I just had the Ph probe test (it's called a Bravo meter, at least the one I had was) and I didn't have anything coming out of my nose. My GI told me they didn't do it that way anymore but, I suppose some MD's are still old fashioned. They clipped the probe onto my esophagus and then it detached by itself after a week and I passed it in my stool. I didn't even notice when that happened. The only discomfort I felt was mostly the first day, you could feel your food hitting it on the way down. I just had to try and chew my food really good. I had a meter that showed my Ph level and I had different buttons to push depending on what I felt. I had a heartburn button, a regurgitation button, and a chest pain button. I could see right on the meter when my Ph went down. If I drank something acidic like soda, it went down to about 3 or 4. The normal stayed at about 7 or 8. I had quite a few moments when I pushed the buttons but, according to this test, you have to reflux for 5 minutes straight for it to be considered an issue. So, despite the fact that I clearly regurgitated and had the heartburn etc, they considered my test normal which was a disappointment since I had been in the emergency room with the worst GERD attack I have ever had before having the test. Luckily, my Donnatal syrup helps when I feel that chest pain now.
Ulcerative Colitis- onset 1996
GERD, Allergic rhinitis (seasonal and environmental), Osteoarthritis(spine, knees, and wrists), Chronic sinusitis s/p sx, Asthma, Vitamin B-12 deficiency, Vit C Deficiency, Disc herniation L3-4, and bulge T7-8, chondromalacia patellae, sciatica to name a few.
Colazal, Canasa, Prevacid, Donnatal, Mobic, Singulair, Zyrtec, Xoponex, Nasonex, B-12 injections, Vit C, allergy inj (cat, dog, EMBO), Bactrim DS as prophylaxis during the winter.
Age 27 going on 80 according to my immune system, lol.