Helicobacter related health problems

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Smit Dogg
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   Posted 10/29/2012 9:15 PM (GMT -6)   
hello,

I havent posted for a while, I currently have GERD and gastritis issues, which have been ongoing for 18month now. Currently taking 40mg of Omeprazole per day with ranitidine sparingly, as and when needed. Im due a gastroscopy next week, in the mean time the gastro specialist did a helicobacter stool test and found i was positive for the infection. I tested positive for it a year ago and i dont feel as though it has ever gone away if I'm to be honest. Ive also had blood tests and a general medical recently, the first tests of these kinds ive had in 12month.... and there has been a drastic changes in my health. Firstly i found my LDL Cholestrols have shot up and my HDL has dropped a lot in the space of a year, even though my diet is the best it has ever been. Also my blood pressure has gone from 128/88 last year to 147/100 this year. My resting heart rate is now 79 bpm, last year it was 52 bpm.

I am obviously anxious about my health which may be contributing to this, but is there a relation between helicobacter and blood pressure/cholesterol increases?

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

dany1982
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   Posted 10/30/2012 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I had this bacteria a couple of years ago and I did not have these symptoms from It. Maybe is the medicine that you are taking, ppis can have side effects.

Smit Dogg
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   Posted 10/31/2012 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
after doing some research i found this interesting article:

http://www.vrp.com/digestive-health/helicobacter-pyloris-destructive-role-from-alzheimers-to-heart-disease-and-beyond

It explains a lot! Heres hoping I can be cured earlier rather than later, Im getting tired of reflux, stomach pains and the feeling of having a constant fever.

Yolee
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   Posted 11/6/2012 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi smit dogg,
I also have hpylori I was first diagnosed in June and did the triple antibiotic therapy and now had an endoscopy done and I still have it. Did you do the antibiotics? I don't know if I want to again... I mean I know I should but I think that is what caused my gerd issues because I never had any symptoms before all the antibiotics. How are you doing now?
Thanks
Take care always!
Yolee

Smit Dogg
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   Posted 11/7/2012 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Yolee,

I had my gastroscopy yestrerday (not something I'd like to have everyday of the week!!). I have gastritis and ulcers in the stomach and duodenum. I had a coeliacs biopsy - which i get the results from in 3-4weeks - and a h pylori biopsy. The biopsy said i was negative for h pylori , yet my stool sample was a strong positive in all 3 separate tests they did for it apparently. My doctor said for some reason helicobacter biopsies during an endoscopy regular come up as a negative when a patient is positive so they are going on the stool sample.

I've been prescribed triple treatment again and De-Noltab to use after that for 2 months. I'm not convinced another course of antibiotics will work, Or the De-Noltab but I'm giving it one last try.

Lately, I have been looking at alternative medicines, or functional medicines as they're called, such as Mastic Gum, Manuka Honey, Matula Herbal Formula which i wil use if the next course fails, Theyre pretty expensive , but nothing is too expensive where health is concerned, (as long as it works!)

A guy called David Hompes has written a really good book on H Pylori called The H Pylori Diet. It sure is an eye opener. Ive only read about a quarter of it up to now but it is worth purchasing. You can get it from www.h-pylori-symptoms.com. Not going too far into it, but His ideology says the virus is more complex than the average doctor thinks it is, varied symptoms make it hard to diagnose, various strains of helicobacter that all need treating if infected by multiple strains, it doesn't just sit in the stomach but in most parts of the body, it causes collateral damage in other parts of the body particularly the heart, most people with helicobacter symptoms have problems with parasites as well. Also a gluten free and diary free diet will substantially improve symptoms. He believes in functional medicines to cure the illness (he had it himself and cured it this way) and boosting the immune system to make it "bullet proof" to digestive infections and hosts.

Hope this helps,

Smit Dogg.

Post Edited (Smit Dogg) : 11/7/2012 12:39:30 PM (GMT-7)


Yolee
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   Posted 11/8/2012 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow I will definitely look into the book. Is this your second round of antibiotics? I got some manuka honey I am going to try as well with the antibiotics. I did hear about the matula tea but it is really expensive for something that might work.. Thanks smit dogg I hope you get to feeling better and please let me know what helps you get rid of it :-)
Thanks
Take care always!
Yolee

Yolee
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   Posted 11/10/2012 2:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi smit dogg,
Just wanted to share some new great information I have found! All your symptoms can most definitely be from the hpylori. Check out this website amyking.wordpress.com
Thanks
Take care always!
Yolee

Smit Dogg
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   Posted 12/3/2012 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Yolee, Ill have a look at that link.

Ive done the triple treatment again, i wasnt as bad off it this time as i was off the first lot. Metronidozole really messed me up. I still had to take a week off work during the finally few days of the course as i was lethargic/wiped out and malaise so i was useless in the physical job i have!!

Im having a week off before i start the de-noltab (bi****h) as i think my body deserves a little rest from all the meds, Ive also started tapering my dose of omeprazole too, alternating 20mg and 40mg per day this week. Next week i will try 20mg for 2 days and 40mgs for 1 day.

Ive also stocked up on mastic gum and DGL licorice for when i finish the de noltab as i want to come off omeprazole completely, even in the this first week of tapering down my dosage, the undesirable side effects i have off the drug arent as apparent. These side effects include palpitations, increased resting heart rate (it can be between 80bpm - 100bpm) , reddening/veiny eyes and IBS-like symptoms.

Ill post back up mid way through the course of de noltab to let you know how i'm fairing

Thanks

SMit Dogg
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