H. Pylori

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Hi Everybody. I'm 20 years old and recently tested positive for H. Pylori. I've been given antibiotics but it means I'll be on 14 tablets a day.. That seems an awful lot of tablets doesn't it? It has me slightly concerned! The tablets are amoxicillin 500mg 'take two capsules twice a day for 7 days' and Tetracycline 250mg 'take two four times a day' and Lansoprazole '2 capsules daily' is this the normal regimen?

Don't want to overdose.. Obviously.. Haha

Thanks all!

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    The intensive course of two antibiotics is quite normal for H-Pylori.

    The bacterium doesn't like acid so burrows deep into the mucosa of the stomach and can reduce the porduction of acid.

    As the H-Pylori is eradicated, it's normal to experience some acid hypersecretion until the stomach normalises. The lansoprazole reduces acid production.

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    Sorry Barretts.

    It's donkeys years since H.Pylori was thought to 'Burrow'.

    But it 'swims' very well indeed.

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      Dear me Barretts.

      The bacteria tthrives on acid and cannot live in a pH less than 7.0

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      From "Host-Bacterial Interactions in Helicobacter pyloriInfection" by 

      Amieva, Manuel R. et al. and printed in 2007 in Gastroenterology, "[H_Pylori bacteria] live near the surface of the human gastric mucosa. They have evolved intricate mechanisms to avoid the bactericidal acid in the gastric lumen and to survive near, to attach to, and to communicate with the human gastric epithelium and host immune system."

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    Dead right  !

    Whilst the bactrium requires acidity in the Corpus and Antrum, once it enters the Gastric Mucosa it thrives on the lower ph levels there.

    It is interesting that it cannot enter the Viscocity layer of the Gastric mucosa (and dances violently at its periphery)  until it manages to reduce the layer to Gel. Its a very clever little beasty indeed.

     

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    I tested positive for H Pylori a few years ago. After the antibotics I took Acidophilus to get good bacteria back in gut.

    However earlier this year I had some digestive problems and asked Doc if any possibility of H Pylori returning. He gave me impression in negative and prescribed Omeprozale which I took for a short time but think I solved problem with a few days of food combining. Recently

    I have now been diagnosed with LPR!! Not sure where all this is leading? 

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