recently diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus

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brittanyb
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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 6/7/2010 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
hi All,

it all started about a month ago. I noticed that every food or drink consumption made me nauseated...even water. i didnt think anything about it. i was dieting so i thought my body was in freak out mode or i contributed to stress of finals.
So a week and 1/2 ago, i started having the worst upper abdominal pain ever..then i started vomitting with every meal/drink. So i went to the doctor. At first she thought it was either my gallbladder or pancreas. So we did an abdominal sonogram, which was negative. I was referred to a gastroenterologist. She initially wanted to put me on nexium and see how i do. I threw a minor fit in her office because by this point it was 5 days of hell. So she agreed to do the endoscopy. the endoscopy biopsy showed that i have barrett's esophagus. good i finally found out what was causing my episode. bad that my lifestyle choices have caused precancerous cells. kind of scary since i'm only 23.

i have been on nexium for 5 days, which i can already notice a difference.

every food is still bothering my stomach, but at least i am keeping down food.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ME?

i am doing my research on what to eat, what to avoid...which is majorly depressing. i live in texas and LOVE mexican food, but i have to make major choices in my diet.

couchtater
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 6/7/2010 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't think of it as giving up something you love. Think of it as taking care of your body.
Your stomach will begin to feel even better as you take the nexium. Eventually, you will feel so good you will want to go back to your old eating habits. Don't please.

Has the doctor mention anything to you about getting rid of the barrett's?

Joy
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