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Two years ago, my then 67 year-old mother was given antibiotics for an h. pylori infection. This coincided with a time when she was about to move to a new country. From that point on, she has had perpetual 'gastritis', which gives her nausea, an upset stomach, and anxiety.
We thought she primarily had an anxiety problem caused by her move, and tried to treat that with therapy and antidepressants to no avail. The gastro doctors would prescribe medications which did not work. She's had at least 3 endoscopies and colonoscopies, and they always turned up negative for ulcurs, etc.
She has difficulty eating because it makes her stomach burn. She has trouble sleeping (and has to take sleeping medication) in order to sleep. Her anxiety makes her worry all the time. She can't enjoy a second of her day with this happening.
We are desperate to find a way to improve her situation. At this point, I strongly suspect some kind of bacterial imbalance in her gut which in turn impacts her brain. She is currently awaiting the results of a test for various bacteria in her gut.
Has anyone experienced anything similar to this? Any resources, doctor recommendations, treatment we can explore to either address the cause or at least mitigate the symptoms?
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