Thanks for your reply Larry - it's good to know there are people out there who understand and who I can talk to :) I am seeing my friends tonight and will explain it as you suggest. I didn't want to go into lots of detail in case they think I am infectious!<quoted text>
I hope that you are doing ok as of this writing.
I have had the gastroscopy twice in the past few months. The procedure itself is quick. Other than dealing with this H Pylori, do you have digistive issues? Tell your friends that you are dealing with digistive issues so you need to be good and figure out what is going on, I am sure they will understand.
Let us know how you are doing.
I don't think I have other digestive issues - I went to the doctor with a dry cough and she suggested acid reflux might be the cause. That was when I remembered that I, more and more often, needed to drink milk for indigestion purposes. However I thought it was just normal as you get older or because I was overdoing it. I used to get really bad indigestion with my two pregnancies. I felt so much better on omeprazole - all my symptoms disappeared. Am on the last day of the antibiotics today - got a bit of stomach pain which I haven't had so far....I am wondering where I contracted it and whether I should get my family tested? I was in Egypt five years ago and very ill there with food poisoning from eating salad washed in Nile water - yeuchy! I had avoided all the water and brushed my teeth carefully, kept my mouth closed in the shower, etc but totally forgot about the salad! How stupid. This may mean I have had it for five years I guess?
Hello to everyone else - hope everyone is improving and it's so good to hear your stories, especially the recovering ones.:)