Acid reflux and antibiotics

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Hi, I am currently having treatment for hpylori, this giving me acid reflux, Before taking the anibiotics I could eat without any difficulty, but during the first day I found when eating that when the food went down my oesophagus I had a feeling of burning or soreness, has amyone else had this experience also wondering if the ppi's that I am taking are the culprit, I read somewhere thatt an inflamed oesophagus can seem sorer even when the oesophagus is getting better because the changes with tresatment can make the oesophagus more sensitive or sores

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    Proton pump inhibitors reduce production of stomach acid, I not medical but in my view and speaking from experience of using them they cause havoc, I think much of many peoples problems is low stomach acid from what I have found out, but as I say I am not a Doctor.
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    Are you only taking Antibiotics for it? My doctor prescribed PPI with the Antibiotics to counters the effects of Acid Reflux when I had HPylori.

    I find that drinking water helps but the problem is nausea when taking the all those Antibiotics, so makes it difficult to drink a lot of water.

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      Hi AngelsKiss, yes I am taking antibiotics. I also went to a walk in centre yesterday because my anxiety was through the roof, the reason was because my hpylori test came back borderline which made me convinced that I hadn't got it and instead had cancer!! The Dr I saw told me that basically borderline meant that I had got hpylori even though the test wasn't positive, if I hadn't got hpylori the test would have come back negative, he aslso reassured me about cancer saying that no red flags were indicated. I felt very reassured, but am now wondering how long after treatment the oesophagus takes to heal, the Dr told me it could be a while, he also told me about what and what not tyo do, I was eating apples daily which I've found out is bad for acid reflux, he also told me to drink lots of water especially when taking my does of medication, I think I have gotten myself into a state over the borderline test result and not having it explained to.yes
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      Hi Annette,

      Don't know how long the esophagus takes to heal.

      Good that you got the probiotics. By the way you don't have to wait until after the antibiotics to take then. You can take it 1 hour after taking the antibiotics. Also like I said before water helps with acid reflux.

      Something else that works even though I have yet to do it is to put 6 inche blocks under the foot of the head of your bed on either side. My Cardiologist told me that 3 weeks after doing it I should see an improvement.

      Hang in there and hope you heal soon.

      All the bless.

      AK

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      Hi AngelsKiss, Did the ppi's work straightaway for you? I'm on day 4 of antibiotics a d 30mg PPI, but still getting soreness in my chest, it's fine when I rest, but the more I move the soerer it gets, I'm just anxious to know when I can expect some relic, having said that, my burning throat feels less troublesome and the burn across my stomach only flares a few times a day, it has definitely lessoned. Excuse any spelling mistakes, on my tablet! X x
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      PS, to answer your question, yes I am drinking water instead of tea and coffee, and thanks for info about probiotics, x x
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    Some more natural remedies I've read about, in fighting H pylori, are coconut oil, virgin olive oil, kefir/probiotic, turmeric, green tea, digestive enzymes, and garlic.
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      Hi Martin I took your advice and bought some probiotics, will take them after I finish the antibiotics, thank you for the information
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