I have had IBS for years. For the past 3 weeks though I have been in misery. Very bloated, gassy, painful abdomen. I am 2 1/2 days into the Prevpac and am miserable. It makes my syptoms worse. Also lately I have this intense hunger pain, but I know I'm not really hungry. Sometimes I feel this 10 min. after I've eaten. It is painful. My stomach gurgles and makes noises. about 2 months ago we were in Aruba. I developed a rash there. When I got back and went to dr. he told me it was from high bacteria levels in the pool. I'm wondering if this is where the h pylori came from. I have read so many conflicting stories on this. Whether to treat it or not treat it, causes, treatment plans. Because the prevpac is making me feel worse, I'm wondering if I should even be treating this. I wonder if the h pylori is even what was causing my problems. Can I space out the taking of the 4 pills in the Prevpac or do I HAVE to take all 4 at once. Maybe taking them over a few hours would make a difference. I may give the dr. a call on Monday. Any comments welcome.