Can my IBS diagnosis actually be from H. Pylori?

by Deanna

I began having severe stomach problems about 10 years ago. Diarrhea, stomach cramps, and severe, persistent heart burn. I was usually unable to finish a meal, having to head immediately to the bathroom. My first problem was gall stones. I had my gall bladder removed. I have read that this may have caused the above mentioned symptoms.

I went to a gastroenterologist, and had an upper and lower GI. They did not find anything that was causing my symptoms. I was finally given the diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and given a cholesterol medication to bind the bile in my stomach. I was also put on pills for my stomach cramps and for my acid indigestion. I was recently discussing with my new doctor ( I just switched insurance carriers) the severe acid reflux I have and she suggested that I get tested for H. Pylori. I was tested and it came back positive.

I have been taking two different antibiotics (4 amoxicillan per day and 2 clarithromycin per day) and two acid reflux medications per day for two weeks. I am wondering if my IBS diagnosis could in fact be H. Pylori? My stomach has been cramping for about the last week of treatment, which I am not sure if is a good thing or bad. Thank you for reading, and I will look forward to your response.

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You'll have to wait and find out..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Deanna,

It's always hard for me to comment on these types of questions because you just found out at least a partial reason for your symptoms then you ask, "Could this be the problem". Well, the answer to your question is to wait and find out after you get rid of your H pylori!

Since you wrote this a while ago, you should know by know whether eradicating the H pylori solved your problem or not.

If you are still having problems, let me know and I'll be happy to help, but it would be a waste of time for me to give you a bunch of ideas, then you come back and say, "Thanks, but it's all better now.". So let me know. I suspect that you'll still have problems, though, but let me know. I'm curious and DO have solutions to IBS which I've given on my site a hundred times that you can browse on my site and find as well.

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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