I feel like I'm just wasting my time with these doctors and specialists. I've just travelled up and down the country to see a gastro specialist, and explained I want a Restech pH probe. I practically refluxed in the middle of my appointment, and yet.... His conclusion was to put me on a single-probe pH probe (NO) and even more useless PPIs (double-no!)
What he didn't get is that I have some ambiguous rapid spit test results here, which turn out clear even when I'm certain I'm vomiting up something. (Only 1 in 18 positive results) That's why the Restech probe is so essential for me; to catch these moments and prove they aren't in my head..! His opinion was to treat the symptoms instead of the root cause, and so I get even more PPIs which I already know make me worse. Honestly, when I heard those words... let's just say I never usual feel like kicking someone as a reaction, and it was all I could do not to.
I'm stuck waiting even longer for an official diagnosis, whether it is of LPR, post nasal drip or stress. I absolutely refuse to accept this single-probe pH test, as it will come back false-negative, like everyone here has always warned me. So what do I do next? I can't afford to travel abroad for just one probe, and it'll take a lot to convince my GP to give me the Restech probe instead of a probe that'll prove nothing.
NOTE: There's been some good news; a probe is now possible in the near future. I need to make a new post about
my current going-ons and concerns, so please ignore this one!
Post Edited (Daxter) : 3/25/2014 8:38:43 AM (GMT-6)