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Quote victor1 Replybullet Topic: First time diagnosis of barretts
    Posted: 07 Jul 2009 at 7:48pm
I have just  been diagnosed with barretts disease. Dr said it is very very small and at the time of the endoscopy he wasnt going to take a biopsy as it was probably only oesophagitis , but result came back as barretts. I have to go back in 2years time for another endoscopy. I suppose I should think my self lucky he took a biopsy, but I am still worrying all the time. I think this is a very imformative site, and this is the first  time I have written like this  I am 70 years old.I am still suffering a slight sore throat its ok in the morning but comes on as the day progresses. I am taking lansopraze 30mg.I dont seem to be getting reflux. I have been taking these tablets for some years,which kept it at bay .But lately it came back hence the endoscopy. .Anything else I could try? I must admit worrying seems to bring on the chest pain and sore throat.

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Quote AndyR Replybullet Posted: 10 Jul 2009 at 3:44pm
Hi Victor,

I was recently diagnosed also with a very small tongue of barrett's, so I know what you are going through.

I think it is normal to worry about the diagnosis especially when it is not expected. However there is only a small chance that it will progress to anything worse than what you have now. Even if it does you are being monitored now so they will catch it early. As many say in this forum, we are the lucky ones as we know and can be monitored (I have to keep reminding myself of this).

Did you speak to your doctor about the sore throat?

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Quote victor1 Replybullet Posted: 10 Jul 2009 at 8:33pm

Thankyou for your reply Andy. I am going to see my doctor on Thur re sore throat. I am wondering if it a side effect of lansoprazole . At the moment I have stopped taking it and it seems to have improved. I am taking gaviscon instead ,after meals. I also suffer from chest pains which is not indigestion pains as I know what that is like. Today I took solpadine tablets , and I have no chest pains at moment.I will explain this all to my GP on Thurs.Once again thankyou for your reply,it all helps.

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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 8:19am
Hi Victor and welcome; glad you found us.

Unfortunately things like sore throats and chest pains are other symptoms from reflux..
Differnt doctors have sent me on different occasions for ECG's in case my chest pains were heart but each time I, fortunately, came away with a clean bill of health on that score.
I believe it's something to do with the acid aspirating to the throat and inhaled to the lungs?

Acid reflux also affects the throat. In my reply to Margaret in her HALO treatment thread, I gave her the following link which shows how this occurs: http://www.healthline.com/sw/khs-what-is-acid-reflux

Although I believe there can be many unpleasant side effects of high dosage PPI's over a long period of time, these symptoms, to me, sound like they should be suppressed if you get the dose right.

Anyway, let us know how you get on.

All the best,

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Quote victor1 Replybullet Posted: 11 Jul 2009 at 5:43pm
Thankyou for your reply Chris. The consultant seemed non commital when I metioned this to him,about the sore throat etc, so I will see what my GP says   this week  and see what he says.
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