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Several studies have suggested a role of BDNF in the development of schizophrenia. For example, post-mortem studies have shown significantly reduced levels of BDNF protein expression in the brain of schizophrenia patients. We investigated the relationship between reduced levels of BDNF in the brain and the regulation of prepulse inhibition (PPI), a behavioral endophenotype of schizophrenia. We used BDNF heterozygous mutant rats which display a 50% decrease of mature BDNF protein levels. Previously, we observed normal baseline PPI and responses to the dopamine D1/D2 receptor agonist, apomorphine, in these rats. Here, we focused on the effects of the NMDA receptor antagonist, MK-801, its interaction with mGluR2/3 and mGluR5 receptors, and the PPI response to serotonergic drugs. MK-801 administration caused a dose-dependent reduction of PPI and increase of startle amplitudes. Baseline PPI and the effect of 0.02-0.1mg/kg of MK-801 were not significantly altered in male or female BDNF heterozygous rats,
TY - JOUR. T1 - Startle evokes nearly identical movements in multi-jointed, two-dimensional reaching tasks. AU - Ossanna, Meilin R.. AU - Zong, Xi. AU - Ravichandran, Vengateswaran J.. AU - Honeycutt, Claire. PY - 2018/1/1. Y1 - 2018/1/1. N2 - StartReact is the ability of the startle reflex to involuntarily release a planned movement in the presence of a loud acoustic stimulus resulting in muscle activity patterns and kinematics that are tightly regulated and scaled with the intended action. Previous studies demonstrated startReacts robustness during simple single-joint reaching tasks and found no difference between startReact and voluntary movements for movement kinematics and muscle activation patterns. However, startReact has not been evaluated during multi-joint reaching movements with multiple degrees of freedom. It is unclear if startReact would evoke accurate and precise multi-joint reaching movements in an unrestricted workspace. Furthermore, if tested more rigorously, multi-joint ...
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Recent experiments pairing a startling stimulus with a simple reaction time (RT) task have shown that when participants are startled, a prepared movement was initiated earlier in comparison to...
The acoustic startle reflex (ASR), a defensive response, is a contraction of the skeletal and facial muscles in response to an abrupt, intense (> 80 db) auditory stimulus, which has been extensively...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Galantamine and donepezil attenuate pharmacologically induced deficits in prepulse inhibition in rats. AU - Hohnadel, Elizabeth. AU - Bouchard, Kristy. AU - Terry, Alvin V. PY - 2007/2/1. Y1 - 2007/2/1. N2 - Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) are currently being evaluated as adjunctive therapy for the cognitive dysfunction of schizophrenia. This core symptom of schizophrenia has often been attributed to impaired attention and abnormal sensory motor gating, features that are also found in Huntingtons Disease, autism, and several other psychiatric and neurological disorders. The ability to improve prepulse inhibition (PPI) of the acoustic startle response may predict the efficacy of compounds as cognitive enhancers. In this study, PPI was disrupted in Wistar rats in three pharmacologic models: dopamine receptor agonism by apomorphine, NMDA receptor antagonism by MK801, or muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonism by scopolamine. We then evaluated the commonly used AChEIs, ...
