Still having weird symptoms

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Re: Still having weird symptoms

Post by HelicopterPylaros » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:09 am

I was treated in May 2018 and till August 2018 I was on PPI. AS mentioned, the test was in September 2018. As I understand you correctly, the chance for Helicobacter Pylori is very low. I'm really wondering now what the cause for my symptoms is. To my understanding, the reflux disease is not really a match with my symptoms.

Most likely, the doctor will take a sample out my stomach during the gastroscopy. From your point, does it still make sense to do a breath test anyway?

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Re: Still having weird symptoms

Post by Helico_expert » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:35 pm

If getting another breath test can reassure you, then you should do it. That will help you from thinking about it.

Some symptoms are hard to heal as the damage is already done. You can only control it with PPI.

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Re: Still having weird symptoms

Post by HelicopterPylaros » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:07 pm

Helico_expert wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:35 pm
If getting another breath test can reassure you, then you should do it. That will help you from thinking about it.
You're right. Before the gastroscopy I have to stay two weeks without PPI. This is actually a good oppurtunity for the breath test.
Helico_expert wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:35 pm
Some symptoms are hard to heal as the damage is already done. You can only control it with PPI.
Well, I've read that already many times on the forum. According to the my old gastroenterologist, who made first gastroscopy, I had only a light gastritis. I really don't want to know, what a heavy gastritis feels like.

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Re: Still having weird symptoms

Post by Helico_expert » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:29 am

be positive. you'll be alright.
:)

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Re: Still having weird symptoms

Post by HelicopterPylaros » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:11 pm

I've had today the gastroscopy. Well, looks like that the damage in my stomach, that was done by the Helicobacter Pylori caused gastritis, is healing. Also, the Helicobacter Pylori fast test was negative. So far the good news.

Unfortunately, my stomach is not closing properly and this is causing reflux. I think Helico_expert mentioned somewhere in this forum, that this is not an uncommon damage for Helicobacter Pylori. This has caused Barett’s Esophagus. Luckily, it does not look like dysplasia, but to my understanding, Barett’s Esophagus has to be take seriously.

My gastroenterologist has taken several samples. The pathology will verify if it's (and only) Barett’s Esophagus. Also a proper Helicobacter Pylori test will be also done and also he will verify if a have a fungal infection in my esophagus.

So, the good news, that Helicobacter Pylori will be most likely negative.

For Barett’s Esophagus I have been prescribed with
  • One month Nexium 40 mg, once a day in the morning
  • One month Nexium 20 mg, once a day in the morning
  • One month Nexium 20 mg, every second day in the morning
I did some research today and to my understanding, I have to do only some minor adjustments to my diet. Namely, I will switch to low fat dairy products (milk, sour cream, cheese). Also, I have put something under my headrest, to have the upper part of my body higher during sleep.

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Re: Still having weird symptoms

Post by Helico_expert » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:07 pm

Barrett's esophagus is not easy to heal. Unfortunately PPI seems to be the only treatment for now.
The treatment plan you are prescribed seems good. Let's try out and update us the progress.

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