Can stress give you Barretts

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   Posted 3/2/2012 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Can you tell me, can stress alone give you Barretts. I was tested for the 24 hour PH for Gerd, and I was given the nuclear test for bile but both are negative yet I have been confirmed with Barretts after a second biopsy. I have sore throat most of the time, choking and mild chest pain now and again. I only had real stress, over the last two years, could that have bought it on?
Do I need to go back and do the tests again (24 hour and nuclear)  as it would need to be one of them. The specialist says lets go for Gerd, most people have that but without the diet as i am already underweight. I have tried the PPI's but they just dont agree with me and so I have stopped, again.
I have been trying to research in on the web but not much luck. Any advice. 

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   Posted 3/2/2012 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe. Barrett,s is fairly common, but it rarely progresses to esophageal cancer. I have Barrett,s, but will probably die of something else before the esophageal cancer develops. My acid reflux started due to stress. I am not over weight, eat healthy food, exercise regularly.
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