Gap detection or gap pre-pulse inhibition of the acoustic startle (GPIAS) has been successfully used in rat and guinea pig models of tinnitus, yet this system has proven to have low efficacy in CBA mice, with low basal GPIAS and subtle tinnitus like effects. Here, we tested five mouse strains (CBA, BalbC, CD-1, C57BL/6 and sv129) for pre-pulse inhibition and gap detection with varying interstimulus intervals (ISI) and found the that mice from a CBA genetic background had the poorest capacities of suppressing the startle response in presence of a pre-pulse or a gap. CD-1 mice displayed variable responses throughout all ISI. Interestingly, C57BL/6, sv129 and BalbC showed efficient suppression with either pre-pulses or gaps with shorter ISI. The glutamate aspartate transporter (GLAST) is expressed in support cells from the cochlea and buffers the excess of glutamate. We hypothesized that loss of GLAST function could sensitize the ear to tinnitus-inducing agents, such as salicylate. Using shorter ISI to
Several important results were obtained from the present studies. First, in accordance with many previous reports, PCP was found repeatedly to disrupt PPI (Bakshi and Geyer, 1995; Bakshi et al., 1994; Mansbach and Geyer, 1989; Swerdlow et al., 1996; Wiley, 1994; Varty and Higgins, 1994; Johansson et al., 1994b). Second, the selective alpha-1 noradrenergic antagonist prazosin prevented the PCP-induced deficit in PPI. This effect was produced by multiple prazosin doses, was observed over multiple prepulse intensities and was replicated in a second separate experiment. Finally, selective antagonists for eitheralpha-2 (RX821002), muscarinic M1 (pirenzepine) or GABA-A (pitrazepin) receptors had no effect on the disruption of PPI produced by PCP. Taken together, these results indicate strongly that the impairment of sensorimotor gating induced by PCP involves the presumably indirect activation of alpha-1 adrenergic receptors, but probably not alpha-2, M1 or GABA-A receptors.. To the best of our ...
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Several important results were obtained from the present studies. First, in accordance with many previous reports, PCP was found repeatedly to disrupt PPI (Bakshi and Geyer, 1995; Bakshi et al., 1994; Mansbach and Geyer, 1989; Swerdlow et al., 1996; Wiley, 1994; Varty and Higgins, 1994; Johansson et al., 1994b). Second, the selective alpha-1 noradrenergic antagonist prazosin prevented the PCP-induced deficit in PPI. This effect was produced by multiple prazosin doses, was observed over multiple prepulse intensities and was replicated in a second separate experiment. Finally, selective antagonists for eitheralpha-2 (RX821002), muscarinic M1 (pirenzepine) or GABA-A (pitrazepin) receptors had no effect on the disruption of PPI produced by PCP. Taken together, these results indicate strongly that the impairment of sensorimotor gating induced by PCP involves the presumably indirect activation of alpha-1 adrenergic receptors, but probably not alpha-2, M1 or GABA-A receptors.. To the best of our ...
Background: Reduced prepulse inhibition (PPI) of the auditory startle reflex is a hallmark feature of attention-processing deficits in patients with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Recent evidence suggests that these deficits may also be present before the onset of psychosis in individuals at ultra-high risk (UHR) and become progressively worse as psychosis develops. We conducted a longitudinal follow-up study to observe the development of PPI over time in UHR adolescents and healthy controls. Methods: Two-year follow-up data of PPI measures were compared between UHR adolescents and a matched control group of typically developing individuals. Results: We included 42 UHR adolescents and 32 matched controls in our study. Compared with controls, UHR individuals showed reduced PPI at both assessments. Clinical improvement in UHR individuals was associated with an increase in PPI parameters. Limitations: A developmental increase in startle magnitude partially confined the interpretation ...
Some of the symptoms of schizophrenia such as hallucinations and delusions cannot be assessed easily in animals. For other abnormalities such as cognitive dysfunction and affective symptoms, some proxy measures have been developed to test animals. For example, prepulse inhibition and latent inhibition are commonly used to detect attention-related deficits, whereas PST and TST can indicate a depression-related phenotype. Recently reported DISC1 transgenics or mutants exhibit some abnormalities consistent with a schizophrenia phenotype (Table 1). For example, strain 31L has a predominant mood disorder-like phenotype with reduced Pde4b activity, whereas the 100P strain shows profound deficits in prepulse inhibition and latent inhibition (Clapcote et al., 2007). However, neither 129 mice with spontaneous Disc1 truncation (Koike et al., 2006, Ishizuka et al., 2007) nor DN-DISC1 mice using an ectopic (Hikida et al., 2007) or inducible promoter (Pletnikov et al., 2008) display significant changes in ...
