Originally Posted by Narda99
It is now three weeks past my H Pylori antibiotic treatment, although I am still on the bismuth and Nexium, I am still having stomach problems. My doctor says it takes a long while to heal the ulcer even though the bacteria has been eradicated. She says sometimes it can take three months for it to heal. I hate to think of suffering three more months before I feel well. Does this sound right?
Very interesting. I've been off of my triple therapy for a month now (though I was not advised to continue taking a PPI and was never on bismuth) and I feel no difference in my symptoms. I just assumed that it wasn't the H Pylori causing the problems in the first place, but maybe it just takes a while like your doctor said? If I knew with certainty that in two more months my problems would be gone, I could live with the discomfort I've been having. Of course, they never detected if I had an ulcer or gastritis--- mainly because they did the endoscopy and biopsy after i had been on Protonix for 6 weeks-- which can cause false negatives in the testing, according to my doc.
Hang in there and keep asking your doc questions to make sure it's not something else just in case. I actually won't be finding out if my H Pylori is gone for another week, so it's possible mine isn't gone. Do you know if your's was eradicated? Good luck, and keep us posted....