Welcome to the GERD/Heartburn forum. I am so sorry to hear of your problems. First of all your chronic pain is tough enough to deal with. I am wondering what medications you are using for pain as so many pain meds can cause stomach issues for instance Codeine sets my stomach and chest on fire. Motrin kicks in my heartburn.
Also you have said you stopped many of the bad choices in food that have caused problems for you, how about sodas? Are you a big coke, or caffeine drinker. I am a Diet Coke junky and have to watch my intake.
Treatment for Barrett's esophagus may start with controlling GERD by making a number of lifestyle changes and taking self-care steps. These actions include losing weight, avoiding foods that aggravate heartburn, stopping smoking if you smoke, taking antacids or stronger acid-blocking medications, and elevating the head of your bed to prevent reflux during sleep.
As far as what PPI works best it is often a individual response to the medication. Prilosec works for me. I would give it a chance and if you continue to have problems then talk with your physician about changing meds. Are you taking Prilosec twice daily?
I am sure other members will be along to talk with you.
Again welcome to the forum.
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