Barretts Eosophogus

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Greg da Silva
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   Posted 8/30/2012 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I was daignosed with Barretts about 7 years ago and was put on Nexium for a number of years and then I changed over tp Lansoloc (Lansoprasool)
I take 30mg morning and night and still suffer with pain and discomfort everyday. I so badly want to get off this medication but it almost feels like an impossible task.
 
Has anyone ever managed to ween themselves off these drugs?
 
I have a haitus henia but so do millions of other people and they suffer no symptoms. I cant help but wonder if my gall bladder or pancreas or spleen maybe arnt working correctly. If this is the case then surely if I can get them functioning properly then my symptoms will dissapear.
 
Any comments?

ericapeace2000
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   Posted 8/30/2012 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you been through all the other tests liek a ultra sound, stomache emptying test, PH Study, Motility Test, Blood test for Celiac?
Diagnosed GERD, no other medical conditions (this one is enough)

DOGGBONES
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   Posted 8/30/2012 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I am currently weening myself off of ppi's and h2 blockers. I was on 60mg dexlant x2 a day and 150mg zantac. I went down to 60mg dexlant once a day and then after a few weeks cut down zantac to 75mg as well, after that I went down to 30mg dexlant a day (rebound was hell for about a month) and now no zantac at all.
 
 
In June (2011) I was told I had short segment barretts and my LES valve was wide open, now the barretts are gone and my LES valve is partially open. I do still struggle with reflux daily, some days more than others. However I wanted to share what I feel has helped me make progress. I agree you will not cure gerd if you can not heal your LES valve (some say this can not be done but I disagree). I have gone thru all the same test as all of you have. Instead of writing a book on myself, it may be easier for people to just ask me questions that they may need. This is what I have done to try and heal the damage.

1.diet changes; all the normal.....eat 90% chicken and turkey for meat (fish if I could choke it down). Sweet potatoes, raw carrots, broccoli, spinach, blackberries, whole grains, . I stay away from soda, coffee, choc, chips, dairy, pizza, beer etc.
2. spirulina (loaded with chlorophyll)
3. sleep inclined on left side
4. manuka honey
5.aloe vera gel (lakewood brand has NO citric acid)
6. carafate (coats and protects from more damage)
7. Tums or gaviscon as needed
8.dexilant (ppi)
9. zantac in the evening (h2 blocker)
10. dgl (when i can't time the carafate)
PS: I know the honey and aloe will not stop the gerd, however they are proven healers so I believe they played a huge part in my progress of starting to heal my LES and reverse the barretts.

I now take vitamin D3 (1000/2000 iu) a day as well and digestive enzymes with every meal.




Greg da Silva
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   Posted 8/30/2012 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
No I have only had an gastroendoscopy. Do you think the other tests are neccesary?

Greg da Silva
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   Posted 8/30/2012 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Dogbones for all that info. I will start the weening process.
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