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"In office helicobacter pylori testing."

About: GPs in the Griffith Electoral District

(as a relative),

My daughter who has chronic fatigue was given an in-office test for HPylori. It showed a positive and she was prescribed a med, a three fold approach using antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors. On the third day she became quite unwell. My online research showed this was not unusual. I advised the doctor who totally seemed to deny that it could have been the med. as she worsened to a state of constant unsettled stomach, reduced food intake and sleeping sitting up. It appeared to me that the doctor again and again failed to suggest any solution to this dilemma. I contacted the manufacturer of the med who were surprised that given her reaction she was not put on a follow up dose of another proton pump inhibitor to stop the acid reflux. Once we started that med it took quite some time for her to be able to eat comfortably, she continued to sleep sitting up for a period of 2 months....on top of chronic fatigue issues. Nows here is the rub...eventually we went in again to see the GP who performed yet another in office HPylori test which again showed positive and he dared suggest she may have to do the mess yet again. Two days later I had her in for an endoscopy with Prof. of gastroenterology who said there was no sign of HPylori present and no indication of previous presence of HPylori.

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