Welcome to the GERD/Heartburn
forum. This forum is for questions, discussions and support relating to
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD - Heartburn) and include Causes, Complications,
Diagnosis, Medical Treatments, Surgical Treatments, and Symptoms. I am thrilled that you have found us.
From what I have read recently, there is no gold standard or definitive test
that exists for a doctor to use to accurately diagnose GERD. A test called a pH
probe is accepted as the standard for establishing or excluding the presence of
GERD. I am happy to hear you are going to have the pH probe and thow it is not pleasant for many people others have posted that it has been ok and not as bad as they expected.
Please keep us posted and let us know how the pH testing goes for you. Again a warm welcome to the forum.