Posted 12/28/2018 5:04 AM (GMT -6)
I've been having GERD for 20 years now. Had several endoscopic during this journey. Since 2007, I have been put on Nexium 40 two times/day in addition to Baclofen, famotidine or zantac and Gaviscon when needed. There were ups and downs but things were manageable. However, I started to have recurring voice loss and the feeling that I'm suffocating. Saw ENTs who said that all this was caused by GERD. In my last visit to my GI (I have Crohn's too) he mentioned that I'm already on very high doses and if the problem persists, I'll have a PH study. He was talking and showed me that it would be naso-gastro. Actually, I panicked and refused to do it. All people I know who had it didn't it have a pleasant experience. On a second thought, I have been through worse tests for my Crohn's which I have to do on a regular basis, so I thought that if the outcome outweighs the pain, I can do it. My question is: Would the results change treatment?