Patient Comments: Helicobacter Pylori - Symptoms


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Comment from: Venkat89, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 15

I have chest pain, joint pain, stomach pain, indigestion, tarry stools, weakness in legs and dizziness since 3 years. Last week, fortunately, I went to the gastroenterologist who tested for Helicobacter pylori, and I tested positive. I am taking 14 day antibiotic course. Increase positive bacteria in gut to fight bad bacteria.

Comment from: Sandy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 23

My Helicobacter pylori was discovered during an endoscopy. I have gastritis as well. I’m on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), so not much acid feeling, but terrible bloating, fatigue, weight loss, burping, and just miserable. I feel overfull after eating very little. My doctor prescribed antibiotics but I have atrial fibrillation so need to speak to my cardiologist before I take them. All of them can cause problems with atrial fibrillation. This infection is no fun. I’ve forgotten what it was like to feel normal.

Comment from: D, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

I had been having acid reflux really bad that I ended up in the hospital. Good thing, I had a visit with my gastroenterologist, she did an endoscopy and that’s when I found out that I had Helicobacter pylori. I had never experienced so much pain in my life. The stomach pain was the worst and the fullness I felt was horrible. It robbed me of my energy. I was weak and very cold all the time. I had body aches and I couldn’t sleep. My stomach was so bloated and I had very bad dizzy spells.

Comment from: Oana, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 17

I just wanted to share my symptoms of Helicobacter pylori with you and see if anyone else has been going through the same thing. Wonder if anyone else gets the burning skin sensation, fast heart rate, dizziness, fatigue, lost weight, and no appetite. I had a few attacks when my body temperature dropped and I had shivers for 10 minutes or so, also my heart starts beating fast all of a sudden and makes me fell all tired after. I am on antibiotics now, today is the 3rd day. I am wondering how long it takes to feel better. Thanks.

Comment from: Cheryl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

My symptoms started around 12 years ago, I think I caught H. pylori from a dog that I adopted from the rescue center. I've had a terrible time with this parasite. My doctor refused to do any tests on me and said I had irritable bowel syndrome or celiac disease! I had terrible stomach pain, diarrhea, sickness, exhaustion, etc., for years. Now my blood sugar is messed up, my hypoglycemia has turned reactive and I have actually had seizures if I eat something sweet/carbs and don't follow it up with some protein. My blood sugar is so low. My optician also noticed changes in my eyes.

Comment from: Julliett, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 02

I was diagnosed with Helicobacter pylori and I took bismuth quadruple therapy for 14 days. I am in Canada. I wonder if anyone has used it and if it was successful. I have the breath test on February 4 and I still have some symptoms.

Comment from: Fed up, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 28

I started out with irritable bowel syndrome symptoms that led to upper rib cage and back pain for 6 years. No doctor could figure out why. Now I have chest pain, dizzy spells, brain fog, all over body pain, headaches, weakness, fatigue, sickness, depression, anxiety, blurry vision, belching, bloating, gas... I am miserable. My boyfriend has Helicobacter pylori and I'm waiting for my results. This should be a routine test for all patients with stomach issues. This is ridiculous.

Comment from: Thebigox, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 12

After going to 4 hospitals and 4 misdiagnoses, I decided to go to my primary care physician. My symptom of Helicobacter pylori was relentless pain in my upper stomach in between the breastplate. Feels like a constant grinding feel as if something was eating inside your stomach. I also had nausea, vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea with extreme cramps and fatigue. Above all, extreme agitation mentally. I had constant stomach ache. Motrin, Naproxen and aspirin will only make this worse 10 times. If you have this pain skip misdiagnosis and get a scope to be sure and avoid pain.

Comment from: Larry, Male (Patient) Published: January 10

I had my first symptom while at the park; intense and painful stomach cramping. I could hardly drive home, I was so bent over with stomach cramps. This went on and off for 2 days. Pain, the most pain I've ever had. I thought it was gallbladder. I went to the doctor who understood the symptoms. He did the test which was positive for H. pylori. I had never heard of it. After treatment I went back to the doctor because muscle cramping still would show up occasionally. I was put on muscle relaxers. I took it for a couple of weeks when needed. I talked to a nurse later who also thought she had a gallbladder attack. But it was H. pylori too.


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Comment from: Kimmy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 04

My symptoms of H. pylori were nausea, vomiting and inability to keep even liquids down, feeling of fullness, more like a balloon, cramping, and feeling like I had an impacted colon between the large and small intestines. This was after a colonoscopy and I came back to see my regular doctor due to the continued pain/lump-feeling in my abdomen. H. pylori was determined after a blood test. I am now on horse-choking antibiotics and was told not to take my blood pressure medicines or my cholesterol medicines. The antibiotics or possibly the H. pylori has kicked me, and I've been sleeping a lot.

Comment from: QTINMEMPHIS, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 19

I don't know when my symptoms of Helicobacter pylori actually started, but it was years ago, at least 5. My symptoms were nausea and vomiting, but I wasn't vomiting food. I just recently found out that it was bile. A yellowish greenish liquid substance is what I was throwing up. I really didn't think it was my stomach, because I was only vomiting once a month when I was having my menstrual cycle. I thought the two were related somehow, until late last year. I was treated with an antibiotic cocktail for four days. It made me sicker in the beginning. I started throwing up daily until the last 3 days of the antibiotics. Thank goodness that I haven't experienced nausea or vomiting since then.

Comment from: sandyb68, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 09

I started having acid reflux type symptoms (burning in stomach) and then the H. pylori symptoms increased to stomach pain under sternum, especially when I had an empty stomach. I also had fatigue and diarrhea at times.

Comment from: liz66, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 22

I have been feeling unwell in the gut for years, had celiac test, had numerous ultrasounds, but nothing was found. I was told to cut back on junk food, beer, eat smaller meals eat vegetables etc. Nothing changed, I gained weight, bloated, and was feeling sick all the time, and had pain under right breast all the time. They thought it was gallstones, I do have them but they are not blocking the duct. Then I was tested for Helicobacter pylori, I had never heard of it before, and it came back positive. I am now taking 2 antibiotic medications to try and get rid of it.

Comment from: Jean, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 24

Chronic urticaria led me to various tests and H. Pylori is discovered. Antibiotics aggravate my urticaria problem. It's been going on for last one year.

Comment from: Anti pylori, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 20

My daughter had symptoms of H. pylori infection. We proceeded to do a stool test which turned positive. She took the triple treatment for 14 days which itself caused more serious side effects. After the treatment, stool test was done again and was negative this time. However, endoscopy was done after stool test and showed positive. I don’t know which one is more accurate, stool or endoscopy!


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