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   Posted 6/26/2014 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello: I have been diagnosed w/gastritis and H-pylori(not reflux, which I know I have) I was treated w/antibiotic for the H-pylori. Stool sample came back negative. At the same time I contracted Thrush from the antibiotic which I took medicine for. I assumed this burning was from that. I started a regimen of Omeprazole @ the same time as the antibiotic to heal the ulcers which the H-pylori caused. When I told my gastro dr. that my mouth was still burning he changed my ppi to something stronger, "Protonix 100 mg, 2 times a day. I have taken 8 doses of this and notice no change in the burning. My primary care doc thinks I still have a yeast infection and has prescribed "Diflucan 100 mg " 1 time a day, I have taken 10 of these and I am still burning.

I might add that I had none of this burning prior to taking the antibiotic and ppi's. Has anyone ever had a reaction to the ppi that could be causing the burning? This reflux thing is very new to me, I just found out since April that I may now have this?

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   Posted 6/26/2014 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi luvflowers,

Welcome to Healing Well! Sorry to hear your struggling with so many GI issues. I know it's frustrating and hard to be patient while things heal.

It does sound as if your gastritis/H-pylori have started a vicious circle that has your body in a downward spiral. I react very badly to antibiotics, and can easily get gastritis from them. Prior to my Nissen surgery, that gastritis would result in increased reflux, and painful esophagitis.

Did you take a medication that you swish in your mouth for your thrush? Having been on antibiotics, it really sounds as if that's the primary cause. There is a condition called "Burning Mouth Syndrome". I'm not saying that's what you're dealing with, but it certainly sounds as if it is what you're dealing with. Here's a link to some information:

I would not think the PPI is what's creating your problem. I understand your frustration, and the reason you're questioning it. Have you been back to your PCP to report on your continued discomfort? That would definitely be a good move...get some guidance and help with this.

Wish I could be more help! I do know one thing from my own experiences with healing gastritis and esophagitis...it requires lots of patience. I don't know why, but GI healing is very slow.

Hang in there!
Best wishes,

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   Posted 6/27/2014 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I began the liquid swisher but the burning got worse. I was switched to a lozenge taken several times a day, it dissolves on the tongue. After 3 weeks it improved but then came back. I was taking Omeprazole w/it. Now my pcp has me on Diflucan a pill taken 1x daily. He says to take the entire batch which is 3 weeks also.

Thank you for your concern and valuable info.
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