Hello to you all. There is so much misery with digestive problems and none of my friends seem to understand. I have a long horrible story that started with the Bravo probe. For some reason when i had the probe place 8 months ago my larynx swelled up. I have been to dozens of doctors and had dozens of tests. The last test i had was a Restech ph moniter which wasnt calibrated correctly so i have to do it over. This is how my luck has gone now for months. The tests either come back as normal or dont work.
Anyway, my new ENT looked into my larynx/voicebox yesterday and said it is very swollen. This makes me feel like im gagging which i was put on ativan for. The ativan has caused major health problems including a severe dry throat which causes throat pain (one of many catch 22's in in) I have been weaning down the ativan which has helped the dry throat pain, but now i can sense the swollen larynx more which causes me to swallow constantly. This has created a severe sore pain all the way down the esophagus into the stomach. I just cant stop swallowing because the throat is swollen. I have no idea what to do. I have a small hiatel hernia and im afraid the dry swallowing is making it worse. I probably have silent reflux, but i have failed ppi treatment and i tried the Dropping Acid diet. Nothing has helped. I feel like a lost cause and i am in misery beyond belief. Any advice would be appreciated. I had no problems before the Bravo probe so i thought it was nerve damage, but i dont think that explains the swelling of the voicebox. I also havent been able to talk more than a few minutes here and there in 8 months. Too painful.