Haven't been here in a while. I'm still on PPI before dinner, but I've added a product called "GastricSoothe" which is supposed to help with gastritis. Though I don't have any stomach pain, my EGD biopsy showed mild chronic gastritis. And the GI doctor couldn't come up with a good answer why I would have it, especially since both biopsies were after a period of being on PPIs. She finally said "stress can cause excess stomach acid".. I think that is their answer for everything they don't know the answer to, since everyone has it.
Anyway, I emailed my neurology doc about
a test result that had come back and said "See EMR", so I wanted to know what the test and result was. Here is the response I got:
Email from neurologist said...
There was an extensive panel of antibody labs sent out to check for nerve dysfunction, the results of which were listed as "send out misc". The list of labs is as follows:
Anti-neuronal nuclear AB
Anti-Glial nuclear AB
Purkinje Cell Cytoplasmic AB
Striated muscle AB
N-type calcium channel Antibody
Ach receptor (muscle) binding AB
AChR ganglionic neuronal AB
Neuronal Voltage gated K+ channel AB
These were all negative with the exception of N-type calcium channel Antibody which was weakly outside the normal limit. (Your level was 0.11, the normal is up until 0.03). Per my research this can be elevated in approximately 3% of healthy adults. I will discuss the results with Dr. xyz, but in the presence of multiple other negative labs and with only a mild elevation, and without clinical findings consistent with N-type calcium channel antibodies, I do not believe it explains your symptoms. I will keep in touch with you after I discuss the result with Dr. xyz.
So.. another weakly negative result. I'm not sure what that means. Hopefully more testing.. or at least some shots at treatments that have worked for others.