SparkPeople Living With Barrett's Esophagus Team Messageboard People who have had long-standing heartburn are at risk for Barrett's esophagus and should discuss this with their physician. SparkPeople Living With Barrett's Esophagus Team Messageboard Potential Good News story for those with Barrett's I found a news article concerning a recent study of people with Barrett's. Sounds like good news to me! Here is the link: <BR> <BR><BR>cology/OtherCancers/29012 <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:17:41 EST New to Barrett's and new to team Hello folks. I was recently diagnosed with Barrett's Esophagus while I was going through gall bladder removal. I look forward to sharing what I learn and also learning from you all about this condition. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 21 Nov 2011 20:02:25 EST Great reference book for us! I just read "Eating For Acid Reflux" by Jill Sklar and Annabel Cohen. I think it's been the best guide I have had in learning to control both Barrett's and GERD. Provides lots of great recipes too! Highly recommend to the group. Sun, 25 Sep 2011 09:37:33 EST Newly diagnosed with Barrett's, 51 year old female Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm a 51 year old female that never even had the slightest amount of heartburn until about 10 months ago. I started feeling full all of the time, trouble eating a full amount of anything and really bad heartburn. I could control the heartburn with over the counter meds for about 7 months, but not the other problems and a strong pain under my should blade. <BR> <BR> I finally got the courage to see a gastro and agreed to the tests that I had dreaded....colonoscopy and endo... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:14:53 EST New to team I found out yesterday I have Barrett's Esophagas. I go see a doctor about it today. Any help would be appreciated. <em>39</em> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 10:36:29 EST New to team I found out yesterday I have Barrett's Esophagas. I go see a doctor about it today. Any help would be appreciated. <em>39</em> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 10:35:44 EST New Team Member Hello, <BR> I'm a new to the team and live in Illinois and have had a long history of Barretts. In my case I was diagnosed with cancer in 1996. I had major surgery in removing my entire esophagus. Today 13 years later I'm cancer free. This was the most difficult time in my life and even today my lifestyle has changed. If you need a Spark Buddy to talk about this condition feel free to send me an email. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Greg Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:19:36 EST Newbie to this forum!! I have just been diagnosed with Barretts yesterday on Wednesday Oct. 27, my doctor gave me the news. I have been searching to understand what it means and what I need to do. I have the symptoms of interstitial cystitis also so I have had to altar my diet in many ways. I have a lot of drainage form my sinuses at night and every morning have to get up early for the sneezing and having to blow my nose. I have a sore throat every night but I think that is from the drainage partially. I have neve... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 08:17:46 EST New.... I don't think this team is very active but I will post here anyways. I am new to SP (sort of). I joined about a year ago and didn't really do much. This week, I have started full speed ahead. <BR> <BR> I just found out I have Barrett's Esophagus. I am a bit confused because I don't think I was actually told this following my endoscopy last March. I have had it for a year without knowing. <BR> <BR> I have Bile Reflux. Acid Reflux/GERD are more common. Mine may be related to my gallb... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:26:09 EST Barrett's Esophagus I was just diagnosed with Barretts Esophagus and had a dilitation done. Has anyone else had this done? How have they changed their diet? Has it helped them? Was given Nexium to control the relfux and has been helping. Gave up drinking coffee, now drinking herbal teas but even that gives me reflux. Suggestions needed desperatly. Sun, 6 Dec 2009 16:29:29 EST Barrett's Esophagus I have had Barrett's Esophagus since 2004 the same time as gallstones so it was a bit hard to know what was what,also had pancritas. But in the end got sorted. <em>265</em> <em>252</em> <em>253</em> Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:04:11 EST Today's SparksPoints? <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> Tue, 2 Jun 2009 16:07:01 EST Under Standing Barrett's Esophagus (Thanks to Mayo Clinic Information) <BR> <BR> Barrett's esophagus is a condition in which the color and composition of the cells lining your lower esophagus change because of repeated exposure to stomach acid. This exposure to stomach acid is most often a result of long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) — a chronic regurgitation of acid from your stomach into your lower esophagus. <BR> <BR> Barrett's esophagus is uncommon. Only a small percentage of people with GERD develop Barre... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 14:05:39 EST