Antibiotics are still the treatment o...

Antibiotics are still the treatment of choice for H. Pylori bacteria

There are 217 comments on the The Seattle Times story from Nov 25, 2007, titled Antibiotics are still the treatment of choice for H. Pylori bacteria. In it, The Seattle Times reports that:

Q: My husband was diagnosed with H. pylori , and his doctor wants to use antibiotics to treat it. via The Seattle Times

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CJW

Auburn, Australia

#233 Feb 25, 2013
MrCKS wrote:
I had an outbreak of Urticaria (Hives) which got progressively worse over several months. Aside from the hives, I was asymptomatic. At first I thought it was allergic, but there was no discernible pattern to the outbreaks. I then went for a series of allergy tests and tested positive to Hp.
I've just finished the 7 Day Triple Therapy (Clarithromycin, Amoxycillin and Omeprazole)- side effects were the metallic taste in the mouth, dry sore throat, and constipation. I did have a little blood in my stools towards the end of the therapy, but I think this is due to inflamed hemorrhoids from the constipation - I'll be monitoring over the next week before notifying the Doc. The hives remained throughout the course of antibiotics, but they are also listed as a side effect of the therapy. I didn't experience any stomach-related problems, or nausea etc.
I've just started on probiotics (Prodophilus) and am due for the Hp breath test in 4 weeks. I am really hoping the hives are related to the Hp infection...
Dear CKS: Are you hive free after doing the triple therapy? I have chronic urticaris for years and just diagnosed for HP and ready to give the therapy s try. Would love to know your progress.
Vincent

Toronto, Canada

#234 Mar 1, 2013
Can someone take antibiotics for H P without positive lab result ? The symptoms are there but i doubt the lab can always find the bacteria.
gareth uk

Dunfermline, UK

#235 Mar 17, 2013
Hi all, have trawled h/p sites looking for a natural cure, had anti biotics of doc, sitting staring at me, TO scared to take.. spent lots of dosh on lotsa stuff, all had a feel good factor on taking but limited sucsess,doh.. On thursday i bit the bullet and started the triple therapy,one week course in uk.Expecting the worst.. now sunday and am flying it,backing up therapy with vit,c + zinc+probiotics and a by the book diet,even if it does not crack it i owed it to ME and family to try, nb. i will follow the natural route on a cure,a last note regards this i can now also ask doc for further help as he now knows i at least gave it a shot( had pills 2 months),Give it a go, why dont ya..
juan

Castries, Saint Lucia

#237 May 20, 2013
i suffer with hp i think i have had it since i was a teenager now i am 33. i took the treatment about two years ago, but i didn't feel better. now i took it again and also its been about two weeks, there's no symptoms yet. i have felt better since. i pray that it doesn't come back. i do have these blemishes which i have never had on my skin. i wonder if anyone have suffered with blemishes. i think i will have to visit the doctor

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#238 May 20, 2013
juan wrote:
i suffer with hp i think i have had it since i was a teenager now i am 33. i took the treatment about two years ago, but i didn't feel better. now i took it again and also its been about two weeks, there's no symptoms yet. i have felt better since. i pray that it doesn't come back. i do have these blemishes which i have never had on my skin. i wonder if anyone have suffered with blemishes. i think i will have to visit the doctor
Are they dark like liver spots?
sharon

Edmonton, Canada

#239 May 22, 2013
Hi
Has any one taken the HP Pac followed by Lansoprazole
If so any side affects
I have just been told I have an ulcer
HPinVA

Sterling Heights, MI

#240 May 22, 2013
juan wrote:
i suffer with hp i think i have had it since i was a teenager now i am 33. i took the treatment about two years ago, but i didn't feel better. now i took it again and also its been about two weeks, there's no symptoms yet. i have felt better since. i pray that it doesn't come back. i do have these blemishes which i have never had on my skin. i wonder if anyone have suffered with blemishes. i think i will have to visit the doctor
I do and never had them before. Not liver spots but a rash down the both sides of my neck and chest. Like small pimples that flare up and calm down but I can't figure out what triggers it to flare up. The dermatologist keeps giving me topical stuff that never really helps. My GP thinks it is a food allergy but I am 38 and have no known food allergies. This rash has been with my about 2 years! About the same time I have had a general unwell feeling. Maybe H pylori related, maybe not!? I never read about blemishes or rashes as being a symptom.
sickofsick

Flower Mound, TX

#241 Jun 11, 2013
Tay wrote:
Thanks everyone.
Did anyone here suffer weight loss with H pylori ?, I lost over two stone since being ill with everything mentioned and having an ulcer. Looking at a photo of myself on facebook just now it makes me sad to see myself like this and not be able to gain weight.
I read on a few websites that H pylori can cause weight loss but I don't really see anyone saying it first hand who is actually suffering from H pylori.
Did anybody here loose weight , eradicate the H pylori and then regain ?.
Thanks for the fast replies guys.
I have had H Pylori for 10 years! I alsays thought I was Hypoglycemic. Until about 2 years ago. I have been trying to find a doctor rhat could help. Finally did and on antibiotics now. My throat is raw and metal taste is there. I was so sick I was also Anemic. Very small amount of large red blood cells... which is.from HP. I felt a little better the very next day. My joints dont hurt, and I have a little energy finally! But I have lost a considerable amount of weight.
sickofsick

