Barrets osaphagus. Constant pains in my lungs

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Hi there I am 30 ywars old. I have barrets osaphagus. And I am just seing if anybody has these symptoms or if barrets osaphagus would cause these.

I have pains in my lungs all the time and chest .really sharp at times when breath in .and when breath in feel like they have bubbles on them .constant sore throat and always clearing mucus/Flem from my throat. But lately when I breath my lungs feel weird and always have pains. Doctor had a listen to them briefly and said they sounded OK. Worried about lung cancer etc

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    Hi,

    I've had weird chest pains that didn't feel like indigestion but was concerned it could be my heart. Went to ER but Dr didnt think it was heart. Had tests and all that. He did say it was likly my reflux. I don't think there's a symptom I haven't had and there are lots and lots of varying symptoms. I haven't been diagnosed specifically with Barrets tho. But I have had the chest pain plus all the other symptoms you mentioned.

    Have you had a chest Xray or any scans etc. Usually with lung cancer I think you cough up blood a lot.

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      Same here...all the same symptoms. Did a bunch of heart related test plus gastroscopy and so far it's just acid reflux.

      Sometimes is hard to believe that acid reflux can cause so many symptoms and bring v stressed makes it worse.

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      I know. I can't believe how many symptoms I have from this disease... symptoms that seem so unrelated to reflux. It's confusing to me now to try and figure out whether it really is from reflux, or something else. It's like if I have a pain in my big toe..it's reflux. Getting so tired and fed up with it all.

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      Hi carol that kaine for reply. I've not had a lung x ray in about 12 months. Yea it's just hard to believe if it is acid .why have a constant cough and pains. And feel uncomfortable well .but thanks for reply.

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    If you are not a smoker you can put lung cancer right out of your mind. Even then at 30 it would be very unlikely. 

    Has Barrett's esophagus  actually been confirmed if so what treatment are you having?

    If you don't already you should raise the head of your bed with bricks. Sleeping with your head raised may help prevent the acid in your stomach from flowing up into the esophagus.

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      Hi Derek yes barrets has been confirmed .I have had it for 5 years now .I am a non smoker.

      I take omeprazole 20 mg twice a day .and I already property my head up at night 6 inch .thanks for reply.

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    The symptoms are not of Barrett's (which is asymptomatic) but may be due to extra-oesophageal reflux (commonly called "LPR" ) which is an extension of the reflux that paid a part in creating your Barrett's.

    Do visit the free book / website: www DownWithAcid org uk and read the chapters on Extra-oesophageal reflux and ENT in the Other related conditions section.

    Although it's possible to develop pneumnia etc from LPR, it's highly unlikely you'll develop lung cancer.

    You need to reduce the reflux if possible. I had years of chest 'conditions' (mainly coughing fits that could last 2 hours and render me almost unconscious) prio to reflux reduction surgery (fundoplication).

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      Thank you for reply. I am thinking of going a+e for chest x ray maybe .as like what you said I have constant cough .I just don't no where to go with it anymore. Constant chest and lungs pain. Food gets stuck when eating .hard to pass it down my throat and always feel unwell. Just hard to believe if it is this how barretts and acid could make you feel like this.as when I have ever seen specialist or doctor most of them say barrets wouldn't make you feel like that .

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    Dean   you know your own body, if you feel this way then u must be your own detective and go to a pulmonary doctor and check it out....Wish you luck  liz
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      If he is in the UK and reliant on the NHS he cannot just go to a pulmonary doctor. He would need his GP to agree to his need for it and then probably go on a long waiting list.
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