So I didn't have the Bravo test today and I should have. My burning in my throat is most it has been in a while. Maybe being off Protonix for the past week led to this. I didn't have it because I feel more comfortable having it done by the same Dr and in the same place that I had my first endoscopy done. This would have been performed by a GI Dr that I was going to for a second opinion and at a major hospital. I had such a fabulous experience with my first endoscopy that I would have done this today if it was with the same Dr and in same
location. I just don't like the hospital setting as I feel there are more sources of infection and more uncontrolled variables. I will ask my first GI Dr to do this procedure within the next two months if possible.
I am not sure if my burning that I feel ALL the time is due to dryness from Sjogren's or from acid reflux. I have a lump sensation in my throat ALL the time too and the combination of the two makes it difficult and painful to talk. I am thinking of seeing an ENT to check out the throat.
Thank you all for your opinions and wealth of knowledge. I will surely need that throughout this experience. You took away my apprehension and eased my concerns about
getting the Bravo test. I just don't want another GI going in there when I don't know how good they are whereas I know I had a great experience with one Dr already.
I will be back on Protonix tomorrow and will keep you updated.