Treatment was completed today(total 28 tablets of cefixime 200mg and 28 capsules of Omeprazole with intermittent Ranitidine 150mg tablets), whats next ?
The current status of my burning belly pain is uncertain being masked by a high PPI dose. Although every now and then some negligible sensation does come but out of habit I have somehow resumed tea and fried foods also some mild to moderate spicy foods which I will reduce now since the burning pain in the belly might come back.
Somedays I get black tarry stools which I think could be bile acid instead of blood because the stool is loose and mushy as well.
Overall I will say maybe upto some extent I have had some noticeable improvement but not enough to adopt it as a treatment. If there is a H Pylori infection in my stomach then it most possibly failed to eradicate it.
I have decided to start Rabeprazole 20mg BID until I get tested for H Pylori since I don't think 150mg Ranitidine will do much and I fear boneloss from omeprazole.
I know the standard treatment for H Pylori is amoxicilin+clarithromycin/metronidazole+esomeprazole and that's why I am looking forward to getting myself tested for H Pylori and then visiting a gastroenterologist to get a prescription for this treatment but I also assume that the heavy antibiotic dosage in this standard treatment will be intolerable for me.
What do you think I should do next after completing this cefixime+omeprazole treatment ?