Digestive enzymes?

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CathyA
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   Posted 10/11/2006 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
   Recently, I've been having a horrible time with upper GI bloating, belching, pressure.    It really started to scare me (feeling like I couldn't breath), and there's nothing like something like that to get me to stop over-eating.  So I'm being good about eating alot less.  But........I also bought some digestive enzymes.  The very first time I took them, I didn't have the bloating after a meal.  It's hard to know if it was the cutting back on food, or the enzymes, but I'm going to take them for awhile.
Anyone else find them to be beneficial, and which of your symptoms did it seem to help?  Thanks.

crazzy1
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   Posted 10/11/2006 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi  I was just diagnosed with H ployri  and my symptoms were bloating ,stomach rumbling
pressure, belching and pain in upper left side  before that I had the D and they told me my gallbladder was bad so that came out and I still had the same pains  and finally after 3 1/2 months they did a upper scope and found it, so be persistant and good luck
 

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 10/11/2006 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
So waht are they doing for the H. pylori?

crazzy1
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   Posted 10/12/2006 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Iam on a acid reducer and take 2 antibiotics one is amoxicllin other is biaxin I take  all 3 at thye same time

lcr319
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   Posted 10/22/2006 8:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had the bloating and inability to breathe easily for almost a year now. I was first told by my primary that I had reflux and they put me on nexium. Then I had severe constipation along with the bloating and inability to breathe followed by chest pain. They put me on zelnorm. Still no change. Started drinking fennel tea to make myself belch and that helped the bloating and breathing, found that suppositories helped the constipation. Changed doctors and went for a colonoscopy. They found nothing wrong. Now they want me to do an endoscopy and a pelvic cat scan. I really think I have h-pylori but they just won't listen. I have noticed when it was difficult to breath due to gas if I ate something with sugar it got better. I also have decreased the size of my meals and lost 85 lbs in the past year. Exercise has helped the bloating a bit as well. Are you having side effects from the antibiotics? Everyone is sure i have ibs but i am really starting to wonder.

pb4
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   Posted 10/23/2006 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I know people with crohns/UC that take digestive enzymes and benefit from them as well, natural digestive enzymes are mangos, pinapples, papya, kiwi, if you cannot tolerate eating these fruits after each meal then a supplement form is suppose to be good.

:)

crazzy1
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   Posted 11/10/2006 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all . I finnished my meds and it has been about 3 weeks and I am getting that same old feeling again, gas ,burping ,pain in the stomach area  Dr. says that the bacteria is gone but didnt check so how does he know?  and the only way he said to find out is to look down in my stomach again I dont think that is true what do you all think?  And get this he said this bacteria is hereditary never heard such a thing ( H ployri)  I think my Dr. is smoking crack LOL!! tongue ! I think I am
going to find me another gastro.

7Lil
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   Posted 11/10/2006 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmmmm... I don't know about H. Pylori being hereditary. I've never heard that, but I'm no expert. Anyway, I'm pretty sure your doc can do a blood test to look for the bacteria. All the GI's I've been to checked for it via blood. It wasn't until I got scoped that they thought they might as well confirm the results, since they were already in there.
Are you taking any probiotics to help replenish your good bacteria that was killed off by the antibiotics? It could help get you feeling better.
Good luck and feel better soon!
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CathyA
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   Posted 11/11/2006 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi cazzy,
I've never heard that h.pylori is hereditary either.
I have heard that once people are treated for h.pylori, they can actually start getting more heartburn than they had before.
I'm thinking you might have GERD, and your symptoms went away because you were on an acid reducer?
I'm wondering if you should just go back on the acid reducer and see if your symptoms go away again.
I know some people are made worse by acid reducers, but I was on aciphex for awhile, and it helped with ALOT of my symptons.........bloating, belching, nausea and diarrhea. I don't know if you are on any hormones, but they caused me alot of GI problems.
And Lil is right.......it's really important for you to build your good bacteria back up again with probiotics.

Mioni
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   Posted 2/6/2009 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello everyone,

I have H pylori (seems is in fashion now.. smilewinkgrin )...I took 2 weeks of prevac-pack ...felt so so good...now i am back with hearburns. I am wondering if my H. pylori is a strain resistant??..

about building the good bacteria back... good idea...what exactly will be that medicine?...like a combination of some sort?.... any specific name?

thanks.


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 2/6/2009 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
You probably need to take a Probiotic like Acidophalous. Everyone seems to have their favorite. Some say yogurt with live cultures will help. I have used Digestive Advantage for IBS and it works as does the DA for gas. My cousing swears by PB8 or something like that but I personally have noticed no difference when I have changed brands. After all those antibiotics you probably do need something. What are you taking for the heartburn? Many people have heartburn without the H. P.

Mioni
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   Posted 2/7/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you so much for your reply. Actually I started yesterday with some good plain nice yogurt. I will look into some probiotics meds immmediately. I wasn't expecting any heartburns at all after eradicating H pylori, but I took some rolaids to "put down the fire"...I guess the doc will test me again and if the bacteria did not leave me, probably will give me something else. I can live with heartburns if the cause is not the bacteria. my fear is that I won't be able to get rid of it...and I will need more antibiotics....I just hope that they will finally take it out of my stomach. the thing is that I saw my mother suffering form this...in those days they didn't know too much about H. pylori...and when she went to the doc was too too late anyway....so I really hate this "bug".

Dagger
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   Posted 2/7/2009 4:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember reading that H. Pylori can be transmitted by kissing. If it can also be transmitted by sharing drinking glasses, food, etc, then I can see someone could say it was "hereditary". When my kids were little, they were always taking bites of my food and vice-versa.

Many people get rebound heartburn after stopping acid reducers. It can last for a while. When I stopped taking Nexium, I had terrible heartburn for about 2 weeks. It was much worse than before I started treatment. After a few weeks, I went back to normal. I had to stop the Nexium because I wasn't digesting my food while taking it. It increased my reflux, but it was undigested food coming back into my throat (and mouth, yuck!).

I found digestive enzymes and probiotics, plus dietary changes to be very helpful with the bloating, burping, and pressure. I'm still working on it but it is better.
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