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i have gerd, esophagitis (dr. Says mild but a recent scope-based pathologyreport stated " chronic moderate reflux esophagitis" and a small hiatal hernia.
I have had had severe depression for months over this. it began with the realization that this is a chronic disease for which there are no acceptable options ( medications don't fix it but destroy my kidneys instead,for which I already have some concerns as they no longer seem to function at 100%).
surgery is scary, has A significant mortality rate and everyone tells me "this is just a last resort, is your gerd THAT bad?).
My family wants to me snap back to my former self just by accepting the risk of my condition. My mind doesn't work like this as it is extremely averse to risk and I literally walk in fear and depression every minute of my day.
I took ppis for a month to heal to esophagitis but I still got heartburn and symptoms.I don't know whether the esophagitis healed or not, but I stopped the PPiS because i completed the 4 weeks, they were not helping symptoms and i have a follow up on the kidneys soon.
I am terrified of my condition progressing to barrets.
what are the odds, with my characteristics ?
43 yo female, small hiatal hernia, mild-moderate esophagitis, no info about ph or mannometry yet. Just the dr. Telling me it's "mild"and wanting me to just take meds and live with it.
I want to tell him to run these tests, hopefully he will agree.
What at percentage of gerd sufferers with mild esophagitis develop Barretts?.
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