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Old 10-11-2006, 12:11 PM   #8
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa
Posts: 62
dahlstrom34 HB User
Re: Barrett's Esophagus - I have it and I'm scared!

I too just a few month's back had been diagnosed with BE. I'm only 31 and have had Gastritis for almost 5 years now. I have been on Nexium since the Gastritis, but I also chew tobacco which I'm thinking might as well cancel the Nexium out. I heard that chewing tobacco produces a heavy amount of acid but I haven't actually seen it stated anywhere.

How can you tell if a certain doc is reknowned or is the best in your area? I'm looking for one in my area, Pittsburgh, and could only seek basic GI's.

Also I hope that your visit goes/went well. Please keep us posted on your condition and how the doc has helped you.

Best regards,