Clindamycin and h pylori

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Dear Doctor, I'd like another professional's opinion as to a somewhat complicated matter involving h pylori. A few months ago, I started having rather severe burning in my esophagus and throat/tongue. Was treated with several PPI's and prescription Zantac -- all to no avail -- nothing helped alleviate the symptoms. I had an upper endososcopy done which showed nothing at all visually but on biopsy, minor gastritis and minor esophagitis. My diagnosis was basically gerd.
I was adamant no more antibiotics in my body or GI tract - I had been on 3 rounds of double dose ( for h pylori) and my immune system was shot! And my family dr sent me to her/ENT because he was out of ideas, she had good reputation and progressive ideas. I did the antibiotic nasal rinses for 30 days, took lots of probiotics, lots of vitamin D, vitamin C and some oregano oil. ( my ideas ) It worked, but it took time.....You just want to feel better now!!
I will check my records but that may have been inclusive in one of the first tests he did along with H Pylori, E Coli, etc. he has also done nods copy and colonoscopy with biopsies. I assume that would have shown up with those tests? It is a bit confusing as I mostly have IBS symptoms, however, the breath test showed I have bacterial overgrowth in the small bowels so he is treating me with the Xifaxan, or trying to.
Either you are taking more thyroid hormone than necessary or some other preparation should be tried. H pylori infection is treated with a combination of Omeprazole and antibiotics. Generally metronidazole is used in combination with Clindamycin or Clarithromycin. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. Take care!
I drank cranberry juice and took 7 days of clindamycin (antibiotic) and flagyl. They were left over from my H. Pylori infection. Well my wife and I had sex, and now 3 weeks later she is having burning with urination, but she also has no discharge or anything else. I got her some amoxicillin and have been having her drink cranberry juice as well. Could this be a chlamydia or gonorrhea infection? I dont think she is sleeping around, but you never know.
That a poor diet (ice cream, fast food, a lot of sugar-high calories) can affect digestive function and prevent a good balance of healthy bacteria, especially with C diff and H pylori; that smoking can lead to feeling tired and out of breath...I understand that people get H Pylori and C diff all the time without being HIV+, but I can't help think about what if?? I can 't believe I was soo stupid!
It started about a month after taking strong antibiotics for six months for a vaginal bacteria infection (I took metronidazole, clindamycin, floxin, and bactrim). After about 4 months of a the growling/squishing noise keeping me up maybe once every two weeks, it increased to keeping me up 3, 4, 5 nights per week. Tried over the counter Tums, Prevacid, etc. but with no relief. I am not stressed in any way (other than the condition).
Haven't noticed any relief yet from the symptoms but am continuing the probiotic treatment and hope for the best for you and me. I asked my Doc how I got the H. pylori since I am an OCD clean freak, and she said, "Well, you live in New Orleans!". Now THAT is Halloween scary.
Forgot, he has already done an endoscopy with biopsies, no Barrett's, thank goodness. Done stool samples so no H Pylori, C-Deficike, E Colin, Salmonella, . He did mention taking some breath type test that checks for bacteria,mess since this all got so bad when I was on the Clindamycin.
Gallbladder looked fine, endoscopy showed mild gastritis and negative for H. Pylori and negative for stomach cancer. Doc says he thinks it's stress and I should try Prilosec. Took three Rolaids for the first time in my life and ended up in bed the next day with major stomach pain. Few days later, try the Prilosec, same problem. Doc prsecribes Aciphex, same problem. Gave up on Doc and suffered through another month. Finally told them, "I DON'T HAVE ULCERS!
If it was me, I'd pay extra careful attention to my diet and be checked for h. pylori. I'd also have any sores/eruptions cultured to cover all the bases. Hopefully you can get a handle on it. Don't know if you drink alcohol at all but that can trigger it even in small amounts. I know skin issues especially on your face (or hands and feet as Jm had) can be very miserable, I wish you a quick recovery. I hope Jm weighs in on this and some of the others that have had this issue.
The hepatic flexure of the colon makes the turn right in the same area where the liver and the gallbladder are. could be buildup of stool and gas that stretches the colon and causes pain. Has the Dr mentioned this?
I went to a med doctor last year and was tested for H pylori and it was a positive. I did not take the antibiotics for it. I have lost wieght, which I was thin to begin with.
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