E. Pylori Bacteria
As for putting you in a holding pattern, it is for YOUR safety. I went through it, not as bad (one round did the trick) as you are going through, but it was a "Better safe than sorry" moment. I did a LOT of reading on the Internet, and hate to admit, I was impressed by the little bugger - Helicobacter pylori - as it can take carbon dioxide and acid, turn it neutral, and happily live in your stomach lining until diagnosed.
Hard question - did you take your meds completely as advised? Talk to your doctors office, they should be happy to discuss this with you, and put your mind at ease. They are NOT punishing you - so remember not to get too upset.
Hang in there!
Brenda : )~
on 11/19/15 10:32 am
Thank you so much for the information! I received a call from my gastric doctor's office this morning and was informed I have this bacteria. I asked what it was and couldn't get an answer but was told to keep taking the medication the doctor prescribed...UHHHH, he didn't prescribe any medication! The office hung up before I had a chance to tell them that fact! Now that I have some idea of what the bacteria is I can try to get better help for it. Thank you for your clarification!
on 5/14/13 9:42 am, edited 5/14/13 9:42 am - vancouver, Canada
I have had stomach / gastro intestinal attacks and general symtoms of bloating, gas, indigestion, acid reflux, flatulence for a number of months.
At first they thought gall bladder.
Finally my doctor told me to purchase a product from Finlandia (health food store) called Tuzen that has 10 billion live lactobacillus plantarum a probiotic strain which is resistant to gastric acis to ensure optimal activity in the intestines. I took the capsule with dinner last night, and woke up this morning for the first time in months and months with NO BLOAT, NO discomfort, feeling half my size through the middle, able to wear my bra without feeling strangled, and even the swelling in my face had gone down.
I have taken 2 more capsules with meals today and feel no gastro intestinal discomfort. No burping, no gas, no bloating, no diahrrea, no constipation, no nausea or vomiting.
I am hoping that my internal flora just needed readjusting and realigning and thus I can avoid specialist appts, another colonoscopy, or anything else scary and get back to work.
I am very hopeful. Try Tuzen - it works 100% for me. The doctor took a blood test to determine if e-pylori is a factor and I will find out in a day or two and get back to this forum with results.
You might talk to your doctor (or better yet a good pharmacist) about whether the antibiotic Flagyl might work to kill of the e. pylori. It is used to kill off the "bad" digestive tract bacteria whenever there is not enough "friendly" bacteria in your tract to keep the baddies in check, which, btw, often happens after our DS surgery .. It works particularly well on those strains even when other antibiotics do not
Frank talk about the DS / "All I ever wanted to be was thin, like that Rolling Stones dude ... "
HW/461 LW/251 GW187 CW/315 (yep, a DS semi-failure - it happens :-( )