Hi there! My doctor recently did a blood test on me for h-pylori and it came back positive. She's got me taking the "Prev-Pack" of antibiotics (amoxicillin and...something -mycin, I can't remember, with Prevacid). I've started taking a really good probiotic formula to help counter the ill effects of that. I've read that licorice supplements can help with the lining of the stomach, but have also read that they may interfere with certain medications. Can you help me here?
I'm taking 75 mg. of venlafaxine for anxiety/depression 2x a day, plus Trinessa birth control. I know not to take licorice if there is any chance of pregnancy (there isn't) and to use a back-up method for pregnancy prevention while on the antibiotics.
I'd appreciate any feedback you can give on the licorice or any other supplments to help with the h-pylori. Oh, one more thing--do you think I should get my husband and my 5 year old tested for the bacteria too? I'm not sure how contagious it is, but my little girl complains of stomach aches every couple of days.