Newly diagnosed 31 yrs old

Posted by Ver918 @vera918, Apr 6, 2018

Hello,

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.

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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.

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@momlauren

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.

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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!

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@akw1974

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!

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Thank you!

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