24hrPH monitor (question)

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   Posted 10/23/2013 2:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a question for all those who have done this test, particularly if you are in the UK as you may have been given the same model monitor as mine.

I attended hospital yesterday and had the 24hr PH monitor switched on at approximately 5.45pm. It has a digital clock which counts the minutes and hours. Today I noticed that the clock states 9hrs. 40mins, when it has in fact been switched on for almost 16 hours! I was wondering if the clock starts to count down again after midnight of the following day? I sincerely hope that nothing is wrong with it and that it has recorded all the hours I've been using it.

I'd be really grateful for any feedback on this.

Also did anyone get palpitations during their 24hr test? My heart was palpitating all night .. I could hardly get any sleep. Maybe the wire irritates the vagus nerve or something.

Post Edited (Noelle3) : 10/23/2013 8:14:09 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 10/23/2013 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
sorry noelle, my screen was blank , didn't dare fiddle with it, but I know it was really uncomfortable , I pulled mine out 4 hours before it was time as my throat really hurt from it .

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   Posted 10/24/2013 12:17 AM (GMT -6)   

I wouldn't be surprised if the probe caused some heart palps. It's pretty annoying in there.

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   Posted 10/24/2013 3:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry - no screen on mine either! Buttons etc not in use. Just told to write down when symptoms appear and stop (as if they have neat start and stop times!!) and when food and drink is started and stopped. Last thing to enter was time going to bed, wasn't asked to mark if I lay down at any other times or write down any activities such as bending or exercising.

You do get used to it the longer it's in and the longer you can do it the more information will gather, so best thing is to keep as busy as possible!

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   Posted 10/24/2013 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you everyone for your replies.

The test finally ended at 6pm yesterday and I was so glad to take the probe out! I'm sorry to report that I found it really uncomfortable and unpleasant. I wouldn't be keen to do again in a hurry! Here's hoping having gone through it that there is some helpful information on it.

I had no problems at all with the Manometry part.

Oh and I finally figured out the clock and there was no problem there thank goodness.
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