There is a 70 percent decrease in EC for Barrett's patients who take ppi's. That's why those of us with Barrett's continue to take the ppi. Even with the halo, I take my ppi.
As time goes on, we may find that those who dare to not take a ppi, continue to live quality lives. But, until we put in the years of data by studying ourselves we just don't know anything but, there is a70 percent reduction in EC by taking ppi's.
If you see data showing people on ppi's have EC it is probably due to the fact that they let it go for too long a period and simply caught it too late and the damage was done. Get checked!!! I now look at Barrett's as something that saved my life. Somehow I am one of the lucky ones because I found out before it became low grade or high grade dysplagia . Or EC. Now, I have changed my diet. I don't think I could have done this without being scared out of my mind. Somehow I was saved by getting the endoscopy and finding Barrett's . It's been a trying time but after two years I am finally getting used to my eating lifestyle and finding a bunch of tiny things that when combined help me be symptom free........for the most part.
Post Edited (Teacherman) : 2/26/2014 3:13:35 PM (GMT-7)