Possible Oesophagitis

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Doctor thinks I have Oesophagitis. Last couple of days I've developed painful swallowing.

Does this mean I have Barrett's or will get it? I'm terrified. Please any feedback would be appreciated.

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    Many of us here swear by DGL. It usually start working within a couple of days (swallowing easier etc.)
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    Dear dani barrets oesephigus i believe happens over a period of time, i shouldnt worry by you having a bout of oesophagitis, i had it once and gastits too on a seperate occasion. I would only worry if it kept happening but then would say to request regular endoscophys x
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    Thanks for the quick response. I'm having an endoscopy in a weeks time. I've read and read on Google (bad idea) that odynophagia is an alarm symptom of Gerd so I went into panic mode.

    Is issues with swallowing a common symptom? Does it necessarily mean something sinister has happened?

    I'm 25 by the way.

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      Dear Danni it will affect your swallowing to a certain extent, my chest felt on fire when i had it and was extremely painfull, an endoscophy is the best thing to have, it will probably take a while to totally clear up as it did for me and try not to read too much on the internet!
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      Hi. Yes I'm having chest pain too. The chest pain gets worse whilst swallowing too.

      I've heard it takes a while. I guess I'm wondering how bad it is in there. Guess that's the doctors job to find out.

      Appreciate the quick replies though. Thanks.

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      I was put on omeprezole and zantac but being on omeprezole for too long can cause side effects like really gassy stomach, i just avoided coffee tea and alcohol and things like chocolate, i have a mild hiatas hernia so i think this didnt help, i still get heartburn now and then but havent had a flare up since. I also have bed raised so i dont get reflux at night and try not to eat late at night, fatty foods will make it worse too x
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      Yes when i had the bad pain i was really worried if it was causing damage but thankfully the endoscophy didnt show anything bad,
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      That's good to hear. Can you describe the chest pain? Was it burning or more stabbing? Also when you experienced Oesophagitis did you have pain swallowing?
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      Thanku, I too was put on omeprazole and zantac, but my throat still hurts, I get horse sometimes and I also have the hiatas hernia 3cm. I go in this morning for another endoscopy. I am scared of getting cancer. I dont eat spicy or fatty foods and I stay away from alcohol. How long can mess camaflouge the problem. My entire said I should look into having surgery
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      Dear tata that good you steer clear of foods and drink that can make prob worse, i do eat and drink things that prob i shouldnt, that gd you have endoscophy it is the best thing to see what is going on x
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      The pain was burning but at the height of it, it felt like it was going right through me it was quite painfull!!, it did affect swallowing to a certain extent im not sure if it was painful though but i suppose it depends where the inflammation is and how bad
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      Hi have just seen your post, I am back on here again as today I have the sore throat and chest feeling and like a lot of people of here have had GERD for a number of years. I have been on esomeprazole for 9 years and since January the chest pains are worse. All tests come back clear, my GP will not give me another endoscope as I have had one in the last 7 years and she say's nothing will have happened !!! Like you I cannot describe the pain sometimes it is really sharp and sometimes burning and stabbing, but the one I hate the most is the sore hoarse feeling down between my breasts which feels as if the inside is raw a bit like when you have chest infection with lots of coughing, which I do not have. Like you I worry about barretts, but my GP does not seem bothered so what do you I do. Luckily I do not have the pain when swallowing unless of course I am greedy and eat bread too quickly. Try not to worry until next week, easier said than done, but as I always say, I am not being sick, no blood from anywhere and not losing weight so things must be ok. Take care
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      Hi, young at heart, I have the same issues, I had an endoscopy in february, and since then I feel that I have gotten worse. My gastroenterologist wouldn't do another endoscopy so I found me another gastroenterologist who did an endoscopy yesterday, and found some abnormalities. I am waiting on biopsy results. Very scared its going to be bad news
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