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thegspeak
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   Posted 1/12/2013 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Let me start by asking that nobody say anything that might freak me out.... cool as I'm trying to remain cool.

I have the 24 hour probe and all sorts of other things coming up this week. For those who have had this done, are there any words of wisdom or tricks to make it more comfortable?

I'm super anxious. But proud of myself for doing it now that I'm not symptomatic. I know it's the right thing to do as I know this will rear it's ugly head some time in the future.

Also if my cough stopped and I have no more throat symtoms, do you think she still needs to do that throat neuropathy test?

Remember don't freak me out! Or I might not do it! smhair

stacey77
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   Posted 1/12/2013 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
good luck!! i do the probe thing soon too...i wanna know about it..if its uncomfortable..or not....:) email me about it:)

stkitt
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   Posted 1/12/2013 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Luck with your testing and I won't say anything freaky as I have not had these tests so you are safe with me.  smilewinkgrin
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AnotherDay
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   Posted 1/12/2013 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the 24hr ph test 8 months ago.

The passing of the tube through the nose was not too bad, all I had was a split seconds worth of pain.

During the test I had slight discomfort, the tube could be felt from time to time. Due to the pull of the tube when swallowing I struggled to eat in the evening.

Put simply its was slightly uncomfortable, and not painful.

couchtater
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   Posted 1/12/2013 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the Bravo capsule done so I don't know what the 24 hr probe is like.

The barium swallow is very easy. You drink a chalky tasting liquid and stand in front of an xray machine. Then they lay you down and have you roll over and get into different positions as you drink the liquid. The hardest thing to do is not burp after the fizzy stuff. LOL

My EGD was done while I was asleep. Knew nothing about it.

The motility study (momomatry study) is a little tricky if you gag easy, but you won't throw up. Just relax and don't fight them and it will be okay. It will be a little uncomfortable but as soon as you do the 10 perfect swallows they take out the tube and let you go home.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

AnotherDay
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   Posted 1/13/2013 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
My manometry was nasty, must have done 30 swallows.

couchtater
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   Posted 1/13/2013 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Ssssssh! AnotherDay, we're not suppose to scare him. :)

Only if you swallow at the wrong time will you have to stay longer. Relax and try not to fight them in the swallowing. It messes up the readings and makes them have to start all over again.

Bill has a trick to get through it quick where the tube doesn't bother him. He presses his tongue to the roof of his mouth. He says it works well.
Joy
Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Asthma, Hypothyriodism, Sleep Apnea, Degenerative Disk and Facet Disease, and Allergies

When life throws you lemons....
Pick them up and throw them right back at them! :))

AnotherDay
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   Posted 1/13/2013 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Not my intention to scare, just to pass on my experiences. Wasn't a case of me swallowing at the right or wrong time, aint gotta clue why it took so long.

ollie2000
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   Posted 1/13/2013 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
having my 24hr ph monitor and manomtry done on tuesday, hoping they will find something so i can try and end this 9 month nightmare!

ollie2000
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   Posted 1/15/2013 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
well got my 24hr monitor on as we speak, and had my manomtry done this morning, a little strange and abit of discomfort when it went down but nothing terrible, strange now it is in, feels funny when you eat but you get used to it!, the evil thing is that i have got to eat all of my trigger foods to see if i get a reaction which means i can eat currys, ice cream and chocolate etc but then if it does trigger im going to feel rubbish for two weeks!.

Retired Seabee
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   Posted 3/1/2013 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
My first manometry went too smoothly as far as the insertion went. But as it turned out, when the technician inserted the catheter, it went down and hit the curve of the hernia and turned back on itself. It required 17 sips to get enough good ones but the depth was off. As result it had to be done over a few days later....the GI doc probed over and over and I retched over and over. When he got the same results as the technician had during the initial probe, he recognized the problem and adjusted accordingly....now I am 12 days from my surgery......
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