LPR- Vapor? Pepsin? Acid? What could it be?

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LocalGuy23
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   Posted 12/19/2011 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
For those with LPR, do you present symptoms of vapor that comes up to your mouth....and burns....is this something else?

I believe it's LPR but just not sure. Docs are clueless on this?

I was thinking a procedure like the LINX may benefit me...but just not sure.

I also have some stomach pain as well.

Was positive for GERD, demester score of 23,

Monometry- les resting pressure 23 mmhg percent relaxation 55% (not sure what that means)

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks

Maximus

bcfromfl
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   Posted 12/19/2011 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been told by my current GI that manometry is quite often inconclusive. It will tell the doctor when something is obviously wrong, but just as often not offer any indication of issues. I don't know how to interpret the results, but I read the doctor's comments on mine (with similar results to yours), and he noted that they are "normal".

On my test, under Postoperative Diagnosis, is this:

"Normal motility study, although there are 3 of 12 swallows that are ineffective. This does not quite meet criteria for ineffective esophageal motility, as 30% of swallows should be ineffective. In this case of 12 swallows, that would require 4 ineffective swallows."

From all the symptoms you've described in past threads, I would say that you have LPR. The stomach pain is something else, but it may be contributing to an overproduction of acid. Reflux, in and of itself, does not necessarily mean an overabundance of acid -- just that it isn't contained in the stomach where it should be.

For most folks who have LPR, it's pretty difficult to distinguish between actual acid, non-acid reflux, and vapor. But all you have to do is take a look at one's own individual symptoms and guess...

-Bruce

LocalGuy23
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   Posted 12/19/2011 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Bruce. I never wondered why doctors didn't have an anti pepsin drug for lpr sufferers.
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