Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori is a bacterial infection found in the stomach. The bacteria thrives in the sticky fluids lining the stomach and can cause ulcer or gastritis. It can recur anytime if one is discovered (via Endoscopy) to have gastritis. Aside from the more invasive CLO testing, one can be confirmed having H. pylori infection also through a positive “Urea Breath Test”.
Having been diagnosed with gastritis almost four years ago, I have had the H. pylori infection twice already and the third one very recently. First was discovered via Endoscopy which I already went through three times and the second was through a Urea Breath Test which I have had twice taken. Each time the result comes positive for H. pylori infection, I was and have been prescribed with strong antibiotics, as is related in the following Facebook Status Post I made. (Kindly click the highlighted date if you want to read the original post.)
My gut is again infected with Helicobacter pylori or H. pylori as shown by the Clo test done as part of the Endoscopy I went through last July 30, 2017.
The report was only seen by Dr. Hatem yesterday and he immediately prescribed antibiotics which I will have to take for 14 days. And there are two types and the strongest dosages ever!
First is the Amoxicillin 500 mgs at two capsules twice a day making it into two grams! Second is Clarithromycin 500 grams capsule twice a day making it into one gram! So in a day I will be taking three grams in all of the antibiotics!
Can you imagine how the strong antibiotics I started taking yesterday are doing to my gut now? Already am suffering with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and regularly defecating up to five times a day and now these antibiotics? Hmmm. . .