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Acid Prone
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 6/12/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I just went to my appointment with my gastroenterologist to find out all the latest on my acidic issues.
 
Well, it seems that the BRAVO didn't work!!!!!!!
Now, why didn't they tell me sooner? (The test was over two weeks ago.) Now, they want to repeat it. I had the Bravo capsule put in without any sedative; I just gagged it down. It appears that the darned thing fell off without getting attached at all. There was a nice pH of about 1 for about 1.5 hours then it goes up to a pH of about 3 and stayed there. I guess I don't have much acid in my bowels.
 
So, now, the doctor is going to repeat it. I don't want them implanting it without sedation again. Also, will the insurance pay for it again??? I'd think since my doc is a partner in the clinic that did the Bravo that maybe the second one should be free.
 
I just want to get this over with; so I can get the Nissen and stop having all these throat, voice, chest pain issues and burning. I have to go off all the meds again for 7-10 days, YUCK!
 
Thanks for letting me vent.


Mary Lynn


sillylilly
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   Posted 6/12/2008 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Acidprone,

You definitely should talk to your GI because you shouldn't be charged twice for the procedure.

If it fell off, isn't that their fault for not attaching it properly.  I would scream and rant over this if I were you.  I'm sure they plan on gouging the insurance com. again but you should check with the ins. co. and see what they say. 

I only had to stop my meds 5 days prior to the bravo...7 - 10 days seems like alot. 


Bimbo
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   Posted 6/12/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I , too am beside my self too , 2 wks ago I had the awful esophageal manometry and resullts were that I couldnt have the hiatalhernia surgury, I have a messed up esophagus, now I have seen a second surgeon and he was consulting with my GI doctor and so far I have heard nothing,except I have "nutcracker esophagus. Now I may have to have the ph monitoring test for 24 hrs to see what's what there, mean while here I am in limbo,am I going to have surgury or not, I am about to say to heck with them all,but I am the one that suffers, burning and chest pain, but as of now I seem to be not too bad, I dont know what to do, If I dont here from surgeon by monday I am calling him.

Acid Prone
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   Posted 6/13/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, I'm trying to talk to the folks at the GI office about all this. I just don't know what to do. I guess I should talk to the Insurance Co. LOL. What's next? I just want problem to go away.

Mary Lynn

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