I just got diagnosed via biopsy during a gastroscopy for Helicobacter Pylori Infection. 2 days ago I started on a 2 week regimen of Tetracycline every 6 hours, Metronidazole every 8 hours, Pepto Bismol Caplets every 6 hours and Pantoprazole every 12 hours. The schedule that I have worked out so that I can take them exactly at these intervals, taking into account when I have to space them out, and also if I have to take with food or on an empty stomach, is leaving me with little time to get a good night's sleep. I'm exhausted already! Is it absolutely necessary to follow these scripts exactly for the 2 weeks? Right now it's ok because it's the weekend, but I can't imagine how I will function when I go back to work next week. Also, is this something I will need to get tested for periodically throughout my life now? Will I likely need to remain on proton pump inhibitors? I am 39 years old and this is the first time I've been diagnosed with this, although I suspect I've had it for quite some time. Any inormation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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