Bravo pain/spasm- any ideas to ease the discomfort

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   Posted 10/11/2013 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey all,

I'm having a lot of chest pain on day 3 after the Bravo procedure- some kind of spasm/aching pain/weight on my chest. Any suggestions on how to ease the pain? Hot drinks? Cold drinks? Suggestions much appreciated!


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   Posted 10/11/2013 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Get GI to prescribe calcium channel blockers or nitrates.  If those don't work go to an anti-spasmodic.  The nitrate helped me for awhile before it stopped working.

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   Posted 10/11/2013 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Some people complain of chest pains or spasms after the Bravo test.  Did your capsule fall off as the Dr. must have explained to you how the test works? The pH capsule naturally falls off of the wall of the esophagus and passes through the digestive tract to be eliminated through the feces within several days after the test is completed.
I have read of others that say the capsule is very annoying, and it hurts. Others have offered information that you  have to eat to make the capsule fall of your esophagus.
Be sure to check in with your Dr. if you pain continues or seems to change in intensity.
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   Posted 10/12/2013 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you! I'm happy to report that as of this morning, the thing has fallen off- I can't feel it anymore! Hooray!
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