Patient Comments: Helicobacter Pylori - Symptoms

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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.

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.

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