Barretts osphagus and fibromyalgia

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hi everyone . I am 31 years old had Barretts for about 8 years and also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia a year ago . I am having constant throat problems and chest pain .and also constant body pain all over . but as I am that depressed with it all .I have started drinking a few bottles of beer a day which I no is stupid and foolish . I am sick of dealing with acid reflux and feeling s**t and have g other conditions . anxiety . depression . but since having the beers my throat has gotten really bad .and now I am scared I could of got something and made my Barretts worse .does anybody else on here who has Barretts have a few bottles of beer now and then or is everyone t total .

I am not helping myself but also need help .

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    Hi dean

    Alcohol is supposed to be worst thing for acid reflux, are you on any ppi at moment, what have you been talking for barratts for eight years, I have been suffering reflux for past year and half and ppi don't help me much

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      hi there .see the things is I no it's bad for me .but I am.that fed up with things I go have a beer .but in the long run it's not good for me .

      I have taking 40mg of omepraxole for the past 7 years .still currently take them .I enjoy a pint .but I no i shouldn't .

      but sometimes.i think.a few beers in moderation carnt be that bad

      my grandad has Barretts for 40 years .he was an alcoholic . he sadly passed away last year at 73 with esophageal cancer

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      Sorry to hear that, it must be really hard for you to cope with, but a couple of beers is a very long way from being an alcohol, would you try counselling, we all know the risks of reflux, seems correct diet is most important, have you had to have yearly endoscopy
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      yea he drank every day. at nights .

      yea I enjoy a few beers .I do try to eat healthy tho .I have a good diet most of the time .yea I have a endoscopy every 2 years .to keep an eye on things .I have had counselling in the past . just struggle keeping up with things .and go of the path all the time

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      Really Hope things improve for you and that you find peace of mind, let's hope a cure is found for this horrible disease

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