The Bravo is no walk in the park either. I was forced to have mine put in awake. I had to be off PPIs for 10 days, with a wide
open LES too. The nurse - no doc - failed twice shoving this giant pill down my throat with me sitting up. My gag response is just to awful. A resident (I demanded that an MD be present) suggested they let me lie on my side, and I was able to hold still long enough for her to pull the pin release. And that hurts a lot too! The nurse would have just kept on trying with me pulling away every time, even though I was trying desperately to get the test done. I'd been told I could not get the operation without the test. It has to be pinned onto the esophageal wall. Yes, with a pin! It falls off when the tissue tears apart around the pin and lets go. Mine lasted 24 hours, not 48. It was impossible for me to eat while it was in. I was able to sip a little water. I lost 15 lbs.
I kept a log of the readings along with the mandatory log of the foods you eat and what you drink. Good thing I did. The surgeon said I didn't have to have it redone. All my readings were lower than pH of 2, mostly 1.2 or 1.0, pure stomach acid.