How do I know if my h pylori is gone?
I am 47 yrs. old and have been told that i have irritable bowel. So for the last few years every now and then I have really bad cramping and diarrhea. I had this for 4 days before going to a conv. care center in our area and the first thing the doctor said was he wanted me tested for h pylori.
They did a blood test (finger prick) and said it was positive. I currently take (I believe) 1500 mg of vitamin c and 1000 mg of vitamin D daily. I am also on paxil, previcid, mobic, detropan and cenestin. The doctor put me on two weeks of doxicyline, flagyl and metha...(can't remember, sry...at work). He said I may have to go through this treatment again in 3 to 6 months. I spoke to my doctor who said I can't be tested to see if it's gone because it will always show positive.
So I'm really confused about what to do. The doctors (2) also both told me that it was not contagious. I don't wish this on anybody so what things can I do to make sure my family and friends don't get infected? and is there anyway to know if the antibotics I'm on have gotten rid of it? Thanking you in advance for any advice.