Thursday, June 18, 2009
I talked to Dr. F on Tuesday evening and he believes the steroids activated some Heliobacter pylori that was living in my stomach. He said it would explain the pain and it makes sense that antacids provide temporary relief but the pain returns. They can do a blood test to check for it, so I'll do that and follow-up with my primary care doctor. If I do have H. pylori, then I'll do a course of antibiotics and be done with it. If it isn't, I don't know the next step. Hopefully, we get the results back quickly and my stomach heals. I'm not excited about dealing with my PCP, but I'm willing to do whatever it takes to get my stomach healthy again.