Posted 10/26/2018 3:52 AM (GMT -6)
Please, does anyone have any advise/experience of not being able to complete the crucial manometry test ?
I was not particularly worried about the test (thought it couldn't be any worse than endoscopy, which I managed), however once the tube was inserted past the nose (this bit was actually fine) and into the eosophageas I was told to sip water through a straw - the problem seemed to be that I couldn't swallow properly with the tube in my throat and the water seemed to back-up such that my airway closed off and I couldn't breathe. I ripped the tube out and was releived that I could now breathe. The Dr tried again after a rest and I tried to drink less water and just swallow when told - the tube had almost reached the correct position and I took a sip of water and the same problem happened again - I ripped the tube out and was able to breathe again. The Dr then abandoned the test.
I am so disappointed because I now feel that my consultant will never be able to give a proper diagnosis (and therefore treatment), my acid has returned with vengeance coming right up my nose. Ingesting anything makes the acid rush up my throat. I also had a bile attack 3 nights ago (really disgusting)
I had to visit ER 2 days ago with breathing difficulties and was told that my airway was red and suppurating, I now have swallowing issues and am scarred stiff of not being able to breathe after drinking or eating.
Please can anyone offer advise / similar stories
ps. I am a very fit 54 yr male