PI IBS after Hpylori Eradication

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PI IBS after Hpylori Eradication

Post by bambamjr2013 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:30 am

Went thru Eradication 9/12 still have some ongoing issues and was diagnoses with PI IBS. Prescribed Amitriptyline to help with stomach sending bad signals to brain. Anyone have any advice to help speed up my Recovery or does it take at least a year to heal after such a strong antibiotic regimine?

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Re: PI IBS after Hpylori Eradication

Post by Helico_expert » Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:59 am

IBS is a different story. So is your stomach problem fixed? have you checked if your bug is truly eradicated?

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Re: PI IBS after Hpylori Eradication

Post by bambamjr2013 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:41 am

Yes, Ive had 3 stool samples and Biopsy and was seen by a GI specialist with 55 years under his belt and thats what he diagnosed me with.

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Re: PI IBS after Hpylori Eradication

Post by bambamjr2013 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:06 am

Helico_expert wrote:IBS is a different story. So is your stomach problem fixed? have you checked if your bug is truly eradicated?
As I have stated, 3 stool samples and Biopsy during Endoscopy. And still have stomach issues after Eradication. Do you know why they diagnosed me with PI-IBS then? Do you think they are incorrect?

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Re: PI IBS after Hpylori Eradication

Post by JN13 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:49 am

I'm dealing with the same sort of issue but for not as long a time (so far). Went for a second breath test and am negative for H pylori. I was still having symptoms and physician took all sorts of tests (esp. pancreatic and liver enzymes as well as long list of blood work). All looks good. Yay!

She thinks, however, there could be an underlying IBS problem based on my history but also mentioned "leaky gut syndrome" -- something that traditional medicine has been reluctant to address. We're trying a few things to see if they work.

Doc reminded me that H pylori is a strong bacterium, doing its damage often without symptoms. It takes time to heal from the ravages, and we need to be patient. The problem is: no one in the medical community seems to have a "healing" post-pylori regimen. We have to figure all that out for ourselves.

Good luck.

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Re: PI IBS after Hpylori Eradication

Post by bambamjr2013 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:59 am

Thanks for responding. Im just praying everyday that I can get some relief and healing. I will never take for granted Brain gut axis again. I will be sensitive to my stomach forever and respect the Great things that it does. God Bless

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Re: PI IBS after Hpylori Eradication

Post by Helico_expert » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:37 pm

H. pylori is not the only problem for IBS. It's also a common side effect after antibiotic treatment. The actual reason is unknown. but there is a theory suggesting that all bacteria got wiped out when you take antibiotics and when your normal flora tried to grow back, the bad bacteria dominate before the good bacteria. therefore IBS.

anyway, other area you may investigate is parasite infection and food allergy

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Re: PI IBS after Hpylori Eradication

Post by bambamjr2013 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:59 pm

I have tested for Food Allergies and good in that Prospect. Can you advise me on what and Parasite test I should request. I have been stool tested for them but not sure if there were specific ones looked for. Thank You very much. God bless.

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Re: PI IBS after Hpylori Eradication

Post by Helico_expert » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:10 pm

i am sorry, i cannot advise you more on parasites. You need to ask your specialist. Try the common ones like E histolytica, G intestinalis, Cryptosporidum spp and D fragilis.

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Re: PI IBS after Hpylori Eradication

Post by bambamjr2013 » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:31 am

I will ask my GP. I think they did test for a common Parasite. But I will request further testing. I should feel better but I just feel like something is not right. Thanks for your Advice. God Bless

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