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On the H.pylorii again. After being cured the ANTIBODIES to H, plyorii remain in the blood (although a skilled practitioner can still make something of their level.) Thus a blood test will always show this "false positive" for some time. HOWEVER, if helicobacter is found on a gastric biopsy, then what they are seeing is the BACTERIA and thus an active infection.
If the second guy found the presence of H.pylorii you still have it, and the THIRD doctor who said don't worry about it is the incompetent one.


Any "allergist" who finds a cornucopia like this:[QUOTE]reactions to beef, dairy, shellfish, peanuts, chocolate along with the dust, weeds, trees, etc. should be viewed with suspicion as your GI clearly does.
Most often "doctors" who come up with laundry lists like this aren't doctors at all but self styled "nutritionists" or "allergists" or "wholistic practioners."

Ignoring the helicobacter infection is akin to a man with one leg complaining that he is having trouble walking and having a doctor tell him that he should cut out dairy!

Something practical to do until you get the H.pylorii stamped out is to take a daily proton pump inhibitor (prilosec, aciphex, prevacid) or the cheaper acid blocker ranitidine (Zantac.) They aren't cures but they will allow your "gastrics" to heal! Then you can tell if it's your heart or your stomach that's acting up.
You know, a high fiber diet will go a long way towards ameliorating the symptoms of that entire list of possible gastic diseases that they are "maybeing." Something like a daily bean or pea soup and a morning dose of psyllium and a bowl of oatmeal. Anyone with colitis of any kind should also consider dropping any unfermented milk products from his diet...or using Lactaid

It's awful that we have to be constrained by the "how much does it cost" barrier. That's the dreadful U.S.health system in operation: you get the care that you can pay for.