Recent evidence suggests that prepulse inhibition (PPI) levels relate to executive function possibly by a prefrontal cortex (PFC) dopamine (DA) link. We explored the effects of enhanced PFC DA signaling by the nonstimulant catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitor tolcapone, on PPI and working memory of subjects homozygous for the Val (low PFC DA) and the Met (high PFC DA) alleles of the COMT Val158Met polymorphism. Twelve Val/Val and eleven Met/Met healthy male subjects entered the study. Tolcapone 200 mg was administered in two weekly sessions, according to a balanced, crossover, double-blind, placebo-controlled design. PPI was assessed with 5 dB and 15 dB above background prepulses, at 30-, 60-, and 120 ms prepulse-pulse intervals. Subjects also underwent the n-back and the letter-number sequencing (LNS) tasks. PPI was lower in the Val/Val compared to the Met/Met group in the placebo condition. Tolcapone increased PPI significantly in the Val/Val group and tended to have the opposite effect in
Long-term neurological complications, termed sequelae, can result from viral encephalitis, which are not well understood. In human survivors, alphavirus encephalitis can cause severe neurobehavioral changes, in the most extreme cases, a schizophrenic-like syndrome. In the present study, we aimed to adapt an animal model of alphavirus infection survival to study the development of these long-term neurological complications. Upon low-dose infection of wild-type C57B/6 mice, asymptomatic and symptomatic groups were established and compared to mock-infected mice to measure general health and baseline neurological function, including the acoustic startle response and prepulse inhibition paradigm. Prepulse inhibition is a robust operational measure of sensorimotor gating, a fundamental form of information processing. Deficits in prepulse inhibition manifest as the inability to filter out extraneous sensory stimuli. Sensory gating is disrupted in schizophrenia and other mental disorders, as well as
Introduction: There is now general awareness that treatment with proton pump inhibitors (ppi) may cause moderate rises in circulating concentrations of gastrin and/or chromogranin A (CgA), thus decreasing the specificity of these markers in the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Due to their high efficacy, proton pump inhibitors (ppi) are one of the most frequently prescribed classes of drugs worldwide. Several studies in various countries report that 30% or more of in-patients have been prescribed ppi. Patients who are suspected of having a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) often have gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms for which ppi are prescribed and therefore they may be already taking ppi when their first blood sample is assayed for NET markers. We previously encountered a case of extreme rise in CgA which flagged the possibility of a NET, but was later shown to be due to ppi therapy alone. We present CgA and gastrin data in relation to ppi therapy and withdrawal for this patient. In order to ...
This issue, if you look at it properly has not been created by consumers, it has been created by the firms that shouldnt have sold the product to unsuspecting people in the first place! Like it or not consumers do not have time to investigate what they had that may have been miss-sold however long ago let alone remember what they previously had now they have moved on to mortgage, loan or credit card number 6, 7, 8 or 9 over the last 10 years! Enter the claims management companies who have jumped on the bandwagon to help consumers regain what is rightfully theirs whilst taking a nice healthy slice of the pie in the process. If the banks and product providers want this over and done with, then they should have to go through their records on what THEY have miss-sold and just give it back to the consumer. There is nothing about this that is fair on people who have genuinely through no fault of their own been sold a product that they didnt need in the first place, yet they are the ones who are ...
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如果上述评估检查后吞咽困难仍然存在,应该行经验性治疗,内镜下食管扩张术是常用的治疗手段,尽管目前关于内镜下食管扩张术疗效的评估是相互矛盾的[13-16]。食管高敏感性可能是食管功能性吞咽困难重要原因,但是目前仅有有限的数据支持使用抗抑郁药物及其他神经调节药物;在临床实践中,这种治疗方法是有效的,因此可能同时伴有其他食管功能症状[17-19]。如果患者有GERD症状,应该给予PPI治疗[5]。对于伴有吞咽困难的患者,在针对食管体部检查没有明确病因时,应该再次检查患者口咽部以排除口咽部病变的肯能性。除此之外,吞咽困难的诊断及治疗方案仍有局限性,应重点加强患者适当饮食及咀嚼技巧方面的教育[19,20]。下图列举关于内镜检查阴性的吞咽困难处理方法。. ...
