Hi there, I just came across some information which links heightened stomach acid to h. pylori & specifically mentions Betaine HCL as an antagonist of the bug. As fate would have it I just finished a course of flagyl which I took somewhat reluctantly to treat a bacterial infection in my gut (the name escapes me) & the h. pylori simultaneously. Does anyone know whether I could have potentially countered the possible positive effects of the treatment? I feel mildly improved - 5-10% in energy & overall sense of wellbeing - but I've heard h. pylori can be very persistent so I worry it may be fleeting. The flagyl was also to target "small numbers" of b. hominis however I was advised that if I didn't feel "100%" after the flagyl then I was to do the triple therapy to treat this. I feel inclined to do this regardless of my small gain as I've heard b. hominis is extremely resilient & I suspect I only have low numbers of it due to my strict dietary regimen, fasts & parasite cleanses that I've done over the years. I also was wondering if anyone has any advice on how long I should wait to start the 10-day course triple therapy after finishing the flagyl? Appreciate any feedback. Cheers.