Hi, I'm typing with the catheter up my nose for the ph monitoring. I
am in no pain and have experienced very little discomfort.
The manometry was a little trickier. He had to switch from the right
to the left nostril and it was a much thicker tube. The test itself
I can't wait for the results. On the machine, for the esophogeal ph
monitoring, I can see different numbers e.g. C>7.0, but I have no idea
what they mean. i have had little heartburn, but have also been
swallowing quite a bit of mucus (darn sinuses). I hope this does not
upset or corrupt the results.
Since going off the meds 3 days ago, I have had few problems. A burp
(of all times in the shower a few days ago) triggered a minor acid
outbreak, but nothing since.
So far, my surgeon has already established that I do not have hiatus
hernia problems (manometry).
Interstingly, I feel a mild itch (minor heartburn?) near where the
esophagus would be.
My only fear would be a negative result. What would I then do with the
PPIs? I would definitely need to go to the follow-up endoscopy
regardless of the result and I am strongly inclined to stay off the
PPIs until I can get a clearer indication of what's going on. I feel
so much better without them, although they did stop my initial chest
Anyway, for those contemplating doing the test, do it. You have
nothing to fear and a lot to gain. Please feel free to comment on
anything I have written.
Post Edited (Christo) : 7/3/2007 5:21:26 AM (GMT-6)