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Trotters
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   Posted 10/17/2014 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I have recently been referred to another surgeon to get a second opinion on the success of my wrap which I had performed in May. My original surgeon has basically written me off and told me he does not want to see me as I had a very low deemester score on my follow up ph study. I was told prior to surgery by the same guy that my problems could be due to weak acid or bile as that deemester was only slightly above abnormal. My symptoms are mainly respiratory and I understand you can still have quiet normal results but still have lpr. What I'm wondering is if I request an impedance test does it measure gaseous acid or just gas that's swallowed as on the description given by the doctor who performs the test she put on brackets (swallowed air) had anybody had an impedance test and can you shed any light on it?

Many thanks

GC1pink
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   Posted 10/18/2014 3:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Trotters,

An impedance test will record any gas, liquid and gas and liquid combined reflux. It's the best test for LPR or gas reflux, a peptest might also be worth a go.

Sorry to hear you are still having problems. The Reza band will be due out shortly, if you look on their website you can see a lot of new information.

Or you could get make a similar one yourself, I am in the process of doing this.

Pink

Trotters
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   Posted 10/18/2014 3:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks pink, I thought so but when I read the email back she just referred to it as "swallowed air".

In your experience have you found that surgeons use and take into account results from impedance tests and peptests? My old surgeon just cut it dead when I mentioned.

Reza band looks a great invention. Shall definitely be trying one, after a night of choking and burning I pray and hope it's out soon!

Thanks for your advice pink.

GC1pink
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   Posted 10/18/2014 3:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Trotters,

In my opinion neither surgeons nor specialists pay any attention to peptest although I don't know why - they do however pay a lot of attention to the impedance tests.

My first Ph test was a basic one and showed nothing, 9 months later I had upper dysphagia and an impedance test found 94 reflux events of weak acid and gas with 22% going into my throat, the normal is less than 33 events!

I think it will be a while before the reza band hits the UK which is why I hired an engineer and my own prototype is being made while we post here. I will have it by the end of next week.

I would highly recommend that you get the impedance test done especially if you are burning- it's odious isn't it!

Trotters
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   Posted 10/18/2014 4:10 AM (GMT -6)   
It certainly is...think even more so today after another night of no sleep. Think my family need to approach with caution today! Ha.

Gosh, that is an awful lot of reflux events..are you any closer to a decision about your next step or is it still the waiting game?

That's absolutely brilliant that you have taken it upon yourself to hire an engineer, I really hope it's a success for you. Offers hope to many of us aspirators! Please keep us posted. :-)

GC1pink
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   Posted 10/18/2014 5:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm going to see my second surgeon again on Monday, my GP insisted I get a second opinion.

I feel this guy is more wary of doing surgery, but willing to try to help me, I just feel he may be more careful, so we will see what he says on Monday.

I can't wait to get my prototype as I get acid in my mouth after everything I eat or drink, and I'm going to use it for this as well.

I certainly will let you know how it goes if you want to use my prototype designs you can do, if it works for me.

Sounds like your getting some LPR in the throat though, let me know how your impedance test goes.

Daxter
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   Posted 10/18/2014 5:19 AM (GMT -6)   
GC1pink said...
Hi Trotters,

In my opinion neither surgeons nor specialists pay any attention to peptest although I don't know why - they do however pay a lot of attention to the impedance tests.

My first Ph test was a basic one and showed nothing, 9 months later I had upper dysphagia and an impedance test found 94 reflux events of weak acid and gas with 22% going into my throat, the normal is less than 33 events!

I think it will be a while before the reza band hits the UK which is why I hired an engineer and my own prototype is being made while we post here. I will have it by the end of next week.

I would highly recommend that you get the impedance test done especially if you are burning- it's odious isn't it!


Oddly enough my specialist in Bristol did acknowledge the Peptest as evidence. It's why he gave me the impedance and Restech tests in the first place..! However when it came back clear, he showed me a paper saying how some control subjects get pepsin. If I get a chance I'll dig it out and share the title :)

(Nevertheless I will be going for a retest; being short of breath and having a lump in the throat is no fun :p)

Trotters
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   Posted 10/18/2014 6:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Will do pink.

Good luck for Monday, fingers crossed.

diaba
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   Posted 10/18/2014 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Pink, looking forward to hearing about your experiences with your reza band.
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