Oesophagitis curable?

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Hi all.

Is the condition cureable?

Apart from meds how can one help themselves diet and lifestyle wise?

How to minimise the chest pains?

Also i enjoy desert now and then. What is safe to have?

Thank u.

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    I would describe the condition as mangeable. There is a surgical option available.

    For me I take the meds and it manges them extremely well. I have tried all the other stuff an nothing works for me because my body generates way too much acid which only medication can control. 

    Thanks to the meds I can virtually eat what I want. I do avoid certain foods like acidic drinks which I know will aggrevate it. Everyone is different, so you need to findout what are you triggers. I enjoy being pain free and think Lanzoprozole is the best thing since sliced bread.

    if you are worried about the meds ask yourself this question, I assume you drive. Why do you drive a car? i ssay this because cars kill and injure people every day but no one calls for us to stop using them or ban them, but in reality they are lethal machines. A PPI never killed anyone and some may say, as I do, that its as important as my car because it enables me to lead a normal life, whats not to like. 

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      Yes but often they put you on a PPI for 8 weeks to see if the symptoms go away, if they do, a follow up is an endoscopy, I always have mine sedated so you know nothing confirms the diagnosis 
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      I wasnt diagnose with it. I have been on ppis since last december. My chest pains are changing but not getting better.

      Endoscopy didnt find it. Only found reactive changes with mild iritationspongiosis and mild basal cell hyperplasia. I was told nothing to worry about.

      40mg a day omeprazole stopped working.

      Now on 30mg lanzoprasole and not sure if its doing lots.

      I havent found triggers cis what is ok today makes me ill tomorrow.

      I gotta sleep in chair or ill reflux in the night.

      All this started when i went cold turkey on smoking.

      Im scared that inside it progressed to something worse.

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      was on it only a few months. After a follow up endoscopy the gastro said my Barretts was negligible and took me off all meds. I was supposed to go for follow up endoscopy in august 2016 but didnt. now i am fighting a bad flare up sjogren's syndrome  so endocopy on back burner.

      ?I do burp violently a lot and get loads of abdominal pains after eating (probably gastritis...i have chronic) and get a burning tongue and back of throat when not eaten for a few hours ...so i really should get my endoscopy done....  

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      my barretts was mininal on 2nd endoscopy (down from 3 cm columnar) so i dont know if it can really be cured. a very knowledgable person on here named Barretts Wessex said...'doesnt go away ..just gets covered up by ordinary espohagus cells'

      Gaviscon Advance at bedtime helped with reflux in my sleep which was causing me to wake up choking during the night. I still sleep with head and chest raised.

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      Do u get chest pains? Were diagnosed with barrettes when yr acid reflux symptoms showed or u been a reflux sufferer for long time?
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      i used to get horrendous chest pains and upper back pains (felt like trapped gas and couldnt burp) and  the constant stomach pains made me to go to the gastrologist. Had endoscopy 2 weeks later and told i had Barretts, esophagitis ,chronic gastritis and put on Pariet.(plus other meds like duspatalin retarde, Fixit etc).Like magic all symptons cleared up and i started to burp. I never had hearburn even then. I beleive burping is common for all GERD sufferers.

      ?since comnig off all the meds the chest pains do come but i immediately take Eno's Fruitsalts and burp the pain away...if pain persists i take more of the Eno's. ..usually takes care of it 


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