Flower Mound, TX

#242 Jun 11, 2013
Tay wrote:
Thanks everyone.
Did anyone here suffer weight loss with H pylori ?, I lost over two stone since being ill with everything mentioned and having an ulcer. Looking at a photo of myself on facebook just now it makes me sad to see myself like this and not be able to gain weight.
I read on a few websites that H pylori can cause weight loss but I don't really see anyone saying it first hand who is actually suffering from H pylori.
Did anybody here loose weight , eradicate the H pylori and then regain ?.
Thanks for the fast replies guys.
YES WEIGHT LOSS MADE MINE THE WORST. I HAD 2 BABIES WHILE HAVING HP AND NEVER GOT SICK. WHEN I LOST ALL THE WEIGHT IS.WHEN IT GOT BSD AGAIN. I THOUGHT I WAD DIEING. AND THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT FIBROMYALGIA. STUPID DOCS
Rob

North Hollywood, CA

#243 Jun 14, 2013
hi my name is Rob I just had to endoscopy and , and it came out negative for H pylori, but my doctor said my stomach looks really red and I have pangastris, Dr also said, that has it really looks like I have a hpylori! that may be the stomach biopsy was wrong, prescribe me medicine to kill the H pylori! been on the medicine for 10 days and I seem to be getting more worse! has anyone ever had i a negative stomach biopsy? and still get treated for the H pylori?
Hannah

Ipswich, UK

#245 Jul 7, 2013
i just got diagnosed with HP, before i got I diagnosed I thought it was, depression, stress, anxiety and excess acid.I'm glad i've found the cause of my symptoms - the symptoms so horrible the worst one is NAUSEA!! I can't function I hate waking up every day to horrible nausea and i've dropped weight and I avoid food because I'm so scared of feeling nauseous. When i eat i feel so full and I have a swollen stomach just inbetween my ribs and that's were the nausea is prevelant the most - should I take the antibiotics? But i'm so scared of all the side effects and the reviews that the antibiotic treatment don't work and it comes back. i've had stomach trouble for 3 years feeling sick every day it's ruined my life and i'm only 19. Someone help/
Tay

Manchester, UK

#246 Jul 7, 2013
My advice , listen to your doctor. I'm 21 and also in the UK , I've had H.pylori for years and have tried every natural treatment you can think of , none of them have worked for me. Do yourself a favour and take the antibiotics , if they don't work then you can try the natural treatments.

I recently tried matula herbal formula ( the apparent 99% certain natural cure for H.pylori ) and it's made no difference whatsoever in my symptoms , if a retest I'll be having on Wednesday is still positive ( which I'm positive it will be ) I'll finally be taking the antibiotics.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do and stay strong , this bacteria isn't taken any where near as seriously as it should be imo , it can cause a huge wide array of symptoms.
Tracy

Lake Charles, LA

#247 Jul 7, 2013
Tay, I pray for you, I have been off meds for 2 wks. today. Still feeling ill, but from what I have read a lot of people stay ill for a while. I guess the bug and meds really do a number on ones system. Hope everybody defeats this horrible bug, as it seems to be wrecking havoc on a lot of people. Stay close to God that is the only thing that is helping me. God Bless, Tracy
Lavender

Adelaide, Australia

#250 Jul 28, 2013
As the triple antibiotics kill good bacteria as well, I took some yoghurt to replenish the good bacteria in my stomach after 1 week medication. Inner health plus can be helpful as well.
Ozlem64

Taren Point, Australia

#251 Jul 30, 2013
Mine is a week treatment. I'm taking 4 tabs in the morning and 4 tabs at night. 1 Klacid, 1 Nexium and 2 Amoxil. Apart from the really horrible bitter taste in my mouth, no other side effects. Doc said I have to put up w it. Anyone else have same??
Jesus

Calgary, Canada

#257 Jan 6, 2014
Lance in north east Uk wrote:
HI, i did the antibiotic treatment for H Pylori and i had no side effects at all. I dont really understand how people cant stick to the treatment regime for two weeks, when u consider some people have taken drugs with side effects for years on end and tolerated them.
Jesus christ this may be the stupidest thing I've read in years. Why do you even bother going on living?
Jesus himself is laughing at you right now.
Jesus

Calgary, Canada

#258 Jan 6, 2014
Lavender wrote:
As the triple antibiotics kill good bacteria as well, I took some yoghurt to replenish the good bacteria in my stomach after 1 week medication. Inner health plus can be helpful as well.
There are many many ways to replenish good bacteria, why kill yourself with dairy?
Stupid stupid people.
ELA

Belmont, CA

#259 Jan 7, 2014
I can t believe so many people struggle with so much health issues and you don t try any plants. Plants won t kill you, antibiotics will , slowly but surely. Ayuverdic plants have been safely used by 5000 years! I am European and I am in United States from 2 years. 2 years ago I was dying now I am almost cured with plants after being screwed up by antibiotics and american incompetent doctors. I am a photographer so I don t sell anything.You are living on one of the most developed countries in the world , you have access to education and you are sitting at home on your lazy butts medical system is stealing away from you your health your money and ultimately your life. YES NEEM IS ONE OF THE MANY PLANTS THAT WORKS IF YOU STOP EATING JUNK FOOD LIKE SCAVANGERS. OTHERWISE THEY WILL NOT WORK. wake up
John

Delray Beach, FL

#260 Jan 12, 2014
I have h pylori and i started taking triple thearpy 2 days ago. Not sure if its the pylori or anti botitics im taking ( pantoparzol 40, amoxocillin 500, clarithromycin 1g) takes been making me feel nauseous all day. I havent been able too eat much either. Any advice?

Since: May 13

Location hidden

#261 Jan 12, 2014
John wrote:
I have h pylori and i started taking triple thearpy 2 days ago. Not sure if its the pylori or anti botitics im taking ( pantoparzol 40, amoxocillin 500, clarithromycin 1g) takes been making me feel nauseous all day. I havent been able too eat much either. Any advice?
Drink lots of water and a Probiotic. Its rough on a gut. Ive been there. Its a struggle and I feel the drs should know more about this bug then what there telling us. Good Luck and God Bless.

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