gerd test...what tests have you done and how was you experince ?

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tucci
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   Posted 8/13/2006 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
im just trying to start a post about tests so i and others can get an idea about tests and how they went for others

tucci
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   Posted 8/13/2006 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
so far i had an endoscopy and a upper gi barium swallow

endoscopy- i found i was a bit scared at first about putting the camera down my throat but once i went in and got sedated a bit and then got my throat numed it all went by quick and painless i wouldnt mind doing it again it was easy

upper gi baruim swallow-the test involves drinking a thick chalky liquid and then x rays are taken of your gi tract. the test was painless and easy also ...

Mooney123
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   Posted 8/14/2006 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   
tucci:
 
since it seems like you and i are experiencing the same kind of agony on a regular basis, i thought i'd ask you a couple questions. hope maybe you and i can get to the root of our problem. i believe we both suffer from panic disorder or at least anxiety, right?
 
1)i want to know if u are male or female? (i'm female and want to rule out female problems).
 
2)if you had any abnormal blood tests.(mine came back with low iron stores which is ferritin, and i had at one point high lymphocytes and neutrophils that are now in normal range, also low eosinophil counts, which is odd because i have such terrible allergies)
 
3)if you had any abnormal tests (upper gi/endoscopy) ; (i have severe reflux from 2 barium x-rays and possible ulcer from upper endoscopy. ( they later told me i couldn't have an ulcer since i tested negative for h. pylori bacteria.)
 
4)if you were tested for allergies (foods, especially); (i was and i'm allergic to many foods, some that i can't avoid)
 
5) how often does the pain hurt and what does it feel like; (mine is almost constant, but occasional goes away for a few days but always includes pressure and bloating and i have to push on my left side to get my food to go down, it feels burning and sore all the time and is very uncomfortable!)
 
6) do you feel it in your sleep; (i do all the time)
 
7) does it make you short of breath; (it does me)
 
8) how old are you? (im in my thirties)
 
9) do you have any other weird symptoms like post nasal drip, dry mouth, trouble swallowing; (i have all of that  including yucky gluey stuff in my throat and severe shortnes of breath and my tongue is always white and patchy) 
 
10) did you have any kind of fever? (i had a low grade for about 2.5 years)
 
11) are you overweight or underweight? (i'm underweight by about 10 lbs.)
 
12) do you feel better when you are just resting and not moving around? ( i find it is worse when i move around or bend forward, when i go on walks, occasionally, it seems to feel a little bit better )
 
hope we can get this resolved soon because this really sucks to live with and mine has been ongoing for about 5 years. I know i have it go to my throat and i saw a new allergist last week who explained about how the throat can clamp down so nothing gets in your windpipe and the way to treat it is by taking something like klonopin to relax throat muscles. 

tucci
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   Posted 8/14/2006 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
mooney123 do u have msn?

Mooney123
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   Posted 8/14/2006 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
i don't! mad

tucci
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   Posted 8/14/2006 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
o ok well i wish you did cuz it would be alot easier to talk about all this .....but for a couple answers to your questions i am a male and i am 21 years old i do get alot of number 9 and i have anxiety gad

tucci
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   Posted 8/14/2006 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
mooney if you download msn it will be goood because we can talk on it its easy to use aswell

wknight
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   Posted 8/15/2006 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had an endoscopy done and that was a breeze. I took the sedation option and knew absolutely nothing about it.
 
Have also had the 24hr ph test done which I have to say is not that pleasant but ok. The nurse had an excellent system for getting the tube down your nose and then I carried my recorder around for 24 hrs. The only problems I found was that certain foods might stick to the tube and sleeping with it in was interesting.
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