Posted 2/28/2017 9:03 AM (GMT -7)
Dear all, below is a summary of events that have taken place with the hope somebody can help me. I really have reached the end of my tether with this :' (
Details: 31 year old male, normal height and weight, no alcohol, no smoking, no medical conditions.
Oct 15 - Wife and I went to Egypt for holiday, both had diarrhoea for 2 days after meal in a restaurant.
Nov 15 - Wife and I experience severe and painful heartburn for the first time in our lives
Nov 15 - I take H.pylori eradication meds (clarithromycin, amoxicillin and lansoprazole)
Dec 15 - I start omeprazole
Feb 16 - Gastroscopy confirmed gastritis, samples taken and -ve for H.pylori and cultures
Feb 16 - Diet modified
Jul 16 - Stopped omeprazole as heartburn stopped
Dec 16 - Heartburn re-starts
Dec 16 - Started drinking home made kefir milk for 3 weeks then stopped
Jan 17 - Took a course of metronidazole antibiotic
Jan 17 - Still have heartburn and now constant burping, bloating and stomach upset, change in bowel habits
Feb 17 - H.pylori stool test -ve
Feb 17 - Stool test for parasite and cultures normal (-ve for salmonella/shigella/campylobacter/e.coli)
Interestingly my wife's heartburn got better on its own however it does still flare up. I've slightly lost the will now! Does anybody have any words of wisdom?