I was just diagnosed with H-Pylori after having random symptoms in addition to upper abdominal discomfort that radiated to my shoulder blade, but no ulcers. My doctor prescribed triple therapy of amoxciilian, clarithyromicin and prevacid, but after one day on it got bad side effects so I stopped. My doctor was away for the week so I didn't know what else to do and felt too bad to continue.
My question is - are there other options that work to rid H-pylori and how important is it to eliminate it without other issues such as ulcers?
In addition, I do have health anxiety so think that some of my side effects from the meds could have been anxiety related. Side effects such as sores in my mouth and stomach pain though I felt were not anxiety related.
My doctor gets back in 2 days and is planning to prescribe something else - also antibiotics though and I am worried. I much prefer natural methods or not as an intensive therapy.
Thank you so much for any advice.