My symptoms are burning tongue, sore throat, gums burn at front teeth. Burning nose. Bitter taste.
last Thursday I had the Manometry, 24hr ph wire, Endoscopy.
I do not have the results back from my tests so I havent had an appt with my Dr.
The Tech. did say that she didnt see a problem with my swallow,from the manometry test, which she also did say she wasnt supposed to tell me anything. LOL.
She did say I did well with the manometry test. I do not have a strong gag reflex, I think a person just has to make up their mind they are having the tests and these are going to help you. It is kind of unpleasant, but nothing hurt. Maybe ask for a tissue, as the problem is when you are not swallowing saliva collects in your mouth and that is when you feel you need to swallow, plus you do kind of have a feeling of something needing to be swallowed because of the tube in your throat. They will tell you when to swallow. There isnt a major problem if you swallow when you are not supposed too, it just makes your test a little longer. I think I probably swallowed 4 or 5 times when I wasnt supposed too.
They do put gel in your nose and tell you to sniff and it goes in your throat too. That is to numb your nose and throat. I had no pain. She gave me a squirt of Gatorade and then would tell me to swallow once. Then to wait and she would give me more gatorade and to swallow again.
I had the endoscopy next and they put the ph wire in while I was sedated so I cant tell you how that felt.
There was nothing painful about the wire, just kind of annoying. The tape on your face to hold the wire in place is annoying. I did try to swallow a little grape tomato and I think I had a problem with the skin on the tomato and also hamburger got stuck so probably is better to eat things that slip down easy. I was told to eat normal things. So I had coffee, chocolate, and noodles with sauce. Of course I have the burning tongue even with things that supposedly shouldnt give me acid.
I had the TIF surgery on April 9th this year. The Dr did tell me that the LES valve was open. So I took from that remark that my surgery wasnt a success.
I am waiting to hear from them to set up an appt.
I wish you the best in your tests.