Bravo Capsule Test for Linx... should I stay on my PPis?

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   Posted 7/31/2013 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   

Has anyone done the Bravo Capsule to test the Ph/reflux for LINX candidacy? I'm wondering if I should stay on my PPis during the procedure to prove the pills are ineffective?


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   Posted 7/31/2013 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi GroverCat,
Nearly every GI doc requires people to stop PPIs for a week prior to the PH monitoring.  I definitely understand your question, and very occasionally a GI doc asks a patient to stay on PPIs during the test, but the vast majority do not.  Didn't you get directions with your appointment?  Generally there are specific expectations for PH monitoring preparation.
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   Posted 7/31/2013 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, yeah, I'm still waiting on a call back this week to make the specific appointment date. I've been given a referral, but I haven't seen this particular doctor before (I'm flying to another city to do the test), and I haven't had a chance to talk with him about the LINX, and since he doesn't do that procedure himself... I just want to make sure from others that if I'm going through all the trouble to get the Bravo test, that I won't have to repeat it again if it turns out I do go for the surgery later this year.

Hopefully that makes sense!

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   Posted 8/1/2013 2:31 PM (GMT -6)   
The Doctor told me to stop taking PPI 3 days before. Good Luck keep us posted.
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