H.Pylori and Joints problems/stiff joints

by Elisa
(B.C. Canada)

This isn't a question but something I felt compelled to share with the internet community as the answer wasn't easy to find.


I just wanted to share a really important piece of information. I've suffered with H.pylori for 5months before it was properly diagnosed and even after treatment I've suffered with issues that were caused by h.pylori, until now.

The first time I was tested it came back negative because the bacteria culture hadn't grown in size enough to show the problem. After I was diagnosed and treated with antibiotics I was told to go back and get another test for H.pylori in three months to make sure it was gone. So I'm guessing that three months after the symptoms start is the key date where it can be seen in the blood.

Throughout the whole event and until just recently I've had seriously stiff joints, my brain has been foggy and my heart has been hurting, all of which started about a month into h.pylori taking over my stomach. These symptoms continued even after the antibiotics. Since then, I've been tested for everything and even tried a natropath to no avail. I have just recently found the cause and felt compelled to share it with the internet world as I haven't seen the answer to my problem anywhere. H.Pylori's favorite meal is potassium!!! It has usurped all of the potassium from my system which apparently only happens with medications or disease and that's why my doctor didn't pick up on it. I only figured this out when someone told me to try drinking apple cider vinegar for my joint problem. And within 24hrs my joints stopped aching and I could think clearly! It's been months of frustration but I'm feeling I've finally found the leg up I've been needing.

The recipe is this : 2-3 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar in 1cup of water once daily. There are also recipes where you can put 2-3 tsp of honey in. I've found the Braggs company to have the most nutritious form of vinegar. A side note here, don't do this if you have h.pylori still in your system, they'll just feed off of it and your stomach will probably feel worse.

So there you have it, I really hope this is helpful to some of you, it's an article I wish I had seen months ago! ( :

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by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Elisa,

Thanks for sharing your story. I hope that it helps someone. I'm also very happy that you found out that you had H pylori and that you had it diagnosed and taken care of so quickly. However, I just wanted to make a a couple of comments on this. First of all, if your doctors would have ordered an H Pylori Stool Test, you may have been diagnosed more quickly. With the stool test, you directly test the antigens that H pylori produces all of the time, you don't need to build up antigens in your blood, thus allowing a quicker (and painless) diagnosis without the need to have gone to the laboratory.

The other comment that I wish to make is that H pylori absolutely doesn't 'feed' on potassium, nor does it use it up. What happens is that H pylori causes inflammation and damage to the stomach lining, which causes decreased absorption. So, the reason that you had decreased potassium is that you were not absorbing potassium (and likely magnesium and other nutrients).

Again, thanks for sharing. And I hope that you were tested afterwards to ensure that your H pylori was completely eliminated and that it doesn't come back. If it DOES return, I would highly recommend that you get my book, The H Pylori Solution in order to learn how to deal with reinfection and prevent the reinfection from reoccurring.


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.

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