I was just recently diagnosed with Barrett’s esophagus and heital hernia two days ago. I was stunned because I had never had Gerd or horrible heartburn. Since reading online I have become very anxious and scared, almost like I have been given a death sentence. I have two small children 4 and 2 that I can’t imagine leaving:( has anyone else been diagnosed in their 30s? And what can I do to stop progression. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Barrett's Esophagus group.
I, too, have been diagnosed with these 2 things, and pretty much feel the same way as you. Doesn’t look like there is too much activity in this forum.
Hi Vera. I'm 38 years old. I was just diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. Waiting for biopsy results and probably have Barrett's Esophagus. Have two small children, 3 and 5. I do have symptoms, mainly abdominal pain, some acid pain and vocal fatigue. I'm scared, depressed, and can't believe this is happening to me. I tried PPI's and had twitching and spasms as side effects, so have been taking tons of Famotidine for four months.
I'm wondering how you have been managing. I'm having a really, really hard time. The pain is one thing, but I am worried about the future.
There isn’t much traffic on this page. But I highly encourage you to join the Facebook group ‘Barrett’s Esophagus Awareness.’ I was just diagnosed this past summer and that facebook group has honestly been a life saver for me. It’s an international group with a ton of people in it and you’ll find encouraging and hopeful answers to all of your questions and fears!
I was just recently diagnosed as well with Barrett’s esophagus and hiatal hernia. I was in shocked.I am 39 years old with 3 kids in the age group of 18,10,6 and my babies still need me. I been on the internet searching night and day for hopefully suggestions or information but unfortunately none yet. I worry about my kids because I’m all they have. I can relate to your emotions 100%. I wish i was able to tell you some helpful information but I don’t have none at this time