Has anyone been diagnosed with H. Pylori?

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    I've been having this sort of burning, gassy feeling in my abdomen for about a month or two. It was never really painful or that noticeable until a week ago. I was in excruciating pain last Friday after eating spaghetti and drinking a beer. Seems like the bacteria caused an ulcer. Well, I was prescribed a Prevpac and that is the worst thing ever. I've taken two doses and now I'm certain I can never take another one. The doctor initially prescribed Zantac 150 until the tests came back positive and that actually had me pain free for a few days. There is this constant pain in my abdomen since starting the Prevpac and I haven't taken a dose since 7 a.m. this morning. Has anyone had any similar experiences with Prevacid, Biaxin or Amoxicillin?
     
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    I've never had it, but I've prescribed it.

    Biaxin in particular can be rather nasty on the GI tract for some people.


    How were you diagnosed with H pylori? Was it by blood test or did you have an endoscopy with biopsy?

    Is the pain that you have with Prevpac different than what you had initially? Like I said before, the pain you have now might just be intolerance to biaxin. I'd suggest you run it by your doc to see if they want to change. Prevacid-Biaxin-Amox is the usual treatment, but there are some other med combination options that you could try.
     
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    The pain with the Prevpac is way worse than the initial pain. It is subsiding now after 15 hours of no meds. I am considering not taking it until I talk to the doctor again. I wish I had known this before I spent over $400 on it. Oh, I was diagnosed through the blood tests. I've still gotta have the endoscopy done but I haven't made the appointment yet.
     
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    You should contact your doc. Don't wait 'til Monday, either.
     
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    It was the Biaxin. Left that pill in the foil pack last night and feel excellent this morning.
     
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    consider a diet and lifestyle change?
     
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    Yes, I have already. There's no telling where the bacteria comes from and many people supposedly live with it with no symptoms. But when I was informed that it may cause cancer is when I became worried.
     
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    you have an stomach ulcer? right?
     
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    o and chill on the cancer thing...hell doctors will tell you everything leads to cancer....they are just covering their asses....
     
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    Yeah, well I haven't had the barium test or the endoscopy yet so it's tentatively diagnosed as an ulcer. I a terribly afraid of cancer after seeing how my dad deteriorated once he was diagnosed with it.
     

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