How Long After Starting Antibiotics for H Pylori Will I Feel Better

by Sonia
(Arizona)

When you begin taking medications for H Pylori when do you start feeling better? I still have a bad taste in my mouth and little pain that comes and goes.

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The antibiotics don't make you feel better
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Sonia,

So, you are confused about what makes you feel better when you are being treated for H pylori. The antibiotics don't make you feel better, but the elimination of the bacterial infection and the subsequent reduction in the inflammation and resuming absorbing nutrients, etc.

Just taking a couple of days of pills is not likely to make you feel better. It's far more complicated than that and you are being unrealistic to believe that it will.

In addition, antibiotics for H pylori have up to a 33% rate of failing to eradicate the H Pylori Bacteria completely, meaning that there is a 1 in 3 chance that you are NOT going to feel better by taking these medications because you'll still have the bacterial infection in your stomach. The only way to know whether the antibiotics even worked is to get tested after you have finished your antibiotic therapy.

And then, if you don't significantly change eating and lifestyle habits to reduce your stress, improve your nutrition, eliminate processed food and improve your immune system, even if you DO get rid of the bacteria, you may get it right back because you didn't change any of the reasons why your body allowed you to get this infection in the first place!

So, the answer to when you will feel better after taking antibiotics for H pylori is.... maybe never. It entirely depends on a whole bunch of factors..


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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PS: Don't forget that I wrote the book on H pylori. Get The H Pylori Solution today and end your struggle with this infection.

Harsh answer, ya think?
by: Anonymous

Where is your sympathy? I believe the person was simply asking when their symptoms should begin improving.

Harsh to tell the truth?
by: Kerri Knox, The Immune Queen

It's harsh to tell the truth?

I'm curious what the 'sympathetic' answer would be if the actual answer is that she may never get better?

The reality of it is that she may never feel better because:

1) She must eliminate her h pylori, and H pylori is difficult to eliminate
2) She may need to change the reasons why she got H pylori in the first place or she will just get it right back
3) She's assuming that H pylori is the cause of her symptoms and it may not be.

Many people live their lives with H pylori and have no symptoms. Just because someone HAS H pylori and also has health problems does not mean that the H pylori is even the cause of their health problems. For me, eliminating H pylori did nothing for my health problems. It was 'incidental' to my health problems and not a cause of them.

There are many forums and support groups that offer sympathy, but not solutions. I prefer to offer reality and truth. I personally feel that explaining reality to someone is the most compassionate thing that can be done.


Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System

PS: Don't forget that I wrote the book on H pylori. Get The H Pylori Solution today and end your struggle with this infection.

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