I'm having an EDG in a couple of days. I was supposed to come back 2 years ago. The acid river (as I call It), has gotten worse and I get chocked on food sometimes. Do you think I've done more damage to my esophogas?
When I was diagnosed with Barrett's during an endoscopic exam and after being diagnosed with H. Pylori, I had to have a follow-up endo in one year. They didn't find any change in the cells. The next follow-up is in 3 years.
I hope you are on a proton pump inhibitor like Prevacid or Prilosec. Prevacid works for me and sometimes I have to take Hycosamine (sp?).
The acid can cause damage, so please don't change your Endo appt. This disease is nothing to fool with. There are so many things I can't eat.
Stress activates more acid and I am sure you are nervous about the exam.
Before I was diagnosed, I started choking on food - I was eating too fast. Now I sit there at the dinner table and eat slow and everyone just stares at me cause they wolfed down there food.
I wish you luck and let me know how it goes.
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