A question about my 24hrPh/Manometry test and the use of a sedative

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Noelle3
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   Posted 12/4/2013 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
As some of you know I had a 24hrPh & Manometry test done at the end of October and the results were normal for both, which really surprised me.

I didn't find the Manometry part difficult, just a little uncomfortable. But I found the 24hr probe really uncomfortable and was very aware of it and had palpitations all during the night. Anyway as sleep was elusive and in desperation at around 3am I took a sedative (a quarter of a sleeping pill).

Can anyone tell me if this could have possibly corrupted the test?

I stopped all PPIs 5 days before as advised and antacids like Gaviscon 24hrs before. I was told I could take anything else and to eat as normal once the probe was in.

StephanieJean
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   Posted 12/4/2013 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont think that a sleeping pill would have changed the test much.
Stephanie
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Migraines, Anxiety, PCOS

Noelle3
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   Posted 12/5/2013 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Stephanie, thank you for that reassurance. I cannot see how it could make a difference either really, but thought that others may know a bit more about it and so I thought I'd throw the question out there.

I am thinking of getting the test re-done, but it will have to be done privately and comes with a hefty price tag! But I need answers as to what's causing my problems, I cannot go on feeling so ill forever. I am also thinking of asking for a referral to an ENT specialist.

All the best.

Noelle

StephanieJean
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   Posted 12/5/2013 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
That has to be really frustrating.
It can not hurt to go see an ent and see what they say.
What other tests have you had done?

Noelle3
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   Posted 12/5/2013 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, it is. I had an endoscopy back in August which showed gastritis and a 2cm hernia. I also had an ultrasound scan to check my bile ducts and there was no problem there.
I haven't had a barium as yet.

StephanieJean
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   Posted 12/5/2013 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
That surprises me that your PH test was normal.
A barium swallow is a pretty easy test to have done before you try another PH test. It will give you a better idea if paying out of pocket for another PH test will be worth it too.

I am sorry you are going through this. :(
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