Hard time controling GURD w/ Barrett's
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|Mon, 09-27-2010 - 10:20am|
I was diagnosed with Barrett's(sp) and a heital hernia July 2010. In May my dr put me on Nexium & it was awful. I had the scope in July and received my diagnosis. I was put on dexalaunt(sp) for four weeks and it did nothing. I was put on Prevesid (prescription strength) 1x a day. I've been on it for 5 weeks now. It seemed to help, although I have not been 100% yet. Last week I ate something that should have been fine and had bad reflux and have not been better since. I ate homemade stir fry with carrots, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, soy sauce, chicken broth and dry ginger over noodles.
The whole Barrett's diagnosis has me freaked out. I know I would be better if I could control my symptoms, when I was starting to feel better I was much more relaxed. I have been afraid to get on the net and research because I am fearful of what I would find. I'm afraid I won't ever get it under control.
My symptoms are sore throat, chest pain, pain in upper stomach & sometimes a scratchy voice.
My dr office told me to take things like xantac, tagamat, pepsid ect to control symptoms. None seem to work so far.
I have no idea what foods are my triggers, except the items in the stirfry, but while I was feeling better I had some raw carrots and celery and was fine.
Should recovery time from a 'bad food' take over a week?
I'm not even sure what else I should ask. My dr office said wait till I feel better then try introducing other foods. but it seems some of the OK food are bad for me...? I have the head of my bed raised. I have been avoiding high fat foods and have lost 15 lbs (I did not need to lose weight, I am almost too thin now) I eat small meals often and feel hungry most of the day, especially when I don't eat for at least 3 hours before bed.
I read a book from the library that said things like dried fruit, apples can be bad too. I am afraid to eat just about anything.
I have a doctors appt in mid October. This is the first I will see the doctor after my scope in July. I only talk to the nurse. Should I seek out another doctor. I think my condition deserves more attention than a few fliers and a chat or two with a nurse, am I over reacting?
Any advice Thanks for reading my ramblings....
Edited 9/27/2010 10:37 am ET by bethro00