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H. pylori treatment side effects

Commented on February 22, 2013
Created February 22, 2013 at 8:32 AM

I suspect that I have H. pylori because also my father have it, I have low stomach acid. I will make test in next days. I started 2 days ago with liquorice root (for another reason but it is coincidence that this is also good for h. plyori treatment) and couple of days ago I also started with Betaine HCL because I have low stomach acid. Anyway something strange happened. I feel for 3 days kind of bloating, but no pain.

I was thinking that two things could be the cause for that:

  1. Treatment is in process and while destroying h. pylori I get some side effects which will soon get better? Similar as with candida.
  2. HCL is too strong for my stomach.

I am wondering if the first one could be possible. How did you feel in first days while H. pylori treatment?

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on February 22, 2013
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I take 600mg. I will follow my procedure couple of more days and then I will see.

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on February 22, 2013
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How much HCL do you take and when do you take it? A single HCL capsule (600 mg) taken upon starting a significant meal (eg, with meat) should only cause at worst some temporary heartburn. Yes, it might also kill off some H. pylori but not a whole lot (after all, the amount of acid in the HCL capsule is just a small amount). And so I don't understand if there is any connection between bloating and HCL consumption.

My H. pylori infection was successfully dealt with through a conventional antibiotic treatment. It was an awful ten days (felt weak, metallic taste in mouth, severe constipation, lost weight). But I am so glad I did this rather than do guesswork and try to kill of H. pylori through alternative means. I felt much, much better once H. pylori was out of my body.

_Lazza

PS - I took HCL capsules for months prior to being diagnosed for H. pylori. Now I don't need them.

Ecac64f970460491dd99d034c2f05f0c

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on February 22, 2013
at 04:37 PM

I take 600mg. I will follow my procedure couple of more days and then I will see.

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on February 22, 2013
at 12:59 PM

Personally I can not take licorice in any form --even tea--burns my tummy.

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