Recurring H Pylori
I am now on my third round of trying to rid my body of h pylori. I started with the first infection on 7th Jan 2014..... I was in hospital for two weeks before they finally found out it was h pylori, a sliding hiatus hernia and gastritis. I was put on the triple therapy (I was already taking the inhibitor as I have suffered on and off for three years with stomach upsets......thinking back now I think I have had h pylori for a number of years. Everything returned to normal for the next 4 weeks......but then it came back again......again it went for about 7 weeks but it came back for a third time. I am now on a two week course of the same antibiotics in a bid to get rid of it completely.
My main concern is that it may come back again! What will I do if this happens. I do take milk of magnesia and lactulose because my bowels become impacted as I am on a high amount of morphine for severe pain in my back (diagnosed with facet joint disease of L3,4,5 and S1) I have read that if you take any antacids the H pylori will come back. What can I do if it does come back? I am so fed up of feeling sick all the time and having a terrible pain in my tummy. Also in the first week of taking this treatment after the diarrhoea my stools sort of returned to normal. However as I went into my second week of the therapy the burning returned in my tummy and I started to feel ill again. This slightly eased but now every morning I go to the toilet I do get diarrhoea again. Is this normal. And lastly I am terrified I am going to get stomach cancer if this infection cannot get under control.
Please answer me as I am at my wit send and sooooooo sick of feeling sick!!