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Do I have H Pylori?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

My tummy troubles have been in high gear these past few weeks. Went to the minor emergency clinic because I was refluxing so bad!! My throat and chest were on fire! I was also belching like a trucker constantly. It's a really embarrassing problem to have. Even the nurses were making fun of me because instead of answering them I would just belch. emoticon It's also bad because some times I can't stop belching long enough to go to sleep. It just goes on and on and on! It takes weeks to get into my GI doc and he's always in a super hurry. By then my symptoms had calmed way down. In the meantime I started to wonder if they'd ever checked me for H Pylori which causes bloating belching and crazy heartburn/reflux. So as he was running out the door after handing me a prescription doubling my Nexium dose, I asked him if I'd ever been tested. He said "no" and he added that it's quite common. Well then why haven't you ever tested me for it , stupid?? Anyways you have to be off all acid reducers for two weeks and said I would be miserable so he said I could take the blood test which would show if i had been exposed to it. I guess that would be proof enough to suspect that I actually have it. I'm going to get my blood test tomorrow and hope that I actually have this bug brewing in my belly. That way they can give me the antibiotics to kill it and end my misery. I really am miserable when these episodes occur. I missed three days last week because it's too embarrassing to come in when this is happening.

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    Just now catching up. I sure hope your issues have been resolved by now and that you are feeling great. emoticon
    2257 days ago
    Wow! I have heard of this before! There is a poor man, who posted about his plight with the constant belching on YouTube... have you heard about his case? Maybe by now he has gotten some answers, you should try to contact him! I never would have thought something like this was due to a bug in your stomach, but it makes a lot of sense!!!

    I hope you get those tests and find some relief soon!!! emoticon
    2280 days ago
    Wow, that sounds so uncomfortable...it's so crazy how the body tells us from the inside out how everything is working...I hope the treatment you receive ends your suffering with it. I'm glad you were your OWN health advocate when it came to your doctor!
    2280 days ago
    Oh no - that sounds horrible. I'm so sorry that you've been suffering with that. Sure hope it gets figured out soon.
    2281 days ago
    Oh my God, I am so sorry you are going through this. I hope you get some answers and I hope it is something that can be dealt with, without any kind of major surgery. I would be just like you....get embarrassed about the whole situation. Take care of you and keep us posted on what you learn. emoticon
    2281 days ago
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