please tell me this isnt true.

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I read a comment where someone said alot of young people die from complications with acid reflux ger, young or old is this true? I have only had it for a year now this week, but im so worried.

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    No! How old are you? Im 22 and been suffering for 8 months
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      Yeah I realized that after hitting reply. Are you sure its acid reflux? Have you done the endoscopy and biopsy?
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      Yes i did one in may , it came back as slightly irrated but its very mild he told me to "cut the crap" eat diffrentley i didnt need the pills then they said i get it again because i stopped taking the pills im going to a new gi next week hopefully she can tell me what is not working.
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      Im waiting to do the endoscopy and biopsy! Should I be scared? What do I expect? I'm very stressed about it rolleyes
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      Hi

      I had a endoscopy and biopsy August, I was really stressed about like you as didn't know what to expect but the staff were lovely and it wasn't as bad a I thought, small tip "have the anaesthetic " they will give you a choice to have it or not. It's very quick only 2 minutes.

      It's over before you know it.

      Good luck xx

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      Dont be!! Im so anxious i asked a million questions but the anesthesiologist was very nice and before i knew it was out and i woke up and everything was good. A little froggy after but it went smoothly.
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      Thanks! I feel much better now. I am mostly scared about the results but all doctors said not be worried as its nothing serious, but somehow it doesn't make me feel any better!

      If I take the anesthetic will I still know what is happening or I will be completely asleep?

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      When I had mine I wasn't completely out of it but to be honest I didn't really know what was going on, I was talking lots then before I knew it I was feeling very relaxed and nice!

      Please don't worry about the results as like your doctor said it won't be anything serious. X

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      Do not worry. Follow the instructions. Do not let them use that drug to empty your stomach. I have heard it has side effects. Not sure, of course. They usually tell you not to eat for several hours before the endoscopy instead of using that drug to empty the stomach, which is better.

      You should not be scared. Even (in the worst case) Barrett's can be removed. Don't worry. But I hope you do not have that.

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    That's the first I've heard of that and I've had it for about 2yrs and im 34. To be honest I'm not sure how true that is.
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    You must keep things in context.

    Frequent reflux of acid and bile into the oesophagus can cause permanent damage = Barrett's oesophagus.

    About 1 person in 100 has Barrett's but only one in ten of them know it.

    Barrett's Oesophagus has the ability to mutate through stages of dys[lasia to cancer. Over a period of 20 years, there is a 5% chance of developing the cancer if the pre-cancerous condition hasn't been identified.

    Those with Barrett's should receive regular surveillance every couple of years to check it shows no signs of mutation. If dysplasia is found, the affected cells may be removed using radio frequency ablation.

    We must identify those with Barrett's to prevent deaths from cancer. Waiting until symptoms of the cancer are observed is too late.

    I've had reflux problems all my life. I'm now 68 and know I've had Barrett's at least 22 years. Mine hasn't changed and I'm sure I'll still have it when I die - of something unrelated.

     

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      Hi Barrett's. I'm going for an endoscopy. Having difficulty swallowing, after swallowimg the naseau comes. Then there's a pain in my back. I'm afraid it's Barrett's. I was on omeprazole, then dexilant, felt better then discontinued the meds till I felt bad. Now it's back with a vengeance. Feeling so nauseous. Never felt this bad
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    I have never read about that, but keep in mind your only cure is eating food that does not trigger your personal problems so the best way is to eliminate any food that could be creating the problem and one by one put them back in your diet to see which ones are hurting you. Medication gives you immediate help just 25-50% of the time but eating better is the only cure.  Their is many books and articles about this but to start with eliminate Gluten and Dairy and go from there.
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    hi karen, acid refulx seems to be a problem for many whether they are aware of what's causing the issue or not. mostly an issue for older folks >40. however, it's very treatable. don't worry be happy.

     

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