Please, are you taking any thyroid supplements?
Hi and thank you so much for this query.
I am so sorry to hear about these symptoms. The majority of symptoms that you have described are ore suggestive of an acid reflux disease than H. pylori infection. I will suggest that you get evaluated for this reflux and managed accordingly. This is because, though you tested negative for h' pylori, it does not mean you do not have acid problems. and this condition is clearly not caused by H. pylori and I will like to see you taking something for it. Omeprazole
alongside lifestyle modifications would be very helpful.
Your low sex drive and fatigue
symptoms are suggestive of a low functioning thyroid. Hashimoto thyroiditis
is a major risk factor for hypothyroidism
. If you are not receiving any treatment for this or you are on treatment, I will like your TSH
levels to be evaluated. Tis will give us an immediate idea on whether you have this problem or not.
I will suggest you pay a visit to your primary care
doctor. Bring to his attention my suspicion of hypothyroidism and acid reflux
disease for him to investigate and confirm or rule out. Depending on the findings, specific treatment options would be proposed to help you get over these troubling symptoms and improve your quality of life.
I hope this addresses your query fully. Thank you so much for patronizing our services and please do feel free to ask for follow up clarifications and information if need be. I wish you the best of health.
Dr. Ditah, MD.