Hi, I've replied on the Barrett's thread too. I was diagnosed on gastroscopy this year as having mild oesophagitis and mild gastritis with the small area of Barretts. I was on Omeprazole at the time.
This "episode" started 12 months ago. I had earlier problems in 2007 which cleared up when I came off drugs and used DGL! That method hasn't worked this time!! In 2007 my scope was normal. I don't have Helicobacter they say, though in 2007 the tests was "borderline" which has left me unconvinced that I don't have it. I asked to have a trial of treatment for it, but they refused.
Off drugs I have lots of typical heartburn, waking nausea and some pain, and lots of burping. On ppis I have occasional nausea, more sensation of reflux and a constant hunger sensation. It's a rock and a hard place; the gastritis has made me anaemic and previously this corrected itself on ppis, so I have no choice but to take them. That does not stop, however, my constant quest to find an alternative solution.
My symptoms are fairly constant but I do get flare ups. Bizarrely, I feel best after the main meal of the day, and worst when hungry. The type of food seems to make little difference but a few things like coffee do aggravate. Despite being back on 30 mg Lansoprazole, I'm not feeling any improvement, as yet.
New stuff: GERD. Interstitial Cystitis
Lifelong stuff: Food allergies, eczema, asthma