Hey everyone, I'm Anelisa and I'm new.
So maybe 3 or 4 years ago I got my first ulcer from H.pylori. I had to take the prev pack and then was fine. A year later I got another from the same bacteria. My doctor found this weird since your immune system is suposed to build up an immunity and fight it off the second time. This time she put me on a 3 day long treatment of many different antibiotics and other weird pills that I don't remember. Again it went away, but I've been having problems on and off ever since. about every 6 months my stomach starts "acting up" again. This would include SHARP cramp pains after I eat and sometimes throughout the day, I sometimes burp up stomach acid and food, and have gas and other related problems. I went to the doc the first time it happened but she said it wasn't an ulcer, and I just needed to take anti acids and such.
So, my question is, What is going on? Is this harmful? It usually lasts 2 to 3 weeks so not too long, and only every 6 months at the very most. Is there something I can do to prevent it? Is there something that will help it when it happens? Does it sound like GERD?
Thank you for any help you can give!