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

Nov 25, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Seattle Times

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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Alan Belmont

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If you test positive for H Pylori it is well worth taking the antibiotic eradication. I did it for about a week; taking two different antibotics - it was no big deal. I didnt have ulcer symptoms but h pylori has been associated with stomach cancer (and a few other things). It is worth testing if you doctor doesnt do it try www.checkmybody.co.uk for a simple home test and if positive get the treatment.
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Alan it is definitely everyone's best chance to take antibiotics to get rid of H pylori And to do it quickly as well Patsy
Susan

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Jan 7, 2008
 
Alan Belmont wrote:
If you test positive for H Pylori it is well worth taking the antibiotic eradication. I did it for about a week; taking two different antibotics - it was no big deal. I didnt have ulcer symptoms but h pylori has been associated with stomach cancer (and a few other things). It is worth testing if you doctor doesnt do it try www.checkmybody.co.uk for a simple home test and if positive get the treatment.
Alan - I understand that this antibiotic therapy treatment is very evasive and has many side effects. To the extent that most people can't stay on the treatment for 2 weeks. Did you have any side effects?
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Jan 7, 2008
 
Patsy wrote:
Alan it is definitely everyone's best chance to take antibiotics to get rid of H pylori And to do it quickly as well Patsy
Patsy - did you have any side effects from the antibiotic treatment?

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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.
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I tried prevpac and had to go to the emergency room for horrible side effects.

Since: Apr 07

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Jan 11, 2008
 
what kind of side effects did you have alicia?
Michelle

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Lance in north east Uk wrote:
what kind of side effects did you have alicia?
Hi I am on these antibiotics for helibactor pylori at the moment and the only side effect so far I have noticed is a chemical taste on my tongue kinda like nail varnich remover if you get that taste.
lori

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May 26, 2008
 
After your treatment how long did it take you to feel well? I am on day 6 of treatment and still feel bad. Can anyone please help me know when I can expect to feel better.. PLEASE !!!!
lori

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May 26, 2008
 
Alan Belmont wrote:
If you test positive for H Pylori it is well worth taking the antibiotic eradication. I did it for about a week; taking two different antibotics - it was no big deal. I didnt have ulcer symptoms but h pylori has been associated with stomach cancer (and a few other things). It is worth testing if you doctor doesnt do it try www.checkmybody.co.uk for a simple home test and if positive get the treatment.


When did you start to feel better?
Recent Pylorian

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lori wrote:
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When did you start to feel better?
With prev pac the antibiotics are hard on your stomach. At first when you take them, you have 4 things tearing you up. The bacteria (or ulcer in some cases), the overproduction of stomach acid, and 2 separate antibiotics because HP is resistant to some. It's all about the stomach acid. Don't drink cokes, eat candy or drink juice and you will feel better faster. Anything that promotes stomach acid helps these little guys thrive. You wont feel better until the proton pump inhibitor shuts down stomach acid production enough to get rid of the gnawing pain.. you still have to stomach the antibiotics though, but I find it's a different type of pain and not near as bad as what I was expierencing from the bacteria.. you wont be fully feeling ok until after the treatment, nobody feels normal on any antibiotics. Just hang in there, don't stop treatment as it makes the bacteria stronger.
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Jun 17, 2008
 
I am nealy finished the treatment for H.Pylori. I have been feeling so unwell for about 3 years now.....bad breath, nausia, brain fog, hot&cold, dizzyness, tired, aching bones, eye floters etc. I have been getting sinus symptons and got cat scan to check this. It wasn't sinus pressure so they sent me for a endoscopy and took a biopsy from my stomach and found I had H.P. They call it the silent bacteria cause not everyone get symptoms, but I did. I still feel a little sick but hoping that when I finish treatment I will feel a lot better. I say it will be a few weeks cause my stomach will have to get back to normal.
Awaiting

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Jul 8, 2008
 
I have taken the Prevpac for 9 days and am feeling much better. I had a few hives, but did not give up the meds after talking with my doctor. Also, I too have had the metal taste in my mouth, but I'd much rather have that taste than what I have dealt with the past 7 years. I am thankful to the nurse practitioner who suggested I be checked for this bacteria.

This bacteria can be dormant for years. My doctor suggested I may have had it since I was a child - I'm nearing 50. Not all children wash their hands as well as others. A child goes to the bathroom, doesn't wash their hands, plays with a ball at recess with the rest of the children. The bacteria is then passed on. To the best of my knowledge and I have read quite a bit about this because I too am a fanatic about cleanliness, it doesn't seem to be transmitted by animals. How many people get lemon in their tea or water? Recent reports show most lemons to be a transmitter of fecal matter... yuck. I do not take lemons in anything now.
HetaSota

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Jan 13, 2009
 
I finished my triple therapy. Side effects were very mild. I did not get much side effects becasue I took two types of pro-biotics. Just thought of sharing this.
amy king

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Feb 26, 2009
 
've been suffering with it for a year and have had all sorts of symptoms that didn't add up. A week after starting the following treatments (feel free to find the links on my blog to medical journal documentation - www dot amyking dot org), I am feeling MUCH much better. Mind you, you cannot eat as usual. No sugar, except from the Manuka honey. Easily digestible foods at all times. Chicken stock and veggies is a standard --
ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR H PYLORI found:

http://amyking.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/im-so ...
Good luck!
Pattie -Florida

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Apr 16, 2009
 
I have been diagnosed with Hp. I have been having stomach trouble for years now, I have cists, overie problems and now HP. On my 3rd day of treatment , and scared that it may be a early sign of stomach cancer and the DR.S are not telling me,has anyone else had thiese feelings. IM going next week for the cists to be removed and will not have any kids to all of this. I just was wondering if anyone has gotten worse ofter all of this.
lynn

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Apr 28, 2009
 
just wondering if its better to take the all in one pill or seperate prescriptions? it would be easier to take one but with my insurance cheaper to take three.
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May 13, 2009
 
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...
StaceyLeigh

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May 29, 2009
 
I find it truly interesting that I was having these symptoms in my mind that were just not adding up...I have had cancer, and so whenever I feel really terrible, I think that it is the "c" word again. But after six months of not feeling well, and a violent episode of vomiting, I know I had no choice, whethter it was cancer or not, to go, and get checked. Much to my suprise, another diagnosis that was something out of the ordinary, because it is never ordinary with me...I have H-pylori...I am a germ-a-phobe, so how on god's green earth could I have gotton this..? The answer is, I will never know. All I can do is treat it, and hope to hell that i do not get cancer again...
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'...I don't really understand how people can't 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...'

Lance, different people react differently to different drugs. I stopped the triple antibiotic treatment after 2 days (am now taking DGL, Mastic Gum, Slippery Elm), it made me so sick I even called the doc out in the middle of the night, I seriously thought it was the end! And having survived cancer (with the chemo, radiotherapy and follow-up drugs involved), and hemochromatosis (meaning a pint of blood has to be taken regularly) and a car accident which broke my back, I am no faint heart, believe me!

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