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JL13 [5-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-8-chloro-pyrido[2,3-b][1,5] benzoxazepine fumarate] is a substance with a close structural resemblance to clozapine. However, it is less sensitive to oxidation and may therefore have less hematological side effects. In the present study, JL13 was compared with clozapine and haloperidol in several animal models for schizophrenia. The paw test represents a screening model for antipsychotic drugs that can discriminate between drugs with extrapyramidal side effects and drugs without. Haloperidol increased both forelimb retraction time and hindlimb retraction time (HRT), whereas both clozapine and JL13 increased only HRT. In the prepulse inhibition paradigm, all three drugs reversed the apomorphine- and the amphetamine-induced disruption of prepulse inhibition. However, whereas haloperidol was equally effective against both dopaminergic drugs, JL13 and clozapine were more effective against amphetamine. Finally, only JL13 was able to increase prepulse inhibition in ...
Also known as Startle Disease, this extrapyramidal and movement disorder causes children to freeze when startled, sometimes even slightly. It can be confused with some forms of epilepsy.
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Conservative therapies for post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI) are often the initial therapy offered to patients after radical prostatectomy. Lifestyle modifications have been shown to have some...
A method and neurostimulation system of providing therapy to a patient is provided. At least one electrode is placed in contact with tissue of a patient. A sub-threshold, hyperpolarizing, conditioning pre-pulse (e.g., an anodic pulse) is conveyed from the electrode(s) to render a first region of the tissue (e.g., dorsal root fibers) less excitable to stimulation, and a depolarizing stimulation pulse (e.g., a cathodic pulse) is conveyed from the electrode(s) to stimulate a second different region of the tissue (e.g., dorsal column fibers). The conditioning pre-pulse has a relatively short duration (e.g., less than 200 μs).
When ovariectomized females were tested with allopregnanolone alone here also reduced CRF enahnced startle reaction.. In another set of experiments the researchers discovered that lactating female rats with high natural progesterone were markedly lower CRF-enhanced startle responses compared to virgin females with intact ovaries. The results of theses initial experiments revealed the conclusion that progesterone […]. ...
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ABSTRACT BLAST-INDUCED TINNITUS: A COMBINED BEHAVIORAL, MEMRE, AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY STUDY by JESSICA OUYANG May 2014 Advisor: Drs. Steve Cala & Jinsheng Zhang Major: Physiology Degree: Doctor of Philosophy Tinnitus and hearing loss are the frequent auditory-related co-morbidities of blast trauma. The etiology of blast-induced tinnitus is also muddled by brain mechanisms associated with emotional and cognitive problems such as anxiety, memory loss, and depression. We set out to develop a realistic and ecologically valid model to address changes of cognitive status and psychological state that are associated with blast- induced tinnitus. In this study, 19 adult rats were randomly divided into the sham group (n=6) and the blast group (n=13). Blast exposure (14 psi) was conducted via a shock wave tube to expose the left ears of the rats in the blast group, and a sham exposure was conducted to the rats in the sham group. Blast-induced tinnitus was evaluated with gap detection and pre-pulse inhibition (PPI)
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The most common physiological response measured to gauge FPS response in humans is eyeblink, or the reflexive act of blinking. Currently, the most widely accepted/used means with which to measure the eyeblink reflex is by using a technology called electromyographic recording (EMG). EMG provides eyeblink rate data by measuring and recording activity of the eyelid muscles using two electrodes. In order to obtain an optimal reading, the persons skin must be cleaned, dried, and covered with a thin layer of electrode gel in only the spots where the measures will be taken; one electrode is placed in the center of the persons forehead above the nose, and two recording electrodes are placed directly underneath the eye, approximately two centimeters apart. The participant should be looking forward for the duration of data collection. If noises are used as the catalyst for the FPS response in a study (acoustic startle), the volume must be both controlled and reported, as noises around 50/60 Hz can ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The role of Akt-GSK-3β signaling and synaptic strength in phencyclidine-induced neurodegeneration. AU - Lei, Gang. AU - Xia, Yan. AU - Johnson, Kenneth M.. PY - 2008/5. Y1 - 2008/5. N2 - N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists such as phencyclidine (PCP) can induce positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia in humans and related effects in rodents. PCP treatment of developing rats induces apoptotic neurodegeneration and behavioral deficits later in life that mimic some symptoms of schizophrenia. The precise mechanism of PCP-induced neural degeneration is unknown. This study used selective antagonists, siRNA, and Western analysis to investigate the role of the Akt-glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) pathway in PCP-induced neuronal apoptosis in both neuronal culture and postnatal day 7 rats. PCP administration in vivo and in vitro reduced the phosphorylation of AktSer427 and GSK-3βSer9, decreasing Akt activity and increasing GSK-3β activity. The alteration of ...
