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bobdigi
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Quote bobdigi Replybullet Posted: 10†Jun†2018 at 12:29pm
Well the ppi's stopped working as well as they did. And also i'm not overweight and I don't smoke or drink (maybe twice a year) so I think the doctor who did my scope thought I was a good candidate. Plus we aren't old. A lot of people get heartburn because they are overweight. If you are I doubt they will consider it. But if you are of a good weight, look after your health, then it's definitely worth asking if you could be considered. Especially if the ppi's are causing side effects!
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Quote chrisrob Replybullet Posted: 10†Jun†2018 at 2:01pm
Standard rule in use is, if PPIs ar't working (in spite of increasing quantity), and reflux is casing distress, then surgery can be considered.

However, I suggest (and have suggested it to the principal Oesophageal cancer professor at Cambridge) they should look at the patient's symptoms. If problems are mainly acid, PPIs are the answer; if symptoms are mainly reflux, surgery should be considered.

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Quote jane79 Replybullet Posted: 10†Jun†2018 at 5:49pm
Although I am not overweight or a smoker (occasional drinker) I donít have bad symptoms so doubt Iíd be considered. I sometimes get heartburn overnight but it resolves fairly quickly. I only really had bother when pregnant. Might have a few reflux symptoms but not sure if Iím just focusing on things more now that I have been diagnosed! Iíve been put on PPIís anyway since acid/bile must have been an issue to cause the Barrettís but not liking the idea of being on them forever.
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