I just got my results from my GI and will explain below. Anyone have any idea what I might be experiencing? I've found this forum as valuable as my GI for info, probably more-so, so the first thing I wanted to do was come here to explain the results I just got to see what members might know about it.
If you don't know me, I've been struggling with heartburn pain for 3 years, and especially over the past 8 months. In the past PPI's took it away, but recently they have given me a pain in my right abdomen, as have H2 blockers. Fortunately, H2 blockers take the heartburn away for the most part, although I take half doses to keep the right side pain manageable.
So I got my results for the PH test, and the Dr. said they were completely normal (I felt about 10 episodes of heartburn during the 24 hour study, including when I woke up in the morning). He said my motility wasn't normal, that i showed little pressure throughout my esophagus, but that he didn't know what to make of it (it wasn't Achalasia or anything like that, plus, I have no problems swallowing, etc., at all).
He is sending me for a Barium swallow, some blood tests (not sure which), and a HIDA scan (for the right side pain, as I told him about a study a fellow forum member posted regarding gallbladder issues w/ ppi's).
I am just posting to see if anyone else has seen similar or knows what could be wrong with me. The results just don't make sense with the feeling I am getting, and the past success of PPI's for me...
I was sure the test would come back very HIGH acid and that I would be in line for surgery. I almost took it for a given....I figured I was one of the people who eventually the pills don't work for and who needs surgery.