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Hi, as I write this I am nearly in tears. I haven't a clue what to do. I was diagnosed with grade 2 oesophagitis in February after an endoscopy. I also have Barretts and gastritis. All of this was a bit of a shock as I don't get heartburn. I had a lump in the throat feeling and difficulty swallowing. Before I had the endoscopy I had started to feel better and felt a bit of a fraud on the day, however when I got the results I decided that taking the meds (30 mg Lansoprazole 2x per day) was the best thing to do. Things only got a tiny bit better and my GP switched me to 20mg of nexium 2x per day. This seemed to help and for the first time in months I was able to relax. I had chased around after a gastro appointment at the hospital for months and finally got one last week ( I had been having a burning sensation in my stomach ever since the endoscopy).
To cut a long story short, the GI doctor said that all my symptoms were reflux and that I had to take double the dose of nexium (40mg 2x per day) since then my symptoms have got slowly worse, and now I can't swallow food again without it hurting and sticking. My throat is bad and I have that all too familiar bitter taste in my mouth.
Has anyone else had flare ups of oesophagitis? It's really scared me because of the Barretts. I just don't know what to do now. Ideally I would like another endoscopy as I wNt to know whether these tablets are helping or making things worse. Just wondering if there were any similar stories out there with happy endings. Sometimes I feel like I don't want to go on with things not getting better Nd with the threat of cancer hanging over my head. Ironic really as this time last year I was happy as Larry. Hope there's others out there who have had similar experience and who can offer guidance.
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