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I'm a 33 yo guy, smoke 1-2 sigarettes a day and don't drink alchool or coffee since I started have some weird stomac problems. It all began 8 months ago, when I came back home from a trip in Egypt.
I never suffered from a very stron pain, but it was just a constant and unpleasent feeling, stronger after eating, feeling bloated, and very noisy lol. I never suffered from reflux or diarrhea, as as said just a weird feeling in the upper part of the stomac and on the left side of the tummy. I regularly went to toilette and stools were just "softer" than usual.
So the doctor gave me Omeprazole, 20 gr a day for a month. I took it all. I felt better, not perfect. When finished, the weird feeling started again. So i waited 15 days after taking the last omprazole tablet, and had a stool test for HP. result negative. Since then, im on Omprazole, 20 gr a day fro the last 6 months. I would like to stop it, but im just scared that all starts again. In these months I felt just ok, not 100% perfect, sometime i have a funny feeling on my left side.
The questions are:
-should i retest for HP, and if yes, what is the exact amount of time to wait to take the test after stopping omprazole (1 month or 2 weeks? someones says 1 month and then 2 weeks)
-is it ok to take omprazole for so long?
-can i start taking it one every other day in case?
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