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The Right Diagnosis: H. Pylori infection

Digestive Health | Last Active: Aug 14, 2020 | Replies (12)

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@kidprodigy, that's fabulous news. Will you please also post your good news to this discussion? I'm sure the members there will be happy to hear your news.
– Fever/sweats/chills/weight loss for 6+ mo. w/o diagnosis. Any ideas?! https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/feversweatschillsweight-loss-for-6-mo-wo-diagnosis-any-ideas/

You might also be interested in this discussion with @hogan_g1937 @travelgirl @beckyjohnson @sixtus and others
– H. Pylori https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/h-pylori-1/

Also Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Amy Oxentenko offers a simplified approach to the diagnosis and treatment of H. pylori infection, and discusses ongoing research to explore new potential treatment options for H. pylori infection in this video blog.

Kidprodigy, what is your treatment plan?

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Replies to "@kidprodigy, that's fabulous news. Will you please also post your good news to this discussion? I'm..."

Yes, I went ahead and re-posted "The Right Diagnosis" message to my previous discussion thread and would be happy to answer any questions concerning my H. Pylori symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

The H. Pylori discussion thread you shared with me has comments from others who's suffered from this debilitating bacterial infection that sound all too familiar to me. The symptoms, diagnosis and treatments mentioned are 100% in-line with my 10-month journey through the depths of Hell.

Thank you for sharing Dr. Amy Oxentenko's H. Pylori video with me. I'll be sure to watch it carefully and take notes!

My treatment plan consists of the most popular first-line triple therapy which comes in brand name form known as PrevPac. I've got the generic version which offers a significant costs savings (i.e. <$10 vs. $1,000 for the PrevPac). The 14-day combo treatment regimen breakdown looks like this:

Amoxicillin 1,000mg x 2 per day (breakfast and dinner)
Clarithromycin (Biaxin) 500mg x 2 per day (breakfast and dinner)
Omeprazole (Prilosec) 40mg x 2 per day (breakfast and dinner)

The 3 medications should be taken concurrently and with a meal as the Clarithromycin is a real gut buster when taken on an empty stomach.