Constipation after H-Pylori treatment

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Was diagnosed with H-Pylori two months ago. Took q0 day triple antibiotic treatment. Now have constipation. I have a healthy diet and am active. Nothing seems to help though. Anybody else have this problem ? Or is something else wrong.

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    If you are on ppi (which I assume you are?) then this is a common side effect of the medication.

    Have you had a stool test to confirm h pylori has been eradicated ? You should be off ppi for 14 days for this test.

    I found ppi made me feel worse and I got bad bloating and constipation. I switched to Zantac 300mg per day and I felt much more normal.

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      Not on a ppi. The doctor took me off every thing when I finish the antibiotics. Haven't been retested yet. My doc went on vacation . Been thinking about scheduling another endoscopy with the gastroenterologist. Not really neauseated anymore. Just pain in the upper center of my abdomen. Stomach makes a lot of noise , so I know it's working. But constipation does worry me.

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      Hello again smile

      Some docs keep people on ppi for months after treatment until they heal. But I found using Zantac was better than ppi as they aren't as strong.

      Yes you need to get retested first thing, and 8 weeks or longer is ideal time. A stool sample

      Is highly accurate and less invasive than endoscopy. You're off ppi so there's no

      Issue there.

      Once you've had it comformed that it's eradicated (fingers crossed) then it is just time and good diet that will heal you. It isn't a quick fix I'm afraid.

      I would advise taking a good probiotic to balance your system after antibiotics. And a multi vitamin while you heal.

      I have compiled a report with advice around diet and supplements that I can send to you if you want ? Private message me if you want to have a look at it. I've sent it to other sufferers who have found it useful

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