This is as good a place as any to discuss H pylori bacteria that causes 85% of ulcers.
After being diagnosed, then the triple therapy is the treatment.
Some people do have problems because the antibiotics are strong and they can cause gastritis. But many people have no problem with the treatment and do just fine!!
What sort of symptoms do you now have? Do you have ulcers with pain?
Oh ok. I did, i saw the pictures, he did a biopsy of the stomach. Prior to that i had blood done that was + for H pylori and then the biopsy result stated that again. so i guess that's why i was put on this. Well as long as i don't lose weight i'll be fine. I am already too skinny for 5'9, just 140lbs male almost 28
Breath test and endoscopic biopsy are the two ways to test for active infection. Blood test looks for antibodies which will be present for many years after the infection.
From the level of antibodies though some evidence can be gleaned about whether it is an active infection but it's not definitive.
I'm surprised metronidazole (Flagyl) wasn't part of the regimen but there are a handful of different combos that doctors choose from...some HIDEOUSLY expensive. Yours sounds reasonable. Maybe Flagyl isn't so populare anymore.
Probably the most obnoxious side effects will be rather extreme diarrhea.
They really are a continuum of contiditons and H.pylorii can cause both gastritis and duodenitis and these longstanding irritations eventually resolve into the sores that are commonly called ulcers.
I think that after a course of triple (or quadruple) H.pylorii antibiotic treatment, that if gastritis remains, it is a probable sign that the bugs weren't completely eradicated. That occurs in a sizeable number and then a course of DIFFERENT antibiotics must be used.
When done with an antibiotic therapy you really MUST be tested by breath test or biopsy to make sure the infection was eradicated. (Your blood will ALWAYS remain positive for antibodies.)
To replace the flora in the digestive tract that is slaughtered by the antibiotics, some daily kefir or other probiotic may get the plumbing working right again. Some people recommend taking it DURING the treatment but I am always afraid that adding bacteria might "use up" a lot of the antibiotic and interfere with its job or eradicating the infecting agent.