I received my peptest samples results. Took them like one after waking up in the morning, and the other 2 one hour after a meal.
I got one high sample and two moderate samples. I assume the high sample was the one taken in the morning.
The day I took them I was like perfect in the morning as far as I can remember and I don't remember having too many symptoms that day.
As I told earlier. PPIs didn't work for me (althought I was only on omeprazole). And I really improved with an anti depressant.
I do believe that pepsin might be a contributing factor for some people, but not for others. What I still firmly believe it's my issue is my high sensitive throat (LSN/PVVN) after my throat infection.
Besides that, see this article
and get your own conclusions:
The way I understand it is that even the healthy patients had pepsin. Maybe on a lower concentration that the ones with reflux but doesn't seem like that much. Plus there's also this other article:
Indicating this text: Pepsin can be found in saliva in healthy subjects
and patients with heartburn, particularly during
postprandial periods. Up to 1/3 of healthy
asymptomatic subjects may have pepsin in saliva,
but nearly all at concentrations below 200 ng/mL
Pepsin is found on many different levels on healthy patients as well. So I am unsure if Pepsin alone can confirm the existence of our throat issues as some users reported they are better after eating or in the morning.
My symptoms still keep getting better apparently. There are fallbacks tho, but never linked them to eating. And I am sure the pepsin level is the same as in the beginning, or even before my disease started before the virus infection (But I can't measure it now). I have no made dietary changes. But I will start doing them now. Althought I am mostly following a good diet most of the time.
I assume that pepsin (any kind of reflux) and allergies might be an agravant in my case.
Post Edited (albertocastillo2001) : 3/30/2016 2:35:37 PM (GMT-6)