Background:. Pakistan was placed on the grey list by the FATF in June last year for failing to curb anti-terror financing. It has been scrambling in recent months to avoid being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations by the Paris-based FATF, a measure that officials here fear could further hurt its economy.. About FATF:. What is it? The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 on the initiative of the G7. It is a "policy-making body" which works to generate the necessary political will to bring about national legislative and regulatory reforms in various areas. The FATF Secretariat is housed at the OECD headquarters in Paris.. Objectives: The objectives of the FATF are to set standards and promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the ...
Abstract: The serotonergic system in the brain plays a major role in mood and anxiety regulation when exposed to stress. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of Sertraline administration in coping with stress using the behavioural paradigms of the acoustic startle reflex (ASR) and its prepulse inhibition (PPI) in both sexes. Wistar rats were divided into two groups: intact animals and exposed to restraint stress (RS) 3 times per day during 7 days, which were then subdivided into three other groups: injected with Sertraline (5 mg/kg/day) or the drug vehicle saline for 8 consecutive days, and non-injected. ASR and PPI values were analyzed along 4 sessions to determine behavioral changes. Upon it, we also determine the effects of acute immobilization stress analyzing physiological stress indicators in blood. Our data show sex differences in response to stress paradigms. RS affected more intensely males than females, disturbing the males growth and the long-term startle ...
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Hyperekplexia (startle disease) is a rare non-epileptic disorder characterised by an exaggerated persistent startle reaction to unexpected auditory, somatosensory and visual stimuli, generalised muscular rigidity, and nocturnal myoclonus. The genetic basis is a mutation usually of the arginine residue 271 leading to neuronal hyperexcitability by impairing glycinergic inhibition. Hyperekplexia is usually familial, most often autosomal dominant with complete penetrance and variable expression. It can present in fetal life as abnormal intrauterine movements, or later at any time from the neonatal period to adulthood. Early manifestations include abnormal responses to unexpected auditory, visual, and somatosensory stimuli such as sustained tonic spasm, exaggerated startle response, and fetal posture with clenched fists and anxious stare. The tonic spasms may mimic generalised tonic seizures, leading to apnoea and death. Consistent generalised flexor spasm in response to tapping of the nasal bridge ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Parishin C attenuates phencyclidine-induced schizophrenia-like psychosis in mice. T2 - Involvements of 5-HT1A receptor. AU - Shin, Eun Joo. AU - Whang, Wan Kyunn. AU - Kim, Sungun. AU - Bach, Jae Hyung. AU - Kim, Jin Man. AU - Nguyen, Xuan Khanh Thi. AU - Lan Nguyen, Thuy Ty. AU - Jung, Bae Dong. AU - Yamada, Kiyofumi. AU - Nabeshima, Toshitaka. AU - Kim, Hyoung Chun. PY - 2010/9/7. Y1 - 2010/9/7. N2 - Parishin C, a major component of Gastrodia elata B LUME (GE), was purified from GE. Because GE modulates the serotonergic system and the 5-HT1A receptor is an important therapeutic target of schizophrenia, we examined whether parishin C affects phencyclidine-induced abnormal behaviors in mice. Phencyclidine-induced abnormal behaviors were significantly ameliorated by parishin C. These effects were reversed by WAY 100635, a 5-HT1A-receptor antagonist. Consistently, parishin C showed high affinity at 5-HT1A receptor as well as a 5-HT1A-agonist activity in a 8-OH-DPAT-stimulated [35 ...
