velochick Posted July 30, 2014 Share Posted July 30, 2014 I'm on day 26 of my W30. I started this program after a recent endoscopy that revealed a hiatal hernia and reflux. In addition to that, I developed asthmatic symptoms. My doctor put me on omeprazole and an inhaler. To make matters worse, late last year I developed dermagraphism and have to take a daily antihistamine to keep from breaking out in hives. I went through all sorts of allergy tests, and reacted to so many various things that it was difficult to pinpoint. A week or so before starting my W30, I went back to my allergist, who was very puzzled about all these various symptoms, so he did a blood test that came back positive for H. Pylori, which can be a cause of all these things, so they put me on a heavy dose of antibiotics which I'm not really a fan of. I'm having a hard time because I am starting to feel better and I don't know if it's the result of eliminating so many foods, or the medications. Perhaps it's a combo, but I am no longer having the reflux issues (occasional heartburn, trouble swallowing) and my skin flare-ups seem to be minimal. I am trying to see if I can now go off the antihistamine and I was able to stop the inhaler which was great. Docs want me to stay on the other meds for another week. I know that sugar and grains feed the H. Pylori, so will continue to avoid those after I finish the program. I read that antibiotics sometimes don't work for H. Pylori, and that proton pump inhibitors can cause issues too. Wondering if there are natural remedies aside from food elimination? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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