So, today was my day of lame-o tests: manometry, EGD, and Bravo. I was surprised and sad to discover that my esophagus is not working properly and my resting pressure at the lower esoph. sphincter was pretty high. I'm 29, and I haven't ever had food get stuck, just reflux and now and again a difficult moment getting a pill down. Buuut, hardly any of my swallows were normal. Now I've got the Bravo in and have been staring obsessively at the Ph listed on the recording device. It's pretty much always up at 6 or 7 even five minutes after eating a burger, beer, a lot of dark chocolate and super acidic fizzy kombucha with a Ph of 3.
My symptoms are pretty much chest pain and pressure, sore throat, occasional nausea, and apparently swallowing difficulties. My PPis stopped doing much of anything last April. The doctor today said it could be due to reflux (my bravo is suggesting maybe not), or it could be due to my thyroid condition (even though it's well-controlled on replacement hormone) or it could be eosinophilic esophagitis (EE), or some other stuff. He took a biopsy to test for EE today, and I'm really wondering where this is all going to lead. Even if I do have acid reflux, I can't have any surgery for now due to the swallowing issues.
Sooo, I don't know where this is going. I'm still waiting on the rest of the results until probably next week. I guess I just wanted to get a little of this off my chest and hope somebody will read it and maybe offer thoughts or something.
Thanks for listening,