Rationale: Aspects of schizophrenia, including deficits in sensorimotor gating, have been linked to glutamate dysfunction and/or oxidative stress in the prefrontal cortex. System xc −, a cystine-glutamate antiporter, is a poorly understood mechanism that contributes to both cellular antioxidant capacity and glutamate homeostasis. Objectives: Our goal was to determine whether increased system xc − activity within the prefrontal cortex would normalize a rodent measure of sensorimotor gating. Methods: In situ hybridization was used to map messenger RNA (mRNA) expression of xCT, the active subunit of system xc −, in the prefrontal cortex. Prepulse inhibition was used to measure sensorimotor gating; deficits in prepulse inhibition were produced using phencyclidine (0.3-3 mg/kg, sc). N-Acetylcysteine (10-100 μM) and the system xc − inhibitor (S)-4-carboxyphenylglycine (CPG, 0.5 μM) were used to increase and decrease system xc − activity, respectively. The uptake of 14C-cystine into tissue punches
Cogent evidence points to the involvement of neurosteroids in the regulation of dopamine (DA) neurotransmission and signaling, yet the neurobiological bases of this link remain poorly understood. We previously showed that inhibition of 5α-reductase (5αR), a key neurosteroidogenic enzyme, attenuates the sensorimotor gating deficits induced by DA receptor activation, as measured by the prepulse inhibition (PPI) of the acoustic startle reflex. To extend these findings, the present study was aimed at the assessment of the role of other key neurosteroidogenic enzymes in PPI, such as 17α-hydroxylase/C17,20 lyase (CYP17A1), 3α- and 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD), in Sprague-Dawley rats. The PPI deficits induced by the DAergic non-selective agonist apomorphine (APO, 0.25 mg/kg, SC) were dose-dependently attenuated by the selective CYP17A1 inhibitor abiraterone (ABI, 10-50 mg/kg, IP) in a fashion akin to that of the 5αR inhibitor finasteride (FIN, 100 mg/kg, IP). These systemic effects were ...
Calcineurin (CN), a calcium- and calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase, plays a significant role in the central nervous system. Previously, we reported that forebrain-specific CN knockout mice (CN mutant mice) have impaired working memory. To further analyze the behavioral effects of CN deficiency, we subjected CN mutant mice to a comprehensive behavioral test battery. Mutant mice showed increased locomotor activity, decreased social interaction, and impairments in prepulse inhibition and latent inhibition. In addition, CN mutant mice displayed an increased response to the locomotor stimulating effects of MK-801. Collectively, the abnormalities of CN mutant mice are strikingly similar to those described for schizophrenia. We propose that alterations affecting CN signaling could comprise a contributing factor in schizophrenia pathogenesis.. ...
... safety cues and a insufficiency in the extinction of dread cues are increasingly regarded as important biological markers of Posttraumatic Tension Disorder (PTSD). females (20 PTSD+ 21 PTSD?) recruited from Grady Memorial Medical center in Atlanta GA. We utilized a Move/NoGo method with useful magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) within a high-resolution 3T scanning device. Participants had been instructed to press a key whenever an "X" or "O" made an appearance on the display screen however not if a crimson square made an appearance behind the notice. Individuals were assessed for stress history and PTSD analysis and completed a fear-potentiated startle and extinction paradigm. Results We found stronger activation in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) in traumatized subjects without PTSD compared to those with PTSD in the NoGo greater than Proceed contrast condition. Activation in the vmPFC was negatively correlated ...
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I had H pylori for 2 months and on a scale from 1 to 10 doc said my gastritis was moderately severe a 6.5... doc prescribed me antibiotics and later confirmed that the infection was eradicated, he told me to try and not depend too much on PPI because latter on its difficult to get off them. its been almost 3 months since the breath test confirmed the eradication, but I had had the symptoms (to a minor degree) on and off. some weeks I feel almost 100% but then some weeks the bloating and heartburn returns, Im not sure but I think that the symptoms are returning with less frequency, which I think is a good thing. the only thing is that I think that Im not eating 100% healthy and also too much food as well My question is: is it normal to still have on and off symptoms after 3 months? I just want to return back to normal ...