PuppetMan, I have an incline pillow. It'a wedge of foam covered with material from a sheet. It's 4 inches high, 30 inches wide and 36 inches long. It's as if I've raised the head of my bed 8 inches. It provides only a moderate improvement. I have a reclining chair that I use at the computer in our den. I'll be spending my nights in it! Btw, the 24 hour ph test won't be the Bravo test, but the probe that threaded down my esophagus via my nose like you had. YUCK! Luckily my GI doc has prescribed some vitamin "V" - valium for the rough times. I'll take Valerian root when I want to sleep. I know not to mix these two "drugs." One last question: did the hospital give you a card that tells airport security that you have an implant?
Dash73, I've investigated the trial, and have talked with the doctor at Virginia Commonwealth University hospital in Richmond, VA. My big concern is the requirement that I'd have to stop taking Prilosec three times during the six month trial!
The first suspension would be dependent upon how I feel. That is, if my symptoms return I can restart Prilosec. The other periods without Prilosec, at three and six months, are for 10 days! I'll have issues getting through seven days without Prilosec!
Post Edited (MarkF) : 9/19/2017 3:29:51 PM (GMT-6)