mg for a week again because of the symptoms.
It feels like the antibiotics course has made things worse than before
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