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Daxter
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   Posted Yesterday 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Good thing too, because I had that breakdown today, with 8 days to go. Found myself randomly bursting into tears, but the symptoms kept going anyway; no mercy from the gods, I swear. I keep getting little bits of food - rice for example - and phlegm stuck in my throat every time I swallow, and when I do I become breathless, my vision fades, head and chest pressure kick in and my body makes me gasp for air. It's horrible, and I hope the manometry can pinpoint why it's happening, because I've eaten junky foods before and never felt as much damage as this. I'm scared to make my diet bad, but I know it's recommended for accurate results.

I do have a question though. Along with the manometry I have an impedance study. Originally this was going to be done at my local hospital but they screwed me around with dates and doctors so much I opted for where my specialist resides for more consistency and a faster waiting time. The first hospital told me my diet would be restricted for the day - this new one has said I can eat what I like, whenever I like. I know that's fine with the Restech probe, but won't this risk messing up my results? Also, if it's clear does that mean I have no reflux, even if I have a "good" day?

ParrotSlave
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   Posted Yesterday 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't answer your questions but I wanted to wish you good luck. Even more importantly I wish you answers to your many concerns and hopefully a solution to your suffering

I'm having the PH Manometry with impedance also - next month.
I hope you'll report how it goes.

I watched a couple of videos that people have made about the procedure and found them helpful.
One of the videos recommended this forum :)

Daxter
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   Posted Today 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
ParrotSlave said...
I can't answer your questions but I wanted to wish you good luck. Even more importantly I wish you answers to your many concerns and hopefully a solution to your suffering

I'm having the PH Manometry with impedance also - next month.
I hope you'll report how it goes.

I watched a couple of videos that people have made about the procedure and found them helpful.
One of the videos recommended this forum :)


Thank you very much! By pure chance I've seen the video you mentionned ;D

orchid2010
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   Posted 6/26/2014 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
For my manometry I was not allowed to eat several hours before, so that the stomach would be empty during the measurement of the LES-pressure. I guess otherwise you risk throwing up, when they put the small tube in your stomach.
During the subsequent 24h impedance / ph-test I was told to eat my typical trigger food, in order to provoke reflux, so that the could really see what was going on in my esophagus in the worst moments.
Side note: In spite of all that, my results showed only small amounts of reflux, although I'm more than convinced to have LPR. I think it was due to the fact that all the testing was stressful for me and whenever I'm really stressed I don't have any symptoms because my stomach motility is enhanced. Also maybe it takes longer for the food to provoke reflux. That's why I think, if I will ever do these tests again, I will eat trigger food already the day before, so that there will maybe be some more reflux on the next day. It's just a thought, however.

I'm crossing my fingers for you, that they can track down something and then help you!

Daxter
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   Posted 6/26/2014 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
orchid2010 said...
For my manometry I was not allowed to eat several hours before, so that the stomach would be empty during the measurement of the LES-pressure. I guess otherwise you risk throwing up, when they put the small tube in your stomach.
During the subsequent 24h impedance / ph-test I was told to eat my typical trigger food, in order to provoke reflux, so that the could really see what was going on in my esophagus in the worst moments.
Side note: In spite of all that, my results showed only small amounts of reflux, although I'm more than convinced to have LPR. I think it was due to the fact that all the testing was stressful for me and whenever I'm really stressed I don't have any symptoms because my stomach motility is enhanced. Also maybe it takes longer for the food to provoke reflux. That's why I think, if I will ever do these tests again, I will eat trigger food already the day before, so that there will maybe be some more reflux on the next day. It's just a thought, however.

I'm crossing my fingers for you, that they can track down something and then help you!


Thank you ^^ Some people have mentionned starting bad foods 4-7 days before; that's scary, especially since I'm already at a point where I can barely swallow water!
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