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Jul 20, 2017 · Linx procedure in Digestive Health

Does anyone know why with Barretts esphogus the linx procedure can not be done? I have Barretts, Gerds with esophagitis. The flap from the esphogus to stomach does close, so constant back up. Been on 40 mg of Omemprazole for 5 years. I thought the linx would solve that problem . Hate to think of the side effects of the PPI’S. but my doctor says not taking them would be more harmful.

May 17, 2016 · Barrett's esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease and acute gastritis in Digestive Health

No, I haven’t talked to my doctor about being on omeprazole long term. I have an appt in fall and will discuss it with him then. I am thinking about getting another opinion just for my own mental sake.

May 9, 2016 · Barrett's esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease and acute gastritis in Digestive Health

Hi, I’m new to the site and would like some advise on my situation. Im a 56 year old female. who loves good food and drink but for many years i was having chest pain and popping tums before bed. My gynecologist suggested i have a endoscopy done. They said I had Barretts esophagus without dysplasia, gastroesophageal reflux disease with esophagitis, and acute gastritis without hemorrhage. I’m taking omeprazole 20mg twice a day. first endoscopy was in 2014 and 2nd one was in 2015 (which I lost 30 pounds) and still showed barretts but no ulcers or esphagitis. my concern is I would like to get off the omeprazole with the scare of Kidney problems. a friend said the local natural food store has many effective ways to stop acid and that omeprazole doesn’t cure barretts. been stressing about all the side effects of being on this medicine the rest of my life. should i get a second opinion? Are there other options for me? i having been following a healthy diet, stopped drinking alcohol, caffeine and soda, spicy foods ect…