Originally Posted by aacat2007
That's what exactly we (me and my husband) are going to do. He already scheduled an appointment with a family doc and will request a breath test ( more accurate than blood test?) Has your husband got the result yet? I suspect that mine has the bug b/c he burps a lot more often than normal yet not as much as I do. He doesn't get bothered though. I don't want to go through the antibiotics again. How are you feeling today? Looks like you are finishing the therapy very soon. My appetite is coming back definitely which i am so thankful! The only problem bothering me is still fullness after each meal and I have to make myself burp to release the discomfort. Oh, I feel very thirsty throughout the day!
I'm so glad to talk to another person with this. Yes, I dragged my husband to the clinic on Sat and he is negative, thank goodness. He also burps alot and it bugs the heck out of me, but it must be a 'man' thing I guess lololol.
Today is day 13 , one more day to get thru , and I do feel better. I haven't eaten much in the past 2 weeks and I lost about 10lbs. Oh well, I've been trying to drop that 10lbs for a year now hardy har har. Yesterday I was able to eat 3 pancakes, and I today I just ate a very small turkey sandwich. Finally moving away from soup, but still being VERY careful with the diet. And today is the first day in 3 weeks that I don't have any stomach pain. Hard to say which caused more pain, the H.pylori or the protonix or the antibiotics or a combo of all three! I have cut back on the protonix to just one pill a day today because they do make me feel so tired and my acid is now under control. (and 80mg is high)
Yes, I have been really thirsty too, and its good to drinks LOTS of water, just plain water, it will help to flush the drugs thru your system, thru the kidneys and it also reduces the acid in your stomach too.
I was told to wait 5 days after my last dose of meds and then get a stool test done (yuck) but I will do it, because if it's not clear I will have to switch antibiotics and continue on so I PRAY to god I am negative, oh please please please no more meds. The meds are worse then the disorder !!
I will also start Mastic Gum when I complete the antibiotic therapy , also DGL tabs too. Just want to get my poor tummy back in good shape. I also started probiotics, the good stuff that is in the refrigerator at the health food store. For some reason, I just can't tolerate yogart right now, I love the stuff but I haven't been able to eat it at all with h.pylori , guess its just too hard to digest.
Let me know how you are doing and if I can help in anyway, please post. Oh here is a hint, I was able to eat Edy's fruit pops. The meds left an awful taste in my mouth, started around day 6 or so and I couldn't taste a darn thing, so these were nice, very healthy, low sugar, yada yada.