During the last week of November I started feeling nauseated and bloated. It wasn't all of the time and it would get worse if I was stressed. It was almost finals week so I thought I was the stress that was making me sick. Right after finals I started to suspect my boyfriend of cheating on me so I was still stressed. It turns out he was and dumped me a few days after Christmas. When I went back down to school just after the New Year, I thought maybe all of the emotional stress was making me sick. I never felt like eating and when I did I would often throw it up. I lost about 15 lbs bringing my weight down to 108 lbs for a 5' 4", 18-year old girl. It wasn't until mid-January that I got it checked out and they said I had bacteria called H pylori. With no insurance I spent $230 on three prescriptions that I took twice a day for two weeks. I had hoped that I would finally feel better after the treatment but I didn't. I felt even worse the next week. I was throwing up every little thing I ate. I couldn’t even hold down a couple of spoonfuls of yogurt. When the nausea would get better it seems I would feel more pain in my stomach. Since then I have still felt really sick. I would throw up 6-8 times a day. The doctor said I couldn’t get tested to see if the bacteria is gone until four weeks after the treatment has ended. I have been trying really hard to be happy and cheerful again but it makes it really hard when I am sick all of the time. I really just want to feel better. I am really tired of feeling nauseated and being afraid to eat because I know I might throw it up. I have also been really depressed. I don’t know if this has anything to do with H pylori. My roommates have been jerks to me lately and not understanding at all because I have been sick for so long. I am falling behind on schoolwork because I have had to miss so much class. I am really stressed and depressed, the only thing that has managed to cheer me up is when I feel well enough to go to church. Is this all normal? Is there some kind of association with emotional wellness and H pylori? When will I get better?
Helicobacter Pylori Infection - How long does it last? Emotional stress?
Question posted by ejoyce on 6 March 2014
Last updated on 22 March 2018
world wide 3 bio people live with heliobacter, but only a few show symptoms. this bacteria strand has been with homio sapiens 100000 years and its cons and pros are seen quite different around the world. if you have symptoms, in most cases your stomach linen in like scarred from the colonisation of red little dots. in most cases of chronic gastritis over stress and depression (christmas, boyfriend, exam stress, genetic disposition), when you had hb all your life, you obviously test positive on hb, even its not the culprit. when you then eradicate with antibiotics, your digestion tract gets very ill. you already stimulated over the chronic gastritis high amount of dopamine production in the stomach nerves. for doctors its a hard call, as they have to move on by elimination. in the western countries, the protocol then is give treatments, even they know there is a higher chance you are hb tolerant and it comes over stress. what you could do and it would not harm you, but do you only good, first get parpatine (it lowers dopamine uptake) and should get rid of your nausea. and do me a favour and try to run your maximum on a treadmill on a medium speed (if u can). its a good lacmus test. if your stomach linen is affected (it heals very fast with general gastritis) u will feel sick from the movement. if you feel so much better (burning off adrenalin) for about 30 after the workout, its a good indication your gastritis is caused by nerves. let me know. my money is with you its stress related. if parpatine after 2/3 days really help you, let me know, i know a few good things to repair your stomach/digestion tract fast.
I think you need to see a gastroenterologist. Are you aware that by the end of this month you have to have insurance? There is government aid for those with low income.
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