H. Pylori & endoscopy

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Hey guys,

I've been suffering with really severe symptoms of GERD for a year and a half and no matter what ppis I have tried or diets NOTHING has got better, my stomach is always burning along with my chest I always feel like I'm going to be sick and I get a load of other symptoms. Last July I went for an endoscopy and this is the only time I've been tested for h pylori (came back negative), however, after reading posts on here I've seen a lot of people CAME OFF their ppis 2 weeks prior to the procedure.. Same as if you have the breath test.. My consultant (who isn't great anyway) never mentioned this to me. Do you guys think I got an accurate answer? Or should I get re tested?

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    I was sent a letter telling me to stop taking 2 weeks before test.  Then when I had the test the consultant apologised because if you have servere reflux its very hard to stop and makes everything flare up worse so had to wait 6 weeks to have another test done again, they made a mistake and sent wrong letter . so always check first before you stop taking them you need to come of slowly. Ok
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    Yes, I took the breath test and had to be off for 2 weeks.  But is to my understanding if you have high acid then you can't have h pylori because the acid kills it. You should be worried if you have low acid.
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    Hi abbie, you should have been advised before to come off for 2 weeks. I'm due an endoscopy in may and have already been told to stop taking them two weeks prior. I've also had to do a stole test twice and before doinf those I had to stop taking ppi 2 weeks before. It's best you stop now and go back to the doctors and ask for another test! X
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