Title says it all really - my blood test for H Pylori came back negative (no furhter action required is what the receptionist said) So what to do now - i cant take PPI's long term - what is causing my gastritis and stomach distress? could it be just from being overwieght and laying down a lot? these are listed as risk factors - i am not much overweight though and dont lie down all the time. Any ideas? i was so desperate for it to be positive so that i could have treatment, now im back where i started - only on omeprazole as well as feeling nasty all the time. So misearable about it. I have appointment to see GP in just over a week and she suggested she might send me for endoscopy to investigate further. Justy.