Barrett’s esophagus-friendly diet

Posted by riflemanz64 @riflemanz64, Aug 5, 2019

Let's put together a Barrett's esophagus friendly diet we could download or print off this site. It sure would be nice! Thanks

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@robertatheriveter @riflemanz64
My Barrett's too seems to be in remission. My doctor does not say it's cured, and he does have me continuing to take a medication. I am currently on Famotidine. I was on Omeprazole but I asked to be switched because of potential side effects of it.

I don't recall ever being told to not eat berries. I have been having oatmeal with either blueberries, strawberries, raspberries in it every morning for years! Maybe the oatmeal neutralizes the acid? I also frequently have salads with chicken and strawberries in them. I guess my Barrett's was not that severe. I think some of these things will do no harm unless your Barrett's is severe – as my mother-in-law used to say, "all things in moderation". Of course you should check with your doctor on that. When I checked with my gastroenterologist about coffee when I first had Barrett's he said if I really enjoy my coffee to not be concerned with one cup in the morning. I do not drink it in excess, and I generally drink dark coffees. They have less acid due to the extra roasting time.

I do use occasionally use mayo, mustard, and ketchup also but the other things are things I tend to not eat anyway, except for Italian food. My husband is of Italian heritage so we do have Italian food about once a week.
JK

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Thanks for the info. Kudos to you for being in remission. I think I'll just add more almond milk in with my oatmeal and berries. I think I heard someplace that honey mustard was a better bet than just regular mustard. I haven't gone near ketchup because of tomatoes. I've had Italian food but no marinara sauce or lemons, nothing fried., no red meat. It leaves a few choices but none of the old favorites. I've had white pizza. Is that okay? I can't wait to get back to a cup of coffee in the morning, but I'll wait until after my next endoscopy for the go ahead.
I'm currently on 40 mg. daily of pantoprazole, which is supposed to be slightly stronger than omeprazole.

Thanks again for your response to my questions.

Roberta

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Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are all highly acidic. I only eat those in a smoothie with almond milk to neutralize the acid. I'm also on 40mg pantaprazole 1/2 hr before supper. I'm going to ask my new GI doc if everything looks good at my next EGD if I can go off it.

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@robertatheriveter

Thanks for the info. Kudos to you for being in remission. I think I'll just add more almond milk in with my oatmeal and berries. I think I heard someplace that honey mustard was a better bet than just regular mustard. I haven't gone near ketchup because of tomatoes. I've had Italian food but no marinara sauce or lemons, nothing fried., no red meat. It leaves a few choices but none of the old favorites. I've had white pizza. Is that okay? I can't wait to get back to a cup of coffee in the morning, but I'll wait until after my next endoscopy for the go ahead.
I'm currently on 40 mg. daily of pantoprazole, which is supposed to be slightly stronger than omeprazole.

Thanks again for your response to my questions.

Roberta

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@robertatheriveter I can’t imagine why white pizza would be a problem but as with everything you do really need to check with your doctor.

Were you told to avoid cheese? That and a vegetable like spinach is generally all there is on white pizza. I’ve seen apples on it too!
JK

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Thanks for your reply. I love pizza and feel like I've gotten a reprieve. Do you know whether cinnamon is a problem? I know it's supposed to be healthy but am not sure whether it's a trigger food for us.

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@riflemanz64

Blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are all highly acidic. I only eat those in a smoothie with almond milk to neutralize the acid. I'm also on 40mg pantaprazole 1/2 hr before supper. I'm going to ask my new GI doc if everything looks good at my next EGD if I can go off it.

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Good luck going off pantaprazole. I take it in the morning one hour after my synthroid, then wait another hour before eating. I was told I cold cut it to a half hour for each hour, but when I can give it the full hour, I do.

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@robertatheriveter

Thanks for your reply. I love pizza and feel like I've gotten a reprieve. Do you know whether cinnamon is a problem? I know it's supposed to be healthy but am not sure whether it's a trigger food for us.

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I researched cinnamon and it is actually good for us.
What to eat with IBS D: 5 seasonings: cinnamon ginger turmeric cumin oregano. There is information on YouTube medical topic channels.

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Thank you so much. I will certainly go to the youtube medical topic channels.

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@ybbbm

I researched cinnamon and it is actually good for us.
What to eat with IBS D: 5 seasonings: cinnamon ginger turmeric cumin oregano. There is information on YouTube medical topic channels.

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– What to eat with IBS D: 5 seasonings: cinnamon ginger turmeric cumin oregano https://www.everydayhealth.com/crohns-disease/diet/seasonings-to-spice-up-you-crohns-diet/

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As I read about all that have issues with Barrett’s , I don’t see any one that have issue with chest pain with Barrett’s . I have not have acid reflux just pain that feels like I’m having a heart attack, I’ve been in and out of hospital and I have been diagnosed with Barrett’s nothing to do with my heart. Does anyone else have this issue, please let me know. Thanks

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@frankieprov1960

As I read about all that have issues with Barrett’s , I don’t see any one that have issue with chest pain with Barrett’s . I have not have acid reflux just pain that feels like I’m having a heart attack, I’ve been in and out of hospital and I have been diagnosed with Barrett’s nothing to do with my heart. Does anyone else have this issue, please let me know. Thanks

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@frankieprov1960 I just saw your post about your having chest pain that is not a heart attack. I, also, went to the ER, but no heart attack. Then i was sent to a cardiologist who said that i was having esophageal spasms. They DO feel like heart attacks. The doctor advised me to keep the round red and white (like at Christmas time) mints handy and to suck on it and it would ease the spasm. It worked! I still have them occasionally.

Esophageal spasms – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/esophageal-spasms/symptoms-causes/syc-20372250

I’m not a doctor, but if all the tests have ruled out a problem, sucking on a mint shouldn’t hurt.. if it works, be sure to let your doctor know. Will you also let me know?

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