Treated for H Pylori in late 2009...Still not well in 2016

by Cherie
(Riverside, CA, USA)

Hello, My name is Cherie, and I'm 59 years young. My email address is: chercat@gmail.com.


In February 2009 I got a bout of food poisoning. I recovered quickly from that...but by early March I started feeling "under the weather." I noticed stomach issues, fatigue, just felt generally lousy. After going to my primary doctor, she referred to a GI doctor for colonoscopy and endoscopy. The colonoscopy showed I had diverticulosis. Everything else was normal. The endoscopy showed I had H Pylori and gastritis (probably caused by the H Pylori).

I was treated for that, and it was eradicated. The reason I know it was eradicated is I had a stool test and another endoscopy in February 2011. The reason for the repeat test is the H Pylori symptoms never went away! A few months after the H Pylori diagnosis (around March 2010) I called the GI doctor to tell him I was still having symptoms. He was no help.

All he said was 'well that's what happens sometimes.' I was in tears. Around that time I started having so many odd symptoms: skin rashes, swelling, extreme fatigue, numb/tingly feeling in legs, dizziness/unbalanced feeling, malaise, aching muscles and joints, headaches, raynauds, costochondritis, and more...

To this day (August 13, 2016) the only thing I know is I have Fibromyalgia (diagnosed Feb. 2004), and maybe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. A Naturopath I went to said I have an autoimmune disease. She didn't know which one though. I need help. I still feel lousy, and I've never gotten my health back since all of this started in March/April 2009.

I had my doctor test me for Lupus, and that was negative. I wanted to be tested for Lyme disease, but can't afford the more extensive blood test (where they send it to an outside lab). Can you help me? I so want to feel well again.

Thank you.

Cherie Strain

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Perhaps your food poisoning is something else
by: Kerri Knox, The Immune Queen

Perhaps your food poisoning was something else. When you contract H pylori, you generally do not get 'food poisoning'. It's quite possible that the H pylori finding was 'incidental' and had nothing to do with your symptoms, or the symptoms you are experiencing now.

It's also possible that you got the H pylori BACK again from someone in your household after eradicating it.

The next step you might try would be to get a full Pathogen Test, including H pylori, to see if you might have H pylori again or if you have some other pathogen that you contracted from the food poisoning that no one ever discovered because they did not look for it.


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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