Anyone else with bad motility?

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theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 9/8/2013 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone else have bad esophageal motility, as diagnosed via a esophageal manometry test, and if so, have you found anything that helps you?

dencha
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   Posted 9/8/2013 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ARM,
 
Joy (couchtater) was diagnosed with motility problems, so she got a Hill/partial wrap.  She has asthma/reflux lung issues, and her partial wrap has protected her lungs well.  She's been very happy with the results.
Here's a link with some info:
 
Good luck with your quest!
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theacidrefluxman
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   Posted 9/8/2013 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dencha. In 'the literature', as they say, they often say quite a high % of GERD sufferers also have motility issues (as cause and/or consequence), but in my experience those of us diagnosed with them are very few.

dencha
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   Posted 9/8/2013 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ARM,
 
One of the reasons, I think, is that many with GERD never take the extra step to get the testing for surgery...motility issues are easiest to diagnose with a manometry, which is not a test that many are given unless they're being considered for surgery, or are getting a workup to diagnose swallowing issues.
 
It is so true that many with GERD have motility issues, which is why it's so important to get the pre-op testing and ensure the correct surgical procedure is chosen.
 
Have a great week!
Denise
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"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”
Eckhart Tolle

opnwhl4
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   Posted 9/9/2013 12:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Alcie has bad motility and had the Hill also IIRC.

I know have slight motility issues after my esophagus tear, but before that mine worked perfect.

Take care,
Bill
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couchtater
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   Posted 9/9/2013 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, my ears were burning. ;)

I'm approaching my four year anniversary of my surgery in a few months and I'm still feeling Gerd free! ( happy dance)

I had a tertiary movement on my manometry test so they modified my wrap into a modified Hill wrap of 270 degrees. My surgeon was the best!

It's like I never had Gerd to begin with. :)
Joy
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   Posted 9/9/2013 3:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Couchtater,

May I ask how bad your tertiary movements were, and did you personally feel like you had swallowing issues?

Acidreluxman,

May I also ask you what exactly you have been diagnosed with? And do you know the full results of your manometry? Do you feel like you have swallowing issues?

I am also having major problems now and am living in daily pain with tertiary contractions that seem to last all day, I have never experienced pain like this, it's really dragging me down.

tracks83
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   Posted 9/9/2013 7:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Gerd sufferer for 13 Years on Nexium 40mg daily. Had my last manometry in April 2013 I only had 40% positive perstalisis. Saw my surgeon and he recommended a floppy nissen. I will be haveing it redone including a barium swallow.
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Baza
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   Posted 9/9/2013 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, ive been diagnosed with a motility problem after having a 360 nissen wrap done last year.My surgeon didn't carry out manometry before the surgery. Ive had nothing but problems.Heading for a redo to a partial wrap with a different surgeon.This has been a total disaster and very hard to live with.
I don't think theres much that can be done at this time for motility problems,just keeping your diet to easy things to swallow I guess. Barry
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