Thanks for your supportive comments Steff and Kitt
Steff, it's good to know that my experience of non-acidic reflux is by no means uncommon. So far I've seen my family doctor and the gastroenterology specialists at the hospital where I was admitted as an emergency patient. Being an emergency case meant that I did get a lot of the basic tests (CAT scan, colonoscopy and endoscopy) over with much quicker than would have happened on an out-patient basis, but the downside was that I was only able to grab a quick word with the specialists on their ward round and what I haven't had, and what I desperately need, is a proper office appointment with a gastroenterology specialist. That will happen on the 5 November, which for me cannot come quickly enough.
Thanks for the general information and also for the reassurance that we don't all present the common symptoms. Unfortunately I don't think there is any way to get my biopsy results earlier than 5 November when I have my appointment with the specialist, but I will ask my family doctor about
it. I live and work in Spain, and five weeks wait seems to be the norm here for specialist gastroenterology appointments.
On an issue of forum etiquette, I'm still new here so still finding my way around. I have a couple of follow-up questions (about
bed raising and dosage of proton pump inhibitors). Is it better to ask them here in this thread keeping all the details of my case together or is it better to start new threads?
Thanks again, Rod